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AD/CV Notices

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

Product: Stainless steel flanges, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7307.21.1000 and 7307.21.5000.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of AD investigation A-570-064 and CV investigation C-570-065, effective 11 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-11/pdf/2017-19294.pdf;
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-11/pdf/2017-19293.pdf)
Summary: The scope of these investigations covers certain forged stainless steel flanges, whether unfinished, semi-finished or finished. These products are generally manufactured to the material specification of ASTM/ASME A/SA182 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications. They are made in various grades, such as 304, 304L, 316 and 316L (or combinations thereof). The term ‘‘stainless steel’’ used in this scope refers to an alloy steel containing by actual weight 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. Unfinished stainless steel flanges possess the approximate shape of finished stainless steel flanges and have not yet been machined to final specification after the initial forging or like operations. These machining processes may include boring, facing, spot facing, drilling, tapering, threading, bevelling, heating or compressing. Semi-finished stainless steel flanges are unfinished stainless steel flanges that have undergone some machining processes.

The scope includes six general types of flanges: (i) weld neck, generally used in butt-weld line connection; (ii) threaded, generally used for threaded line connections; (iii) slip-on, generally used to slide over pipe; (iv) lap joint, generally used with stub-ends/butt-weld line connections; (v) socket weld, generally used to fit pipe into a machine recession; and (vi) blind, generally used to seal off a line. The sizes and descriptions of the flanges within the scope include all pressure classes of ASME B16.5 and range from one-half inch to 24 inches nominal pipe size. Specifically excluded from the scope of these proceedings are cast stainless steel flanges, which are generally manufactured to specification ASTM A351.

The country of origin for certain forged stainless steel flanges, whether unfinished, semi-finished or finished, is the country where the flange was forged. Subject merchandise includes stainless steel flanges as defined above that have been further processed in a third country. The processing includes boring, facing, spot facing, drilling, tapering, threading, bevelling, heating, compressing and/or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigations if performed in the country of manufacture of the stainless steel flanges.

The USITC has scheduled its preliminary injury vote in connection with this investigation for 29 September.

Product: Certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products, classified under HTSUS subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030 and 8501.31.8000.
Nature of Notice: Final results and partial rescission of administrative review in CV investigation C-570-011, effective 12 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-12/pdf/2017-19292.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has established the following subsidy rates for imports of subject merchandise during the period 10 June 2014 through 31 December 2015. CBP will assess CV duties on all appropriate entries using these rates, which will also be used to determine new CV cash deposit requirements.

Company Subsidy Rate
Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd. and its cross-owned Affiliates 13.93%
Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co. Ltd. 13.93%
Hefei JA Solar Technology Co. Ltd. 13.93%
Perlight Solar Co. Ltd. 13.93%
Risen Energy Co. Ltd. 13.93%
Shanghai JA Solar Technology Co. Ltd. 13.93%
Shenzhen Sungold Solar Co. Ltd. 13.93%
Sunny Apex Development Limited 13.93%


The DOC has also rescinded its review of 22 companies based on the timely withdrawal of the review requests.

Product: Certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7304.31.3000, 7304.31.6050, 7304.51.1000, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7306.30.5015, 7306.30.5020, 7306.50.5030, 7306.30.1000 and 7306.50.1000.
Nature of Notice: Postponement of preliminary determination in AD investigation A-570-058, effective 12 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-12/pdf/2017-19291.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has decided to postpone its preliminary determination in this investigation from 26 September to 15 November. The preliminary determination will indicate whether the DOC is likely to establish AD duties on imports of subject merchandise.

Product: Various products.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of administrative reviews of AD/CV duty orders, effective 13 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-13/pdf/2017-19417.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has initiated separate administrative reviews of the following AD duty orders: circular welded carbon quality steel pipe (A-570-910) – period of review 1 July 2016 through 30 June 2017; tapered roller bearings (A-570-910) – POR 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017; and xanthan gum (A-570-985) – POR 1 July 2016 through 30 June 2017. The DOC has also launched a review of the CV duty order on circular welded carbon quality steel pipe (C-570-911) for the period 1 January through 31 December 2016. These reviews are scheduled to be completed by 31 July 2018 and could result in (a) revised AD/CV duty assessments for entries of subject merchandise made during the applicable period of review and (b) revised AD/CV duty cash deposit rates for entries made after completion of the review.

