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AD/CV Notices

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

Product: Certain new pneumatic off-the-road tyres, classified under HTSUS subheadings 4011.20.1025, 4011.20.1035, 4011.20.5030, 4011.20.5050, 4011.61.0000, 4011.62.0000, 4011.63.0000, 4011.69.0000, 4011.92.0000, 4011.93.4000, 4011.93.8000, 4011.94.4000 and 4011.94.8000.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary results of administrative review and preliminary rescission of new shipper review in AD investigation A-570-912, effective 10 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-10/pdf/2017-21748.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise during the period 1 September 2015 through 31 August 2016. If these results are finalised, CBP will assess AD duties on all appropriate entries using these rates, which will also be used to determine new AD cash deposit requirements.

CompanySubsidy Rate
Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co. Ltd.4.54%
Shandong Zhentai Group Co. Ltd.4.54%
Qingdao Qihang Tyre Co. Ltd.4.54%


The DOC has also preliminarily rescinded its new shipper review of subject merchandise exported by CTP Distribution (HK) Limited and produced by Carlisle (Meizhou) Rubber Manufacturing Co. Ltd. because the review request was not timely filed.

Product: Wooden bedroom furniture, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7009.92.1000, 7009.92.5000, 9403.20.0018, 9403.50.9041, 9403.50.9042, 9403.50.9045, 9403.50.9080 and 9403.60.8081.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary results and partial rescission of, and partial preliminary determination of no shipments in, administrative review in AD investigation A-570-890, effective 11 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-11/pdf/2017-21877.pdf)
Summary: In its administrative review of subject merchandise for the period 1 January through 31 December 2016, the DOC has determined that the companies under review have not established their entitlement to a separate rate (and are therefore part of the China-wide entity) or had no reviewable transactions during the period of review. The DOC has also rescinded its review of Nanhai Jiantai Woodwork Co. Ltd. and Fortune Glory Industrial Ltd. (HK Ltd.) because the review requests were withdrawn.

Product: Freshwater crawfish tail meat, classified under HTSUS subheadings 0306.19.0010, 0306.29.0000, 1605.40.1010 and 1605.40.1090.
Nature of Notice: Final results and rescission of new shipper review in AD investigation A-570-848, effective 12 October2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-12/pdf/2017-22071.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has established the following dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise during the period 1 September 2015 through 31 August 2016. 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 require cash deposits on entries subject to a zero rate.

Producer / ExporterWeighted-Average
Dumping Margin
Hubei Nature Agriculture Industry Co. Ltd.3.81%
Xiping Opeck Food Co. Ltd.3.81%
Yancheng Hi-King Agriculture Developing Co. Ltd.0.00%


The DOC has also rescinded its new shipper review of Jingzhou Tianhe Aquatic Products Ltd. because the sale made by that company was not bona fide.

Product: Glycine, classified under HTSUS subheading 2922.49.4020.
Nature of Notice: Final results and partial rescission of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-836, effective 12 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-12/pdf/2017-22068.pdf)
Summary: In its administrative review of subject merchandise for the period 1 March 2015 through 29 February 2016, the DOC has determined that the single sale reported by Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co. Ltd. was not bona fide and the review should be rescinded with respect to that company. In addition, the DOC has found that Huayang Chemical Co. Ltd. failed to establish eligibility for a separate rate and is therefore being considered part of the China-wide entity.

Product: Various products.
Nature of Notice: Upcoming sunset reviews of AD duty orders A-570-979 and A-570-863 and CV duty order C-570-980.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-16/pdf/2017-22326.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has announced that separate sunset reviews of the AD and CV duty orders on mainland Chinese crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, as well as the AD duty order on mainland Chinese honey, will be initiated in November. The reviews will result in either the revocation or continuation of the orders.

