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AD/CV Notices

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

Product: Tapered roller bearings, classified under HTSUS subheadings 8482.20.00, 8482.91.00.50, 8482.99.15, 8482.99.45, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.30.80, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.80, 8708.99.8015 and 8708.99.8080.
Nature of Notice: Continuation of AD duty order A-570-601, effective 17 October 2018.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-10-17/pdf/2018-22579.pdf)
Summary: The USITC determined on 7 September 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: Mattresses, classified under HTSUS subheadings 9404.21.0010, 9404.21.0013, 9404.29.1005, 9404.29.1013, 9404.29.9085, 9404.29.9087, 9404.21.0095, 9404.29.1095, 9404.29.9095, 9401.40.0000 and 9401.90.5081.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of AD investigation A-570-092, effective 9 October 2018.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-10-17/pdf/2018-22577.pdf)
Summary: The scope of this investigation covers all types of youth and adult mattresses. The term “mattress” denotes an assembly of materials that at a minimum includes a “core,” which provides the main support system of the mattress, and may consist of innersprings, foam, other resilient filling or a combination of these materials. Mattresses may also contain (1) “upholstery,” the material between the core and the top panel of the ticking on a single-sided mattress, or between the core and the top and bottom panel of the ticking on a double-sided mattress; and/or (2) “ticking,” the outermost layer of fabric or other material (e.g., vinyl) that encloses the core and any upholstery, also known as a cover.

The scope of this investigation is restricted to only “adult mattresses” and “youth mattresses.” “Adult mattresses” have a width exceeding 35 inches, a length exceeding 72 inches and a depth exceeding three inches on a nominal basis. Such mattresses are frequently described as “twin,” “extra-long twin,” “full,” “queen,’’ ‘‘king” or “California king” mattresses. “Youth mattresses” have a width exceeding 27 inches, a length exceeding 51 inches and a depth exceeding one inch (crib mattresses have a depth of six inches or less from edge to edge) on a nominal basis. Such mattresses are typically described as “crib,” “toddler” or “youth” mattresses. All adult and youth mattresses are included regardless of actual size description.

The scope encompasses all types of “innerspring mattresses,” “non-innerspring mattresses” and “hybrid mattresses.” ”Innerspring mattresses’’ contain innersprings, a series of metal springs joined together in sizes that correspond to the dimensions of mattresses. Mattresses that contain innersprings are referred to as “innerspring mattresses” or “hybrid mattresses.” “Hybrid mattresses” contain two or more support systems as the core, such as layers of both memory foam and innerspring units. “Non-innerspring mattresses” are those that do not contain any innerspring units. They are generally produced from foams (e.g., polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic), latex foam, gel-infused viscoelastic (gel foam), thermo-bonded polyester, polyethylene) or other resilient filling.

Mattresses covered by the scope of this investigation may be imported independently, as part of furniture or furniture mechanisms (e.g., convertible sofa bed mattresses, sofa bed mattresses imported with sofa bed mechanisms, corner group mattresses, day-bed mattresses, roll-away bed mattresses, high risers, trundle bed mattresses, crib mattresses) or as part of a set in combination with a “mattress foundation.” “Mattress foundations” are any base or support for a mattress and are commonly referred to as “foundations,” “boxsprings,” “platforms” and/or “bases.” Bases can be static, foldable or adjustable. Only the mattress is covered by the scope if imported as part of furniture, with furniture mechanisms or as part of a set in combination with a mattress foundation.

Excluded from the scope of this investigation are “futon” mattresses, that is, a bi-fold frame made of wood, metal or plastic material, or any combination thereof, that functions as both seating furniture (such as a couch, love seat or sofa) and a bed. A “futon mattress” is a tufted mattress where the top covering is secured to the bottom with thread that goes completely through the mattress from the top through to the bottom, and it does not contain innersprings or foam. A futon mattress is both the bed and seating surface for the futon. Also excluded from the scope are airbeds (including inflatable mattresses) and waterbeds, which consist of air- or liquid-filled bladders as the core or main support system of the mattress. Also excluded are any products covered by the existing AD duty order on uncovered innerspring units.

The USITC will issue its preliminary injury determination by 2 November (a vote has been scheduled for 1 November).

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 18 October 2018.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-10-18/pdf/2018-22719.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has rescinded based on the timely withdrawal of the review request its administrative review of subject merchandise exported by 18 companies during the period 1 April 2017 through 31 March 2018. 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: Certain activated carbon, classified under HTSUS subheading 3802.10.00.
Nature of Notice: Final results of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-904, effective 22 October 2018.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-10-22/pdf/2018-22969.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has established the following dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise during the period 1 April 2016 through 31 March 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. CBP will not assess AD duties or require cash deposits on entries subject to a zero rate.

ExporterWeighted-Average
Dumping Margin
Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co. Ltd.0.45%
Carbon Activated Tianjin Co. Ltd.0.45%
Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co. Ltd.0.00%
Jacobi Carbons AB0.45%
Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co. Ltd.0.45%
Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co. Ltd.0.45%
Ningxia Mineral & Chemical Limited0.45%
Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co. Ltd.0.45%


Product: Glycine, classified under HTSUS subheadings 2922.49.4300 and 2922.49.8000.
Nature of Notice: Alignment of final determination in CV investigation C-570-081 with final AD determinations on subject merchandise from India, Japan and Thailand, effective 23 October 2018.
Link: (https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-23101.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has aligned the final determination in the CV investigation of subject merchandise with the final determinations in the AD probes of subject merchandise from India, Japan and Thailand. As a result, the final determination will be issued on 7 January 2019.

Product: Steel wire garment hangers, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7326.20.0020 and 7323.99.9060.
Nature of Notice: Final results of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-918, effective 23 October 2018.
Link: (https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-23052.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has established the following dumping margin for imports of subject merchandise during the period 1 October 2016 through 30 September 2017. CBP will assess AD duties on all appropriate entries using this rate, which will also be used to determine new AD cash deposit requirements.

ExporterWeighted Average
Dumping Margin
Shanghai Wells Hanger Co. Ltd./Hong Kong Wells Ltd.2.68%
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