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Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

Peru Launches AD Probe of Slide Fasteners
Peru has initiated an AD investigation on slide fasteners and parts thereof classified under HTSPE 9607.11.0000, 9607.19.0000 and 9607.20.0000 from mainland China. Subject merchandise has faced AD duties in the past but the most recent measures were rescinded in May 2015.

Chile Extends Provisional AD Duty on Steel Wire Rod
Chile has extended for a period of up to two months from 22 February its provisional measures in the on-going AD probe of Trefilar, Drawing, Normal and Mesh Quality steel wire rod of circular cross section measuring less than 16 millimetres in diameter classified under classified under HTSCL 7213.2000, 7213.9110, 7213.9120, 7213.9190, 7213.9900, 7227.1000, 7227.2000 and 7227.9000 from mainland China. Subject merchandise will continue to face a provisional 40.6 percent duty, with the exception of merchandise from the following mainland Chinese companies that will face a lower rate:

  • Benxi Beitai Gaosu Steel Wire Rod Co. Ltd. – 28.3 percent duty
  • Zhangjiakou Xuanlong High Speed Wire Co. – 18.6 percent duty
  • Jiangsu Shagang Group Co. Ltd. – 32.0 percent duty

Excluded from the scope of this proceeding are CHQ quality wire rod and hot-rolled alloy steel wire rod in coils with indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations of subheading 7227.90.

Certain Bolts Excluded from Canada’s AD/CV Duty Orders on Fasteners
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal recently issued the results of its interim review of the AD and CV duty orders on certain carbon steel fasteners classified under HTSCA 7318.11.0000, 7318.12.0000, 7318.14.0000, 7318.15.0011, 7318.15.0012, 7318.15.0021, 7318.15.0029, 7318.15.0031, 7318.15.0032, 7318.15.0039 and 7318.15.0044 from mainland China. At the request of Canimex Inc., the CITT decided to exclude the following goods from the orders effective 16 May 2016: shoulder bolts made of steel, grade 5, and zinc-plated, with a hexagonal head, an unthreaded cylindrical shoulder section ranging from 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch in diameter, and a threaded section that is smaller in diameter than the shoulder ranging from 3/8 inch to 7/8 inch in length and between 10-24 and 5/8-11 in common thread sizes.

Canada Begins Interim Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Fasteners
The CITT has initiated an interim review of the AD and CV duty orders on certain carbon steel fasteners classified under HTSCA 7318.11.0000, 7318.12.0000, 7318.14.0000, 7318.15.0011, 7318.15.0012, 7318.15.0021, 7318.15.0029, 7318.15.0031, 7318.15.0032, 7318.15.0039 and 7318.15.0044 from mainland China. At the request of O’Berry Enterprises Inc., the review will seek to determine whether the following products should be excluded from these orders: square drive wood screws, scored so that upper portion of the screw and head can be easily snapped off, three inches or 3.5 inches in length, of a #8 or #9 diameter, threaded in part with eight threads per inch and in part with nine threads per inch, with the remainder unthread, and covered in a Gleitmo 615 lubricant coating (or equivalent coating). Parties wishing to participate in this review must file a notice of participation by noon 6 March. Written submissions may also be filed by noon 24 March and reply submissions are due by 10 April.

Canada Considers Sunset Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Steel Sinks
The CITT is seeking comments from interested parties by 10 March on whether it should initiate an expiry review of the AD and CV duty orders on mainland Chinese stainless steel sinks with a single drawn bowl having a volume between 1,600 and 5,000 cubic inches (26,219.30 and 81,935.32 cubic centimetres), or with multiple drawn bowls having a combined volume between 2,200 and 6,800 cubic inches (36,051.54 and 111,432.04 cubic centimetres), excluding sinks fabricated by hand.

The CITT will only initiate a review if it determines that there is sufficient information for such a review to be performed. If a review is not initiated, the orders will be allowed to expire as scheduled on 24 May. Submissions may address such issues as the likelihood of continued or resumed dumping and subsidising of the goods, the likely volume and price ranges of dumped and subsidised imports if dumping and subsidising were to continue or resume, the domestic industry’s recent performance, including trends in production, sales, market share, domestic prices, costs and profits, and the likelihood of injury to the domestic industry if the order were allowed to expire. The CITT will issue a decision on 4 April on whether an expiry review is warranted.

Mexico Begins Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Graphite Electrodes
Mexico has initiated a sunset review of the AD duty order on mainland Chinese graphite electrodes for electric arc furnaces classified under HTSMX 8545.11.01. This order has been in place since March 2012 and currently imposes AD duties ranging from 38 percent to 250 percent. Interested parties have 28 business days from 22 February to submit the official form for the investigation and any arguments thereof.

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