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AD/CV Notices

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

Product: Cast iron soil pipe, classified under HTSUS subheading 7303.00.0030.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary affirmative determination and alignment of final AD and CV determinations in CV investigation C-570-080, effective 2 July 2018.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-02/pdf/2018-14180.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following subsidy rates for imports of subject merchandise. The DOC will instruct CBP to begin collecting CV cash deposits on imports of subject merchandise at these rates. If both the DOC and the USITC issue affirmative final determinations in this case, the DOC will issue a CV duty order and require CV cash deposits at the rates specified therein, which could be different from those set forth below.

CompanySubsidy Rate
Kingway Pipe Co. Ltd.111.20%
Yuncheng Jiangxian Economic Development Zone HengTong Casting Co. Ltd.13.11%
China-wide13.11%


The DOC has also aligned the final determinations in the AD and CV investigations of subject merchandise so that they are both issued on 7 November.

Product: Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7208.10.1500, 7208.10.3000, 7208.10.6000, 7208.25.3000, 7208.25.6000, 7208.26.0030, 7208.26.0060, 7208.27.0030, 7208.27.0060, 7208.36.0030, 7208.36.0060, 7208.37.0030, 7208.37.0060, 7208.38.0015, 7208.38.0030, 7208.38.0090, 7208.39.0015, 7208.39.0030, 7208.39.0090, 7208.40.6030, 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 7208.54.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7211.14.0090, 7211.19.1500, 7211.19.2000, 7211.19.3000, 7211.19.4500, 7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7530, 7211.19.7560, 7211.19.7590, 7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 7225.30.3050, 7225.30.7000, 7225.40.7000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9030, 7226.11.9060, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, 7226.99.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.14.0030, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, and 7212.50.0000.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary results of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-865, effective 2 July 2018.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-02/pdf/2018-14179.pdf)
Summary: In its administrative review of subject merchandise for the period 1 November 2016 through 31 October 2017, the DOC has preliminarily determined that Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai Baosteel International Economic & Trading Co. Ltd., Baoshan Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Shanghai Meishan Iron & Steel and Union Steel China have not demonstrated that they are separate from the China-wide entity. If these results are confirmed, imports of subject merchandise from these companies will be subject to the current China-wide rate of 90.83 percent.

Product: Various products.
Nature of Notice: Opportunity to request administrative reviews of AD/CV duty orders, effective 3 July 2018.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-03/pdf/2018-14263.pdf)
Summary: Each year during the anniversary month of the publication of an AD/CV duty order, finding or suspension of investigation, an interested party may request that the DOC conduct an administrative review of that particular action. The DOC is now giving interested parties the opportunity to request, by 31 July, administrative reviews of the AD duty orders on the following products from mainland China for the period 1 July 2017 through 30 June 2018: carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings (A-570-814), certain potassium phosphate salts (A-570-962), certain steel grating (A-570-947), circular welded carbon quality steel pipe (A-570-910), cold-rolled steel flat products (A-570-029), corrosion-resistant steel products (A-570-026), persulfates (A-570-847) and xanthan gum (A-570-985). Parties may also request reviews of the following CV duty orders for the period 1 January through 31 December 2017: certain potassium phosphate salts (C-570-963), certain steel grating (C-570-948), circular welded carbon quality steel pipe (C-570-911), cold-rolled steel flat products (C-570-030), corrosion-resistant steel products (C-570-027) and pre-stressed concrete steel wire strand (C-570-946). These reviews could result in (a) revised AD/CV duty assessments for entries of subject merchandise made during the period of review and (b) revised AD/CV duty cash deposit rates for entries made after completion of the reviews.

Product: Certain frozen warm water shrimp, classified under HTSUS subheadings 0306.13.00.03, 0306.13.00.06, 0306.13.00.09, 0306.13.00.12, 0306.13.00.15, 0306.13.00.18, 0306.13.00.21, 0306.13.00.24, 0306.13.00.27, 0306.13.00.40, 1605.20.10.10 and 1605.20.10.30.
Nature of Notice: Rescission of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-893, effective 9 July 2018.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14611.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has rescinded its review of subject merchandise exported during the period 1 February 2016 through 31 January 2017 because the requesting parties withdrew their review requests. As a result, the cash deposit rates for subject merchandise will continue to be the rates established in the most recently completed administrative review.

Product: Certain steel nails, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.55, 7317.00.65, 7317.00.75 and 7907.00.6000.
Nature of Notice: Court decision not in harmony with final results of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-909, effective 2 April 2018.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14610.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has amended the final results of its administrative review of subject merchandise for the period 1 August 2009 through 31 July 2010 after the U.S. Court of International Trade sustained its final remand redetermination. As a result, the dumping margins for Tianjin Jinchi Metal Products Co. Ltd., Tianjin Jinghai County Hongli Industry & Business Co. and the separate rate companies have been amended from 47.76 percent, 78.27 percent and 19.30 percent, respectively, to 36.23 percent, 53.47 percent and 14.48 percent, respectively. In the event that the court’s ruling is not appealed or, if appealed, is upheld by a final and conclusive court decision, the DOC will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on unliquidated entries of subject merchandise based on the revised rates.

Product: Fresh garlic, classified under HTSUS subheadings 0703.20.0000, 0703.20.0005, 0703.20.0015, 0703.20,0010, 0703.20.0020, 0703.20.0090, 0710.80.7060, 0710.80.9750, 0711.90.6000, 0711.90.6500, 2005.90.9500, 2005.90.9700 and 2005.99.9700.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of new shipper review in AD investigation A-570-831, effective 9 Jul 2018.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14608.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has initiated a new shipper review of subject merchandise produced and exported by Jinxiang Infang Fruit & Vegetable Co. Ltd. during the period 1 November 2017 through 31 May 2018. The review will indicate whether the DOC is likely to establish a separate AD rate for this company.

