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

Colombia Launches AD Probe of Stainless Steel Sinks
Colombia has initiated an AD investigation of stainless steel sinks and wash basins weighing eight kilogrammes or less, classified under 7324.10.00, from mainland China. Parties wishing to participate in this investigation must make themselves known to the relevant authorities by 27 May.

Chile Issues AD Duty Order Steel Wire Rod
Chile has issued an AD duty order on steel wire rod 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 face the following dumping duties for a period of one year.

  • Benxi Beitai Gaosu Steel Wire Rod Co. Ltd. – 28.8 percent
  • Jiangsu Shagang Group Co. Ltd. – 30.8 percent
  • All other – 38.0 percent

Excluded from the scope of this order are CHQ quality wire rod, wire rod with a diameter exceeding 16 millimetres, and wire rod with grooves or bumps.

Canada Makes Final Affirmative AD/CV Determinations on Fabricated Steel Components
The Canada Border Services Agency on 25 April made final affirmative determinations in its AD and CV investigations of certain mainland Chinese fabricated industrial steel components classified under HTSCA 7216.99.0010, 7216.99.0020, 7216.99.0030, 7216.99.0091, 7216.99.0099, 7301.20.0010, 7301.20.0020, 7308.40.0000, 7308.90.0060, 7308.90.0096, 7308.90.0099, 7326.90.9090, 8421.99.9090, 8428.31.0000, 8428.32.0000, 8428.33.0000, 8428.39.0030, 8428.39.0041, 8428.39.0049, 8428.39.0080 and 8428.39.0090. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal will issue its final injury determination by 25 May.

Exporter

Dumping MarginAmount of Subsidy (RMB)
per Metric Tonne
Baosteel Construction Co. Ltd.32.9%151.70
Modern Heavy Industries (Taicang) Co. Ltd.45.8%607.66
United Steel Structures Ltd.45.8%675.47
China-wide45.8%11,656.06


The proceedings cover fabricated structural steel and plate-work components of buildings, process equipment, process enclosures, access structures, process structures, and structures for conveyancing and material handling, including steel beams, columns, braces, frames, railings, stairs, trusses, conveyor belt frame structures and galleries, bents, bins, chutes, hoppers, ductwork, process tanks, pipe racks and apron feeders, whether assembled or partially assembled into modules, or unassembled, for use in structures for (i) oil and gas extraction, conveyance and processing; (ii) mining extraction, conveyance, storage and processing; (iii) industrial power generation facilities; (iv) petrochemical plants; (v) cement plants; (vi) fertilizer plants; and (vii) industrial metal smelters. Excluded from the proceedings are electrical transmission towers; rolled steel products not further worked; steel beams not further worked; oil pump jacks; solar, wind and tidal power generation structures; power generation facilities with a rated capacity below 100 megawatts; goods classified as “prefabricated buildings” under HTSCA 9406.00.90.30; structural steel for use in manufacturing facilities used in applications other than those described above; and products covered by the orders on certain fasteners, structural tubing, carbon steel plate and steel grating.

Canada Begins Re-Investigation of AD/CV Measures on Rebar
The CBSA has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy of certain concrete reinforcing bar classified under HTSCA 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, 7215.90.0090 and 7227.90.0090 from mainland China. Subject merchandise includes hot-rolled deformed steel concrete reinforcing bar in straight lengths or coils, commonly identified as rebar, in various diameters up to and including 56.4 millimetres, in various finishes, excluding plain round bar and fabricated rebar products. Also excluded are 10-mm-diameter (10M) rebar produced to meet the requirements of CSA G30 18.09 (or equivalent standards) and coated to meet the requirements of epoxy standard ASTM A775/A 775M 04a (or equivalent standards) in lengths from 1 foot (30.48 cm) up to and including 8 feet (243.84 cm).

Exporters that wish to participate in this proceeding must provide a complete and accurate submission by 7 June. If an exporter fails to provide a complete and accurate submission to determine specific normal values or does not permit verification of information submitted, AD duties will be assessed at the rate of 41 percent of the export price of the subject goods imported into Canada. Similarly, in cases where the government of China or exporters in the mainland fail to provide complete and accurate submissions enabling the determination of specific amounts of subsidy, CV duties will be assessed at a rate of 469 Chinese renminbi per metric tonne. The CBSA intends to conclude this re-investigation by 1 September.

Brazil Extends Deadline for Final AD Determination on Certain Steel Flat Bars
Brazilian authorities recently extended for a period of up to eight months, from 10 May 2017 to 10 January 2018, the deadline to issue a final determination in their AD investigation of high-carbon, high-resistance steel wire, of circular section, hardened by cold drawing, having a smooth or notched surface and normal or low relaxation, classified under NCM 7217.10.19 and 7217.10.90 from mainland China. Brazilian authorities preliminarily established provisional duties of US$199.19 per tonne or US$505.56 per tonne.

Brazil Extends Deadline for Final AD Determination on Steel Stranded Wire
Brazilian authorities recently extended for a period of up to eight months, from 17 May 2017 to 17 January 2018, the deadline to issue a final determination in their AD investigation of high-carbon steel stranded wire, with a high tensile strength and low relaxation, having three or seven wires, also known as low relaxation strand or pre-stressed concrete strand, classified under NCM 7312.10.90 from mainland China. Brazilian authorities preliminarily established provisional duties of US$351.30 per tonne or US$562.70 per tonne.

Brazil Extends Deadline to Conclude AD Sunset Review on Vacuum Flasks
Brazilian authorities recently extended for a period of up to two months, from 11 May to 11 July, , the deadline to issue the final results of the on-going sunset review of the AD duty order on mainland Chinese vacuum flasks classified under NCM 9617.00.10. Imports of subject merchandise have been subject to an AD duty of 47 percent since July 1999.

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