25 Oct 2019
Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Mainland Chinese Products
Argentina Renews AD Duty Order on PET Granules. Argentina has renewed for an additional three years its AD duty order on mainland Chinese poly(ethylene terephthalate) granules, with an intrinsic viscosity of 0.70 or more but not more than 0.88 decilitres per gram, classified under NCM 3907.60.00. Imports of subject merchandise will continue to face an AD duty of 16.0 percent.
Brazil Considers Request to Reapply AD Duties on Steel Flat-Rolled Products. Brazil is seeking input from interested parties by 22 November on a request to re-apply the currently suspended AD duty measures on certain mainland Chinese hot-rolled flat-rolled products of alloy or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or greater, in plates of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm or in coils of any thickness, classified under NCM 7208.10.00, 7208.25.00, 7208.26.10, 7208.26.90, 7208.27.10, 7208.27.90, 7208.36.10, 7208.36.90, 7208.37.00, 7208.38.10, 7208.38.90, 7208.39.10, 7208.39.90, 7208.40.00, 7208.53.00, 7208.54.00, 7208.90.00, 7225.30.00 and 7225.40.90.
Canada Considers Sunset Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Rebar. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is seeking comments from interested parties by 4 November on whether it should initiate an expiry review of the AD and CV duty orders on mainland Chinese 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, classified under HTSCA 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, 7215.90.0090 and 7227.90.0090.
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 order will be allowed to expire as scheduled on 8 January 2020. 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 and profits, and the likelihood of injury to the domestic industry if the orders were allowed to expire. The CITT will issue a decision by 9 December on whether an expiry review is warranted.