Product: Rubber bands, classified under HTSUS subheading 4016.99.3510 and 4016.99.6050.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary affirmative determination and alignment of final AD and CV determinations in CV investigation C-570-070, effective 9 July 2018.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14633.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following subsidy rates for imports of subject merchandise. The DOC will instruct CBP to begin collecting CV cash deposits on imports of subject merchandise at these rates. If both the DOC and the USITC issue affirmative final determinations in this case, the DOC will issue a CV duty order and require CV cash deposits at the rates specified therein, which could be different from those set forth below.

CompanySubsidy Rate
Graceful Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd.125.77%
Moyoung Trading Co. Ltd.125.77%
Ningbo Syloon Imp & Exp Co. Ltd.125.77%
China-wide125.77%


The DOC has also aligned the final determinations in the AD and CV investigations of subject merchandise so that they are both issued on 13 November.

Product: Various products.
Nature of Notice: Notice of scope rulings.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14620.pdf)

Summary: The DOC has published the following list of scope rulings completed between 1 April and 30 June 2017. Scope rulings serve to determine whether a particular product is within the scope of an AD and/or CV duty order. Scope issues typically arise in cases where the descriptions of subject merchandise contained in the DOC’s determinations are ambiguous. It is also possible that, as technology evolves and new products are created, these new products may fall outside the scope of the order.

DateProduct Subject to AD/CV OrderSpecific Items Reviewed in Scope RulingDetermination
04/04/18Circular welded carbon-quality steel pipeCertain short round tubesWithin the scope
07/04/18Multi-layered wood flooringCertain two-layer wood flooring productsNot within the scope
17/04/18Aluminium extrusionsCertain finished light poles and light pole kitsNot within the scope
19/04/18Hand trucks and certain parts thereofCertain adjustable telescoping productsNot within the scope
20/04/18Aluminium extrusionsCertain towel bars, towel rings and toilet paper kitsNot within the scope
20/04/18Boltless steel shelving units pre-packaged for saleFourteen storage cabinet models and 15 quick assembly bookcase modelsNot within the scope
24/04/18Certain new pneumatic off-the-road tyresCertain mining and construction vehicle tyresNot within the scope
26/04/18Light-walled rectangular pipe and tubeCertain black and perforated square tubesWithin the scope
09/05/18Aluminium extrusionsCertain pocket door frame kitsNot within the scope
10/05/18Aluminium extrusionsCertain air duct registersNot within the scope
12/05/18Non-malleable cast iron pipe fittingsCertain ductile iron flangesWithin the scope
12/05/18Polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and stripGlycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate (PETG) shrink filmNot within the scope
16/05/18Seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipeTen different seamless pipe productsNot within the scope
19/05/18Aluminium extrusionsCertain barn door hardware kitsNot within the scope
09/06/18Aluminium extrusionsTen different outdoor productsNot within the scope
09/06/18Aluminium extrusionsTwo outdoor productsWithin the scope
13/06/18Aluminium extrusionsCertain aluminium extrusions made of series 6xxx aluminium alloy, which are cut-to-length and welded together in the form of a pallet, regardless of producer or exporterWithin the scope
19/06/18Aluminium extrusionsCertain dining chair kitsWithin the scope
30/06/18Hand trucks and certain parts thereofCertain luggage cartsWithin the scope
30/06/18Oil country tubular goodsCertain unfinished packoff support bushings, unfinished mandrel casing hangers and unfinished casing head housingsNot within the scope


Product: Chlorinated isocyanurates, classified under HTSUS subheadings 2933.69.6015, 2933.69.021, 2933.69.6050, 3808.40.5000, 3808.50.4000 and 3808.94.5000.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary results of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-898, effective 10 July 2018.
Link: (https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-14728.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise during the period 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017. CBP will assess AD duties on all appropriate entries using these rates, which will also be used to determine new AD cash deposit requirements.

ExporterWeighted-Average
Dumping Margin
Heze Huayi Chemical Co. Ltd.23.29%
Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co. Ltd.29.35%


Product: High pressure steel cylinders, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7311.00.0030, 7311.00.0060 and 7311.00.0090.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary results of administrative review in CV investigation C-570-978, effective 10 July 2018.
Link: (https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-14730.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following subsidy rate for imports of subject merchandise during the period 1 January through 31 December 2016. CBP will assess CV duties on all appropriate entries using this rate, which will also be used to determine new CV cash deposit requirements.

CompanySubsidy Rate
Beijing Tianhai Industry Co. Ltd.37.77%


Product: Sodium gluconate, gluconic acid and derivative products, classified under HTSUS subheadings 2918.16.1000, 2918.16.5010, 2932.20.5020, 2918.16.5050, 3824.99.2890 and 3824.99.9295.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary affirmative determination in AD investigation A-570-071, effective 10 July 2018.
Link: (https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-14729.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise. The DOC will instruct CBP to begin collecting AD cash deposits on imports of subject merchandise at these rates. 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 rates specified therein, which could be different from those set forth below.

ExporterProducerDumping Margin
Anhui Xingzhou Medicine Food Co. Ltd.Xiwang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.213.15%
Anhui Xingzhou Medicine Food Co. Ltd.Zhucheng Shuguang Biotech Co. Ltd.213.15%
China-wideChina-wide213.15%
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