Product: Multi-layered wood flooring classified under HTSUS subheadings 4412.31.0520, 4412.31.0540, 4412.31.0560, 4412.31.2510, 4412.31.2520, 4412.31.4040, 4412.31.4050, 4412.31.4060, 4412.31.4070, 4412.31.5125, 4412.31.5135, 4412.31.5155, 4412.31.5165, 4412.31.6000, 4412.31.9100, 4412.32.0520, 4412.32.0540, 4412.32.0560, 4412.32.2510, 4412.32.2520, 4412.32.3125, 4412.32.3135, 4412.32.3155, 4412.32.3165, 4412.32.3175, 4412.32.3185, 4412.32.5600, 4412.39.1000, 4412.39.3000, 4412.39.4011, 4412.39.4012, 4412.39.4019, 4412.39.4031, 4412.39.4032, 4412.39.4039, 4412.39.4051, 4412.39.4052, 4412.39.4059, 4412.39.4061, 4412.39.4062, 4412.39.4069, 4412.39.5010, 4412.39.5030, 4412.39.5050, 4412.94.1030, 4412.94.1050, 4412.94.3105, 4412.94.3111, 4412.94.3121, 4412.94.3131, 4412.94.3141, 4412.94.3160, 4412.94.3171, 4412.94.4100, 4412.94.5100, 4412.94.6000, 4412.94.7000, 4412.94.8000, 4412.94.9000, 4412.94.9500, 4412.99.0600, 4412.99.1020, 4412.99.1030, 4412.99.1040, 4412.99.3110, 4412.99.3120, 4412.99.3130, 4412.99.3140, 4412.99.3150, 4412.99.3160, 4412.99.3170, 4412.99.4100, 4412.99.5100, 4412.99.5710, 4412.99.6000, 4412.99.7000, 4412.99.8000, 4412.99.9000, 4412.99.9500, 4418.71.2000, 4418.71.9000, 4418.72.2000 and 4418.72.9500.
Nature of Notice: Correction to final results of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-970, effective 14 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-14/pdf/2017-19529.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has amended the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on subject merchandise for the period 1 December 2014 through 30 November 2015 by correcting the name of a company that had been the subject of a changed circumstances review. In that review, the DOC determined that Yihua Lifestyle Technology Co. Ltd. was the successor-in-interest to Guandong Yihua Timber Industry Co. Ltd. and, as such, effective 22 March Yihua Tech is entitled to Yihua Timber’s AD cash deposit rate with respect to subject merchandise.

Product: Certain cased pencils, classified under HTSUS subheading 9609.10.00.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary determination of no shipments and partial rescission of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-827, effective 15 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-15/pdf/2017-19049.pdf)
Summary: In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on subject merchandise for the period 1 December 2015 through 30 November 2016, the DOC has preliminarily determined that Tianjin Tonghe Stationery Industrial Co. Ltd. and the mandatory respondent Ningbo Homey Union Co. Ltd. are not eligible for separate rates and therefore remain part of the China-wide entity. The DOC has also preliminarily determined that the entity comprised of Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. and Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Finally, the DOC has rescinded its review of Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co. Ltd. and Shandong Rongxin Import & Export Co. Ltd. based on the timely withdrawal of the review requests.

Product: Certain tool chests and cabinets, classified under HTSUS subheadings 9403.20.0021, 9403.20.0026, 9403.20.0030, 7326.90.8688 and 7326.90.3500.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary affirmative determination in CV investigation C-570-057, effective 15 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-15/pdf/2017-19633.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following subsidy margins for imports of subject merchandise and will instruct CBP to begin collecting CV cash deposits 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.

Company Subsidy Rate
Jiangsu Tongrun Equipment Technology Co. Ltd.  17.32%
Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co. Ltd. 32.07%
Allround Hardware Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Beijing Kang Jie Kong International Cargo Agent Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Changshu Zhongcheng Tool Box Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Changzhou City Hongfei Metalwork Corporation 112.99%
Changzhou Machan Steel Furniture Co. Ltd. 27.13%
China National Electronics Import and Export Ningbo Co. 112.99%
Foshan Lishida Metal Products Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Gem-Year Industrial Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Guangdong Hisense Home Appliances Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Guerjie Enterprise Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Haiyan Dingfeng Fasteners Ltd. 112.99%
Hangzhou Xiaoshan Import and Export Trading Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Hyxion Metal Industry 27.13%
Jiaxing Pinyou Import & Export Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Jin Rong Hua Le Metal Manufactures Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Jinhua JG Tools Manufacturing Co. 27.13%
Jinhua Yahu Tools Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Keesung Manufacturing Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Kingstar Tools Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Liyang Flying Industry Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Meridian International Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Ningbo Better Design Industry Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Ningbo Hualei Tool Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Ningbo Jiufeng Electronic Tool 112.99%
Ningbo Safewell International Holding Corp. 27.13%
Ningbo Xiunan International Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Pinghu Chenda Storage Office Equipment Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Pooke Technology Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Shanghai All?Fast International Trade Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Shanghai All?Hop Industry Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Shanghai Delta International Trading 112.99%
Shanghai Fairlong International Trading Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Shanghai ITPC Hardware Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Shanghai Legsteel Metal Products Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Shanghai Tung Hsing Technology Inc. 112.99%
Shining Golden Yida Welding & Cutting Machinery Manufacture Ltd. 112.99%
Suzhou Aomeijia Metallic Products Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Suzhou Goldenline Machinery Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Suzhou Xindadi Hardware Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Taixing Hutchin Mfg. Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Tong Ming Enterprise (Jiaxing) Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Trantex Product (Zhong Shan) Co. Ltd. 27.13%
Wuyi Yunlin Steel Products Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Yangzhou Huayu Pipe Fitting Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Yangzhou Triple Harvest Power Tools Limited 27.13%
Zhangjiagang Houfeng Machinery Co. Ltd. 112.99%
Zhejiang KC Mechanical & Electrical 112.99%
Zhejiang Zhenglian Corp. 112.99%
Zhuhai Shichang Metals Ltd. 112.99%
China-wide 27.13%