Product: Various products.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of administrative reviews of AD/CV duty orders, effective 16 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-16/pdf/2017-22327.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has initiated separate administrative reviews of the following AD duty orders: certain passenger vehicle and light truck tyres (A-570-016) – POR 1 August 2016 through 31 July 2017; hydrocarbon blends and components thereof (A-570-028) – POR 1 February 2016 through 31 July 2017; certain steel nails (A-570-909) – POR 1 August 2016 through 31 July 2017; and polyethylene retail carrier bags (A-570-886) – POR 1 August 2016 through 31 July 2017. The DOC has also launched a review of the CV duty order on certain passenger vehicle and light truck tyres (C-570-017) for the period 1 January through 31 December 2016. These reviews are scheduled to be completed by 31 August 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: Freshwater crawfish tail meat, classified under HTSUS subheadings 0306.19.0010, 0306.29.0000, 1605.40.1010 and 1605.40.1090.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of new shipper reviews in AD investigation A-570-848, effective 18 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-18/pdf/2017-22600.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has initiated a new shipper review of subject merchandise produced and exported by Anhui Luan Hongyuan Foodstuffs Co. Ltd., as well as subject merchandise produced by Leping Yongle Food Co. Ltd. and exported by Kunshan Xinrui Trading Co. Ltd., during the period 1 September 2016 through 31 August 2017. The reviews will indicate whether the DOC is likely to establish separate AD rates for these companies.

Product: Circular welded carbon quality steel pipe, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7306.30.10.00, 7306.30.50.25, 7306.30.50.32, 7306.30.50.40, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.85, 7306.30.50.90, 7306.50.10.00, 7306.50.50.50, 7306.50.50.70, 7306.19.10.10, 7306.19.10.50, 7306.19.51.10 and 7306.19.51.50.
Nature of Notice: Rescission of administrative review in CV investigation C-570-911, effective 19 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-19/pdf/2017-22685.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has rescinded its review of subject merchandise exported by 20 companies during the period 1 January through 31 December 2016 based on the timely withdrawal of the review request. 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: Non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7307.11.0030, 7307.11.0060, 7307.19.3060 and 7307.19.3085.
Nature of Notice: Rescission of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-875, effective 20 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-20/pdf/2017-22807.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has rescinded its review of subject merchandise exported by Tianjin Star and Dalian Reliable during the period 1 April 2016 through 31 March 2017 based on the timely withdrawal of the review requests. As a result, the cash deposit rate for subject merchandise from this company will continue to be the rate established in the most recently completed administrative review.

Product: Various products.
Nature of Notice: Notice of scope rulings.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-20/pdf/2017-22804.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has published the following list of scope rulings completed between 1 July and 30 September 2016. 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
11/07/16Aluminium extrusionsCertain fittings that are machined from an extruded aluminium blankWithin the scope
03/08/16Wooden bedroom furnitureOne model of changing stationNot within the scope
03/08/16Wooden bedroom furnitureFive models of changing stationsWithin the scope
04/08/16Non-malleable cast iron pipe fittingsCertain cast iron couplingsNot within the scope
15/08/16Carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittingsComponent parts of certain engineered and manufactured pipe spoolsWithin the scope
15/08/16Circular welded carbon quality steel pipeComponent parts of certain engineered and manufactured pipe spoolsWithin the scope
15/08/16Seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipeComponent parts of certain engineered and manufactured pipe spoolsWithin the scope
16/08/16Wooden bedroom furnitureEight chestsNot within the scope
17/08/16Wooden bedroom furnitureEight chests and six stands and side tablesWithin the scope
17/08/16Wooden bedroom furnitureFive mirrorsNot within the scope
17/08/16Wooden bedroom furnitureCertain chestsNot within the scope
17/08/16Wooden bedroom furnitureFour chestsNot within the scope
19/09/16Non-malleable cast iron pipe fittingsCertain grey iron flanged fittings and certain mechanical couplingsWithin the scope
20/09/16Non-malleable cast iron pipe fittingsVarious sizes of ductile iron and stainless steel bolt ringsNot within the scope


Product:
Utility scale wind towers, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7308.20.0020 and 8502.31.0000.
Nature of Notice: Rescission of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-981, effective 23 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-23/pdf/2017-22932.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has rescinded its review of subject merchandise exported by 56 companies during the period 1 February 2016 through 31 January 2017 based on the timely withdrawal of the review request. 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.

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