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AD/CV Notices

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

Product: Fine denier polyester staple fibre, classified under HTSUS subheadings 5503.20.0045 and 5503.20.0065.
Nature of Notice: Postponement of preliminary determination in AD investigation A-570-060, effective 24 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-24/pdf/2017-23021.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has decided to postpone its preliminary determination in this investigation from 7 November to 18 December. The preliminary determination will indicate whether the DOC is likely to establish AD duties on imports of subject merchandise.

Product: Polytetrafluoroethylene resin, classified under HTSUS subheadings 3904.61.0010, 3904.61.0090 and 3904.69.5000.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of AD investigation A-570-066, effective 18 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-26/pdf/2017-23307.pdf)
Summary: The scope of this investigation covers polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin, including granular, dispersion or coagulated dispersion (also known as fine powder). PTFE is covered by the scope of these investigations whether filled or unfilled, whether or not modified, and whether or not containing co-polymer additives, pigments or other materials. Also included is PTFE wet raw polymer. The chemical formula for PTFE is C2F4 and the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry number is 9002–84–0. PTFE further processed into micro-powder, having a particle size typically ranging from 1 to 25 microns and a melt-flow rate no less than 0.1 gram/10 minutes, is excluded from the scope.

The USITC has scheduled its preliminary injury vote in connection with this investigation for 9 November.

Product: Stainless steel flanges, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7307.21.1000 and 7307.21.5000.
Nature of Notice: Postponement of preliminary determination in CV investigation C-570-065, effective 27 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-27/pdf/2017-23400.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has decided to postpone its preliminary determination in this investigation from 9 November 2017 to 16 January 2018. The preliminary determination will indicate whether the DOC is likely to establish CV duties on imports of subject merchandise.

Product: Paper clips, classified under HTSUS subheading 8305.90.3010.
Nature of Notice: Continuation of AD duty order A-570-826, effective 30 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-30/pdf/2017-23537.pdf)
Summary: The USITC determined on 8 August that revocation of the AD duty order on subject merchandise would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the U.S. within a reasonably foreseeable time. Accordingly, the DOC has extended the order for an additional five years.

Product: Forged steel fittings, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7307.99.1000, 7307.99.3000, 7307.99.5045, 7307.99.5060, 7307.92.3010, 7307.92.3030, 7307.92.9000 and 7326.19.0010.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of AD investigation A-570-067 and CV investigation C-570-068, effective 25 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-01/pdf/2017-23760.pdf;
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-01/pdf/2017-23759.pdf)
Summary: The scope of this investigation covers carbon and alloy forged steel fittings, whether unfinished (commonly known as blanks or rough forgings) or finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of shapes including elbows, tees, crosses, laterals, couplings, reducers, caps, plugs, bushings and unions. Forged steel fittings are covered regardless of end finish, whether threaded, socket-weld or other end connections. While these fittings are generally manufactured to specifications ASME B16.11, MSS SP–79, and MSS SP–83, ASTM A105, ASTM A350 and ASTM A182, the scope is not limited to fittings made to these specifications.

The term forged is an industry term used to describe a class of products included in applicable standards and does not reference an exclusive manufacturing process. Forged steel fittings are not manufactured from casting. Pursuant to the applicable standards, fittings may also be machined from bar stock or seamless pipe and tube. All types of fittings are included in the scope regardless of nominal pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure rating (usually expressed in pounds of pressure, e.g., 2,000 or 2M; 3,000 or 3M; 6,000 or 6M; 9,000 or 9M), wall thickness, and whether or not heat treated. Excluded from this scope are all fittings entirely made of stainless steel. Also excluded are flanges, butt weld fittings and nipples.

The USITC has scheduled its preliminary injury vote in connection with this investigation for 17 November.

Product: Various products.
Nature of Notice: Opportunity to request administrative reviews of AD/CV duty orders, effective 1 November 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-01/pdf/2017-23761.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 30 November, administrative reviews of the AD duty orders on the following products from mainland China for the period 1 November 2016 through 31 October 2017: certain cut-to-length carbon steel (A-570-849), certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (A-570-865), coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses (A-570-958), diamond sawblades and parts thereof (A-570-900), fresh garlic (A-570-831), lightweight thermal paper (A-570-920), monosodium glutamate (A-570-992), paper clips (A-570-826), polyethylene terephthalate film (A-570-924), pure magnesium in granular form (A-570-864), refined brown aluminium oxide (A-570-882), seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe (A-570-956), and seamless refined copper pipe and tube (A-570-964). Parties may also request administrative reviews of the CV duty orders on the following products for the period 1 January through 31 December 2016: coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses (C-570-959), chlorinated isocyanurates (C-570-991), lightweight thermal paper (C-570-921), and seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe (C-570-957). 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: Various products.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of sunset reviews of AD duty orders A-570-863 and A-570-979 and CV duty order A-570-980, effective 1 November 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-01/pdf/2017-23763.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has initiated separate sunset reviews of the AD duty order on honey as well as the AD and CV duty orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules from mainland China. The reviews will result in either the revocation or continuation of the orders.

