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AD/CV Notices

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC.

Product: Aluminium extrusions, classified under HTSUS subheadings 9031.90.90.95, 7610.10.00, 7610.90.00, 7615.10.30, 7615.10.71, 7615.10.91, 7615.19.10, 7615.19.30, 7615.19.50, 7615.19.70, 7615.19.90, 7615.20.00, 7616.99.10, 7616.99.50, 8479.89.98, 8479.90.94, 8513.90.20, 9403.10.00, 9403.20.00, 7604.21.00.00, 7604.29.10.00, 7604.29.3010, 7604.29.3050, 7604.29.5030, 7604.29.5060, 7608.20.0030, 7608.20.0090, 8302.10.3000, 8302.10.6030, 8302.10.6060, 8302.10.6090, 8302.20.0000, 8302.30.3010, 8302.30.3060, 8302.41.3000, 8302.41.6015, 8302.41.6045, 8302.41.6050, 8302.41.6080, 8302.42.3010, 8302.42.3015, 8302.42.3065, 8302.49.6035, 8302.49.6045, 8302.49.6055, 8302.49.6085, 8302.50.0000, 8302.60.9000, 8305.10.0050, 8306.30.0000, 8418.99.8005, 8418.99.8050, 8418.99.8060, 8419.90.1000, 8422.90.0640, 8479.90.8500, 8486.90.0000, 8487.90.0080, 8503.00.9520, 8515.90.2000, 8516.90.5000, 8516.90.8050, 8708.80.6590, 9401.90.5081, 9403.90.1040, 9403.90.1050, 9403.90.1085, 9403.90.2540, 9403.90.2580, 9403.90.4005, 9403.90.4010, 9403.90.4060, 9403.90.5005, 9403.90.5010, 9403.90.5080, 9403.90.6005, 9403.90.6010, 9403.90.6080, 9403.90.7005, 9403.90.7010, 9403.90.7080, 9403.90.8010, 9403.90.8015, 9403.90.8020, 9403.90.8030, 9403.90.8041, 9403.90.8051, 9403.90.8061, 9506.51.4000, 9506.51.6000, 9506.59.4040, 9506.70.2090, 9506.91.0010, 9506.91.0020, 9506.91.0030, 9506.99.0510, 9506.99.0520, 9506.99.0530, 9506.99.1500, 9506.99.2000, 9506.99.2580, 9506.99.2800, 9506.99.5500, 9506.99.6080, 9507.30.2000, 9507.30.4000, 9507.30.6000, 9507.90.6000, 9603.90.8050, 7610.10, 7610.90, 7615.19, 7615.20, 7616.99, 8418.99.8050 and 8418.99.8060.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary determination of circumvention and intent to rescind minor alterations anti-circumvention inquiry in AD investigation A-570-967 and CV investigation C-570-968, effective 14 November 2016.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-14/pdf/2016-27346.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily determined that heat-treated extruded aluminium products that meet the chemical specifications for 5050-grade aluminium alloy, regardless of producer, exporter or importer, constitute later-developed merchandise and are circumventing the AD and CV duty orders on aluminium extrusions from the mainland. The DOC will direct CBP to (i) suspend liquidation of the aforementioned aluminium products entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 21 March 2016; and (ii) require a cash deposit of estimated duties at the rate applicable to the exporter on all unliquidated entries entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after that date. The DOC also preliminarily intends to rescind its minor alterations anti-circumvention review of subject merchandise. The agency expects to issue a final determination by 9 January 2017.

Product: Certain corrosion-resistant steel products, classified under HTSUS subheadings7210.30.0030, 7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0091, 7210.49.0095, 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7210.90.1000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.3000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.30.1530, 7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.91.0000, 7225.92.0000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.99.0110, 7226.99.0130, 7226.99.0180, 7228.60.6000, 7228.60.8000 and 7229.90.1000.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of anti-circumvention inquiries in AD investigation A-570-026 and CV investigation C-570-027, effective 14 November 2016.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-14/pdf/2016-27327.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has initiated proceedings to determine whether certain imports of corrosion-resistant steel products made in Vietnam using carbon hot-rolled steel and cold-rolled steel flat products manufactured in mainland China are circumventing the AD and CV duty orders on subject merchandise from the mainland. The DOC intends to issue a final determination by 11 September 2017.

Product: Steel wire garment hangers, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7326.20.0020 and 7323.99.9060.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary results of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-918, effective 14 November 2016.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-14/pdf/2016-27345.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily calculated a dumping margin of 49.40 percent in its administrative review of subject merchandise exported by Shanghai Wells Hanger Co. Ltd. / Hong Kong Wells Ltd. during the period 1 October 2014 through 30 September 2015.

Product: Certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 7225.40.1180, 7225.40.3005, 7225.40.3050, 7226.20.0000, 7226.91.5000, 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.19.1500, 7211.19.2000, 7211.19.4500, 7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7590, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7214.10.0000, 7214.30.0010, 7214.30.0080, 7214.91.0015, 7214.91.0060, 7214.91.0090, 7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 7225.40.5110, 7225.40.5130, 7225.40.5160, 7225.40.7000, 7225.99.0010, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9060, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.0500, 7226.91.1530, 7226.91.1560, 7226.91.2530, 7226.91.2560, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000 and 7226.99.0180.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary affirmative determination in AD investigation A-570-047, effective 14 November 2016.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-14/pdf/2016-27312.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following dumping margin for imports of subject merchandise. The DOC will instruct CBP to begin collecting AD cash deposits on imports of subject merchandise at this rate. If both the DOC and the USITC issue affirmative final determinations in this case, the DOC will issue an AD duty order and require AD cash deposits at the rate specified therein, which could be different from that set forth below.

