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Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American Safeguard and AD/CV Duty Actions

Canada Begins Exclusion Request Process for Heavy Plate and Steel Wire. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has initiated an inquiry concerning exclusion requests for heavy plate and stainless steel wire that are currently subject to safeguard measures. Notices of participation, declarations and undertakings are due by 27 January; exclusion requests are due by 31 January; responses to exclusion requests must be filed by 11 February; replies to responses to exclusion requests are due by 18 February; a hearing, If necessary, will be held on 24 February; and the CITT will make its decision on 13 March.

Canada Renews AD/CV Duty Orders on Aluminium Extrusions. The CITT recently issued a final affirmative injury determination in its expiry review of the AD and CV duty orders on mainland Chinese aluminium extrusions produced via an extrusion process of alloys having metallic elements falling within the alloy designations published by The Aluminum Association commencing with 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7 (or proprietary or other certifying body equivalents), with the finish being as extruded (mill), mechanical, anodised or painted or otherwise coated, whether or not worked, having a wall thickness greater than 0.5 mm, with a maximum weight per metre of 22 kg and a profile or cross-section which fits within a circle having a diameter of 254 mm, excluding certain products. Subject merchandise is normally classified under HTSCA 7604.10.0030, 7604.10.0040, 7604.21.0010, 7604.21.0090, 7604.29.0011, 7604.29.0019, 7604.29.0021, 7604.29.0029, 7604.29.0030, 7608.10.0010, 7608.10.0090, 7608.20.0000, 7610.10.0010, 7610.10.0020, 7610.10.0030, 7610.90.1010, 7610.90.1020, 7610.90.1030, 7610.90.1090, 7610.90.9010, 7610.90.9020, 7610.90.9030 and 7610.90.9090. As a result, these orders have been renewed for an additional five years.

Brazil Renews AD Duty Order on Tableware. Brazil has renewed its AD duty order on certain mainland Chinese ceramic tableware, with the exception of cutlery utensils, classified under NCM 6911.10.10, 6911.10.90, 6911.90.00 and 6912.00.00. As a result, imports of subject merchandise will face the following AD duties for the next five years.

Producer / Exporter   Weighted-Average Dumping Margin  
Guangxi Xin Fu Yuan Co. Ltd.US$1.84/kg
Guangdong Baofeng Ceramic Technology Development Co. Ltd.US$5.14/kg
Liling Santang Ceramics Manufacturing Co. Ltd.US$5.14/kg
Shenzhen Yuking Trading Co. Ltd.US$5.14/kg
Certain other mainland Chinese entitiesUS$3.84/kg


CAMEX Recommends Termination of AD Measures on Steel Flat-Rolled Products, Preservation of AD Measures on Magnesium Metal. Following separate public interest inquiries, Brazil’s Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) is recommending (1) the termination of the currently suspended AD duty order 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; and (2) the preservation of the AD duty order on magnesium metal classified under NCM 8104.11.00 from the mainland.

Brazil Rejects Challenges to AD Duty Orders on Garlic and Steel Products. Brazil has rejected various administrative requests that challenged the renewal of the AD duty orders on mainland Chinese (1) fresh or refrigerated garlic classified under NCM 0703.20.10 and 0703.20.90, and (2) certain iron or non-alloy steel flat-rolled products classified under NCM 7208.51.00 and 7208.52.00.

Canada Begins Scope Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Fabricated Steel Components. The Canada Border Services Agency has initiated a scope proceeding to determine whether certain mainland Chinese fabricated industrial steel components are subject to the AD and CV duty orders on subject merchandise from the mainland. The CBSA is expected to issue a final determination by 15 May.

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