Product: Certain aluminium foil, classified under HTSUS 7607.11.3000, 7607.11.6000, 7607.11.9030, 7607.11.9060, 7607.11.9090, 7607.19.6000, 7606.11.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3045, 7606.12.3055, 7606.12.3090, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3090, 7606.91.6080, 7606.92.3090 and 7606.92.6080.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary affirmative determination and postponement of final determination in AD investigation A-570-053, effective 2 November 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-02/pdf/2017-23866.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise during the period 1 July through 31 December 2016. 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.

Producer Exporter Weighted-Average
Dumping Margin
Cash Deposit Adjusted for Subsidy Offset
Jiangsu Dingsheng New Materials Joint-Stock Co., Ltd./ Hangzhou Teemful Aluminum Co. Ltd./ Inner Mongolia Liansheng New Energy Material Joint-Stock Co. Ltd./ Hangzhou Five Star Aluminum Co. Ltd./ Dingsheng Aluminum Industries (Hong Kong) Trading Co. Ltd./ Walson (HK) Trading Co. Limited/ Hangzhou Dingsheng Import & Export Co. Ltd. Jiangsu Dingsheng New Materials Joint-Stock Co. Ltd./ Hangzhou Teemful Aluminum Co. Ltd./ Inner Mongolia Liansheng New Energy Material Joint-Stock Co. Ltd./ Hangzhou Five Star Aluminum Co. Ltd./ Dingsheng Aluminum Industries (Hong Kong) Trading Co. Ltd./ Walson (HK) Trading Co. Limited/ Hangzhou Dingsheng Import & Export Co. Ltd. 162.24% 149.64%
Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Stock Co., Ltd./ Jiangsu Huafeng Aluminium Industry Co. Ltd. Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co. (HK) Ltd. 96.81% 86.27%
Jiangsu Alcha Aluminum Co. Ltd. Alcha International Holdings Limited 138.16% 126.59%
Baotou Alcha Aluminum Co. Ltd. Alcha International Holdings Limited 138.16% 126.59%
Jiangyin Dolphin Pack Ltd. Co. Jiangyin Dolphin Pack Ltd. Co. 138.16% 126.59%
Granges Aluminum (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. Granges Aluminum (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. 138.16% 126.59%
Huafon Nikkei Aluminium Corporation Huafon Nikkei Aluminium Corporation 138.16% 126.59%
Suntown Technology Group Limited Hunan Suntown Marketing Limited 138.16% 126.59%
Luoyang Longding Aluminium Industries Co. Ltd. Luoyang Longding Aluminium Industries Co. Ltd. 138.16% 126.59%
Shandong Yuanrui Metal Material Co. Ltd. Shandong Yuanrui Metal Material Co. Ltd. 138.16% 126.59%
Suntown Technology Group Limited SNTO International Trade Limited 138.16% 126.59%
North China Aluminum Co. Ltd., Hunan Suntown Marketing Limited and Guangxi Baise Xinghe Aluminum Industry Co. Ltd. Suzhou Manakin Aluminum Processing Technology Co. Ltd. 138.16% 126.59%
Xiamen Xiashun Aluminium Foil Co. Ltd. Xiamen Xiashun Aluminium Foil Co. Ltd. 138.16% 126.59%
Yantai Donghai Aluminum Foil Co. Ltd. Yantai Donghai Aluminum Foil Co. Ltd. 138.16% 126.59%
Yinbang Clad Material Co. Ltd. Yinbang Clad Material Co. Ltd. 138.16% 126.59%
Zhejiang Zhongjin Aluminum Industry Co. Ltd. Zhejiang Zhongjin Aluminum Industry Co. Ltd. 138.16% 126.59%
China-wide China-wide 162.24% 151.70%


The DOC has also decided to postpone its final determination in this investigation until 22 February 2018.

Product: Carton-closing staples, classified under HTSUS subheadings and 7317.00.6560 and 8305.20.0000.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary affirmative determination and postponement of final determination in AD investigation A-570-055, effective 3 November 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-03/pdf/2017-23974.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise during the period 1 July through 31 December 2016. 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.

Producer Exporter Weighted-Average
Dumping Margin
Yueda Group: Shanghai Yueda Nails Co. Ltd. or Qiushan Printing Machinery Co. Ltd. Yueda Group: Shanghai Yueda Nails Co. Ltd. or Fastnail Products Limited or Wuhan FOPO Trading Co. Ltd. 13.74%
Hangzhou Huayu Machinery Co. Ltd. Hangzhou Huayu Machinery Co. Ltd. 13.74%
The Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co. Ltd. The Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co. Ltd. 13.74%
China-wide China-wide 58.93%


The DOC has also decided to postpone its final determination in this investigation until 19 March 2018.

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