ExporterWeighted-Average
Dumping Margin
China-wide68.27%


Product: Certain cold-rolled steel flat products, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7209.15.0000, 7209.16.0030, 7209.16.0060, 7209.16.0070, 7209.16.0091, 7209.17.0030, 7209.17.0060, 7209.17.0070, 7209.17.0091, 7209.18.1530, 7209.18.1560, 7209.18.2510, 7209.18.2520, 7209.18.2580, 7209.18.6020, 7209.18.6090, 7209.25.0000, 7209.26.0000, 7209.27.0000, 7209.28.0000, 7209.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.23.1500, 7211.23.2000, 7211.23.3000, 7211.23.4500, 7211.23.6030, 7211.23.6060, 7211.23.6090, 7211.29.2030, 7211.29.2090, 7211.29.4500, 7211.29.6030, 7211.29.6080, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.50.8080, 7225.99.0090, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, 7226.92.8050, 7210.90.9000, 7212.50.0000, 7215.10.0010, 7215.10.0080, 7215.50.0016, 7215.50.0018, 7215.50.0020, 7215.50.0061, 7215.50.0063, 7215.50.0065, 7215.50.0090, 7215.90.5000, 7217.10.1000, 7217.10.2000, 7217.10.3000, 7217.10.7000, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.19.0000, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.99.0180, 7228.50.5015, 7228.50.5040, 7228.50.5070, 7228.60.8000 and 7229.90.1000.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of anti-circumvention inquiries in AD investigation A-570-029 and CV investigation C-570-030, effective 17 November 2016.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-17/pdf/2016-27850.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has initiated proceedings to determine whether imports of certain cold-rolled steel flat products made in Vietnam from hot-rolled steel produced in mainland China are circumventing the AD and CV duty orders on subject merchandise from the mainland. Domestic producers argue that the process for completing cold-rolled steel from hot-rolled steel is minor or insignificant. The DOC intends to issue a final determination by 13 September 2017.

Product: Glycine, classified under HTSUS subheading 2922.49.4020.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of changed circumstances review in AD investigation A-570-836, effective 17 November 2016.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-17/pdf/2016-27660.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has initiated a changed circumstances review to determine whether Salvi Chemical Industries Ltd. is no longer processing mainland Chinese-origin glycine and is instead producing glycine from raw materials of non-mainland Chinese-origin. The review will also seek to determine whether this company should be able to participate in the certification process described in a December 2012 final scope ruling.

Product: Certain cased pencils, classified under HTSUS subheading 9609.10.00.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary results of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-827, effective 21 November 2016.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-21/pdf/2016-27960.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily determined that Shandong Rongxin Import & Export Co. Ltd. is part of the China-wide entity, subject to a 114.90 percent rate, in its administrative review of subject merchandise for the period 1 December 2014 through 30 November 2015.

Product: Steel threaded rod, classified under HTSUS subheading 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, 7318.15.5090 and 7318.15.2095.
Nature of Notice: Final results of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-932, effective 22 November 2016.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-22/pdf/2016-28109.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has established the following dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise during the period 1 April 2014 through 31 March 2015. CBP will assess AD duties on all appropriate entries using these rates, which will also be used to determine new AD cash deposit requirements. CBP will not assess AD duties or impose cash deposit requirements on entries subject to a zero rate.

ExporterWeighted-Average
Dumping Margin
IFI & Morgan Ltd. and RMB Fasteners Ltd.0.00%
Zhejiang New Oriental Co. Ltd.11.07%


Product: Uncovered innerspring units, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7326.20.0070, 7326.20.0071, 7320.20.5010, 7320.90.5010, 9404.29.9005, 9404.10.0000, 9404.29.9010 and 9404.29.9011.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of anti-circumvention inquiry in AD investigation A-570-928, effective 22 November 2016.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-22/pdf/2016-28087.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has initiated an anti-circumvention inquiry to determine whether certain uncovered innerspring units assembled in Macau by Macao Commercial and Industrial Spring Mattress Manufacturer from components made in mainland China are circumventing the AD duty order on subject merchandise from the mainland. If the DOC issues a preliminary affirmative determination, it will instruct CBP to suspend liquidation and require a cash deposit of estimated duties on the goods under review.

Product: Calcium hypochlorite, classified under HTSUS subheadings 2828.10.0000, 3808.94.5000 and 3808.99.9500.
Nature of Notice: Rescission of new shipper review in AD investigation A-570-008, effective 22 November 2016.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-22/pdf/2016-28103.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has rescinded its new shipper review of the AD duty order on subject merchandise because it could not determine whether the sales of subject goods by Haixing Jingmei Chemical Products Sales Co. Ltd. during the period 25 July 2014 through 30 June 2015 were bona fide. The DOC will instruct CBP to discontinue the option of posting a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for entries of subject goods from this company and to continue to collect AD cash deposits at the China-wide rate of 200.90 percent.

Product: Ammonium sulphate, classified under HTSUS subheading 3102.21.0000.
Nature of Notice: Correction to preliminary affirmative determination in AD investigation A-570-049, effective 23 November 2016.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-23/pdf/2016-28226.pdf)
Summary: The DOC is advising interested parties that 9 December is the correct deadline for filing case briefs in connection with its AD probe of ammonium sulphate from the mainland, thus correcting an inadvertent error in its preliminary affirmative determination of sales at less than fair value.

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