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AD/CV Notices

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

Product: Diamond sawblades and parts thereof, classified under HTSUS subheadings 6804.21.0000,  8202.39.0000 and 8206.00.0000.

Nature of Notice: Court decision not in harmony with final results, partial rescission and amended final results of administrative review in AD investigation A-570-900, effective 17 May 2019.

Link: (https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-23/pdf/2019-10803.pdf)

Summary: The DOC has amended the final results of its administrative review of subject merchandise for the period 1 November 2013 through 31 October 2014 after the U.S. Court of International Trade sustained its final remand redetermination. As a result, the DOC has issued amended dumping rates for 23 separate rate respondents. Since the cash deposit rate for Jiangsu Huachang Tools Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has not been subject to subsequent administrative reviews, the DOC will issue revised cash deposit instructions to CBP adjusting that company’s rate from 29.76 percent to 39.66 percent. Since the cash deposit rates for all other respondents have been updated in subsequent administrative reviews, those rates will remain unchanged.

Weighted-Average Dumping Margin
Bosun Tools Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Chengdu Huifeng Diamond Tools Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Danyang Huachang Diamond Tools Manufacturing Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Danyang NYCL Tools Manufacturing Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Danyang Weiwang Tools Manufacturing Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Guilin Tebon Superhard Material Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Hangzhou Deer King Industrial and Trading Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Hong Kong Hao Xin International Group Limited29.76%39.66%
Huzhou Gu’s Import & Export Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Jiangsu Fengtai Single Entity29.76%56.67%
Jiangsu Huachang Tools Manufacturing Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Jiangsu Inter-China Group Corporation29.76%39.66%
Jiangsu Youhe Tool Manufacturer Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Orient Gain International Limited29.76%39.66%
Pantos Logistics (HK) Company Limited29.76%39.66%
Qingyuan Shangtai Diamond Tools Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Quanzhou Zhongzhi Diamond Tool Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Rizhao Hein Saw Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Saint-Gobain Abrasives (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Shanghai Jingquan Industrial Trade Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Wuhan Wanbang Laser Diamond Tools Co.29.76%39.66%
Xiamen ZL Diamond Technology Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%
Zhejiang Wanli Tools Group Co. Ltd.29.76%39.66%


The DOC has also determined to rescind this review with respect to Weihai Xiangguang Mechanical Industrial Co. Ltd.

Product: Certain steel wheels, classified under HTSUS subheadings 8708.70.4530, 8708.70.4560, 8708.70.6030, 8708.70.6060, 8716.90.5045, 8716.90.5059, 4011.20.1015, 4011.20.5020 and 8708.99.4850.

Nature of Notice: Issuance of AD and CV duty orders in investigations A-570-082 and C-570-083, effective24 May 2019.

Link: (https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-24/pdf/2019-11015.pdf)

Summary: The DOC has issued AD and CV duty orders on subject merchandise based on the dumping margin and subsidy rates shown below.

Company  Weighted-Average Dumping Margin


Company  Subsidy Rate  
Xiamen Sunrise Wheel Group Co. Ltd.457.10%
Zhejiang Jingu Company Limited and Shanghai Yata Industry Company Limited457.10%


Product: Vertical metal file cabinets, classified under HTSUS subheadings 9403.10.0020, 9403.10.0040, 9403.20.0080 and 9403.20.0090.

Nature of Notice: Initiation of AD investigation A-570-110 and CV investigation C-570-111, effective 24 May 2019.

Link: (https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-24/pdf/2019-10937.pdf;


Summary: The scope of these investigations covers free-standing vertical metal file cabinets containing two or more extendable file storage elements and having an actual width of 25 inches or less. The subject vertical metal file cabinets have bodies made of carbon and/or alloy steel and/or other metals, regardless of whether painted, powder coated, or galvanised or otherwise coated for corrosion protection or aesthetic appearance. Subject merchandise must have two or more extendable elements for file storage (e.g., file drawers) of a height that permits hanging files of either letter (8.5 inches by 11 inches) or legal (8.5 inches by 14 inches) sized documents. An ‘‘extendable element’’ is defined as a movable load-bearing storage component including drawers and filing frames. Extendable elements typically have suspension systems, consisting of glide blocks or ball bearing glides, to facilitate opening and closing.

Subject merchandise typically comes in models with two, three, four or five file drawers. The inclusion of one or more additional extendable storage elements not sized for storage files (e.g., box or pencil drawers) does not remove an otherwise in-scope product from the scope as long as the combined height of the non-file-sized extendable storage elements does not exceed six inches. The inclusion of an integrated storage area that is not extendable (e.g., a cubby), with an actual height of six inches or less, also does not remove a subject vertical metal file cabinet from the scope. Accessories packaged with a subject vertical file cabinet, such as separate printer stands or shelf kits that sit on top of the in-scope vertical file cabinet, are not considered integrated storage.

‘‘Free-standing’’ means the unit has a solid top and does not have an open top or a top with holes punched in it that would permit the unit to be attached to, hung from or otherwise used to support a desktop or other work surface. The ability to anchor a vertical file cabinet to a wall for stability or to prevent it from tipping over does not exclude the unit from the scope. The addition of mobility elements such as casters, wheels or a dolly does not remove the product from the scope. Packaging a subject vertical metal file cabinet with other accessories, including locks, levelling glides, caster kits, drawer accessories (e.g., including follower wires, follower blocks, file compressors, hanger rails, pencil trays and hanging file folders), printer stand, shelf kit and magnetic hooks, also does not remove the product from the scope. Vertical metal file cabinets are also in scope whether they are imported assembled or unassembled with all essential parts and components included.

Excluded from the scope are lateral metal file cabinets, which have a width that is greater than their body depth and a body with an actual width that is more than 25 inches wide. Also excluded are pedestal file cabinets, that is, metal file cabinets with body depths that are greater than or equal to their width, are under 31 inches in actual height, and have the following characteristics: (i) an open top or other means for the cabinet to be attached to or hung from a desktop or other work surface, such as holes punched in the top (i.e., not free-standing), or (ii) free-standing file cabinets that have all of the following: (1) at least a 90 percent drawer extension for all extendable file storage elements, (2) a central locking system, (3) a minimum weight density of 9.5 pounds per cubic foot, and (4) casters or levelling glides. Also excluded are fire-proof or fire-resistant file cabinets that meet Underwriters Laboratories fire protection standard 72, class 350, which covers the test procedures applicable to fire-resistant equipment intended to protect paper records.

The USTC is scheduled to hold its preliminary injury vote on 13 June.

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