Product: Drawn stainless steel sinks, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7324.10.0000 and 7324.10.0010.
Nature of Notice: Partial rescission of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-983, effective 15 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-15/pdf/2017-19640.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has rescinded based on the timely withdrawal of the review requests its administrative review of imports of subject merchandise from 19 companies for the period 1 April 2016 through 31 March 2017. As a result, the cash deposit rates for subject merchandise from these companies will continue to be the rates established in the most recently completed administrative review.

Product: Crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, classified under HTSUS subheadings 8501.31.8000, 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.80, 8541.40.6020 and 8541.40.6030.
Nature of Notice: Partial rescission of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-979, effective 18 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-18/pdf/2017-19773.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has rescinded based on the timely withdrawal of the review requests its administrative review of imports of subject merchandise from nine companies for the period 1 December 2015 through 30 November 2016. As a result, the cash deposit rates for subject merchandise from these companies will continue to be the rates established in the most recently completed administrative review.

Product: Multi-layered wood flooring classified under HTSUS subheadings 4412.31.0520, 4412.31.0540, 4412.31.0560, 4412.31.2510, 4412.31.2520, 4412.31.4040, 4412.31.4050, 4412.31.4060, 4412.31.4070, 4412.31.5125, 4412.31.5135, 4412.31.5155, 4412.31.5165, 4412.31.6000, 4412.31.9100, 4412.32.0520, 4412.32.0540, 4412.32.0560, 4412.32.2510, 4412.32.2520, 4412.32.3125, 4412.32.3135, 4412.32.3155, 4412.32.3165, 4412.32.3175, 4412.32.3185, 4412.32.5600, 4412.39.1000, 4412.39.3000, 4412.39.4011, 4412.39.4012, 4412.39.4019, 4412.39.4031, 4412.39.4032, 4412.39.4039, 4412.39.4051, 4412.39.4052, 4412.39.4059, 4412.39.4061, 4412.39.4062, 4412.39.4069, 4412.39.5010, 4412.39.5030, 4412.39.5050, 4412.94.1030, 4412.94.1050, 4412.94.3105, 4412.94.3111, 4412.94.3121, 4412.94.3131, 4412.94.3141, 4412.94.3160, 4412.94.3171, 4412.94.4100, 4412.94.5100, 4412.94.6000, 4412.94.7000, 4412.94.8000, 4412.94.9000, 4412.94.9500, 4412.99.0600, 4412.99.1020, 4412.99.1030, 4412.99.1040, 4412.99.3110, 4412.99.3120, 4412.99.3130, 4412.99.3140, 4412.99.3150, 4412.99.3160, 4412.99.3170, 4412.99.4100, 4412.99.5100, 4412.99.5710, 4412.99.6000, 4412.99.7000, 4412.99.8000, 4412.99.9000, 4412.99.9500, 4418.71.2000, 4418.71.9000, 4418.72.2000 and 4418.72.9500.
Nature of Notice: Court decision not in harmony with final results and amended final results of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-970, effective 4 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-18/pdf/2017-19771.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has amended the final results of its administrative review of subject merchandise for the period 1 December 2012 through 30 November 2013 after the U.S. Court of International Trade sustained its final remand redetermination. As a result, the DOC has determined that Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is not part of the China-wide entity and had no reviewable shipments during the POR.

Product: Cast iron soil pipe fittings, classified under HTSUS subheading 7307.11.0045.
Nature of Notice: Postponement of preliminary determination in CV investigation C-570-063, effective 21 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-21/pdf/2017-20085.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has decided to postpone its preliminary determination in this investigation from 6 October to 11 December. The preliminary determination will indicate whether the DOC is likely to establish CV duties on imports of subject merchandise.

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