24 April 2015
Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Chinese Products
Brazil Begins AD Investigations on Certain Reinforced PVC and Glass Mirrors. The Brazilian government on 23 March initiated separate antidumping investigations of mainland Chinese (1) polyvinyl chloride with coated textile reinforcement on both sides classified under NCM 3921.90.19, and (2) unframed glass mirrors classified under NCM 7009.91.00. Brazilian authorities will send questionnaires to any known producers and exporters, which will have 30 days to complete and return them.
Brazil Issues AD Duty Order on Adipic Acid. Brazil's Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade (MDIC) has issued a final affirmative determination in its AD investigation of mainland Chinese adipic acid classified under NCM 2917.12.10, with the exception of adipic acid esters. As a result, MDIC has established for a period of five years the AD measure shown in the table below.
|Producer/Exporter||AD Duty in US$ per Tonne|
|Shandong Haili Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Shandong Tianxiu Chemical Trading Co. Ltd., Shandong Hualu Hengsheng Chemical Co. Ltd. and all other companies||321.05|
Mexico Begins AD Investigation on Aluminium Cooking Utensils. Mexico's Ministry of Economy has initiated an AD investigation of mainland Chinese aluminium cooking utensils classified under HTSMX 7615.10.99, including pots and pans with any kind of coating and polishing. Certain producers, importers, exporters and the mainland Chinese government will have 23 working days counted five days from the date the applicable notice of investigation is sent to them to submit the official form for this investigation and any arguments thereof. All other interested parties may submit the official form for this investigation no later than 23 working days from 20 April.
Argentina Issues AD Duty Order on Certain Centrifugal Pumps. Argentina's Ministry of Economy and Public Finance has issued an AD duty order on mainland Chinese non-self-priming centrifugal pumps with a maximum flow between 100 l/m and 1,000 l/m and power between 0.1875 kW (0.25 HP) and 5.625 kW (7.5 HP), classified under NCM 8413.70.80 and 8413.70.90. As a result, imports of subject merchandise will be subject to the following AD measures for a period five years:
- pumps between 0,25HP and 0,50HP (inclusive) – US$90.7 per unit
- pumps greater than 0.50HP up to 0.75HP (inclusive) – US$100.7 per unit
- pumps greater than 0.75HP up to 2.00HP (inclusive) – US$114.4 per unit
- pumps greater than 2.00HP up to 5.00HP (inclusive) – US$198.6 per unit
- pumps greater than 5.00HP up to 7.50HP (inclusive) – US$278.3 per unit
Argentina Renews AD Duty Order on Electric Irons. Argentina has renewed for an additional five years the AD duty order on mainland Chinese electric irons other than those that are connected by pipe to an external steam generator, classified under NCM 8516.40.00. The Ministry of Economy and Public Finance has also amended the specific AD measure previously in place from US$6.26 per unit to US$13.22 per unit for dry irons and US$15.41 per unit for steam irons.
Brazil Issues Final Negative Determination in AD Probe of Acrylic Sheet from Hong Kong and Mainland China. The Brazilian Secretariat of Foreign Trade (SECEX) has issued a final negative determination in its AD investigation of Hong Kong and mainland Chinese acrylic sheet classified under NCM 3920.51.00. SECEX determined that, while imports of subject merchandise were sold at less than fair value during the period of review, these imports did not cause or threaten to cause injury to a domestic industry.
Brazil Issues Preliminary Affirmative Determination in AD Investigation of Cuticle Pliers. SECEX has issued a preliminary affirmative determination in its AD investigation of mainland Chinese cuticle pliers classified under NCM 8214.20.00. However, SECEX is not recommending the establishment of provisional AD measures on subject merchandise.
Brazil Issues Results of Anti-Circumvention Investigations of Ceramic Tableware. MDIC recently issued final determinations in its anti-circumvention investigations of the AD duty order on mainland Chinese ceramic tableware classified under NCM 6911.10.10, 6911.10.90, 6911.90.00 and 6912.00.00. MDIC has determined that import licences should not be issued to (1) imports of subject tableware claiming to be produced in India by Varsha Transprint; (2) imports of subject tableware claiming to be produced in Malaysia by Wintax Porcelain & Ceramics or T&T Ceramic Manufacturer; and (3) imports of subject tableware claiming to be produced in Indonesia by Pt. Kedaung Oriental Porcelain Industry - KOPIN. MDIC has also determined that import licences may be granted to imports of subject tableware claiming to be produced in Thailand by Eastern Chinaware Co. Ltd.
Brazil Extends Deadlines for Final AD Determinations on Ferrite Magnets and Tyres. Brazilian authorities recently extended for an additional eight months, from 16 April to 16 December, the deadline to issue a final determination in their AD investigation of mainland Chinese ferrite magnets in segment (arc) form classified under NCM 8505.19.10. The deadline for a final determination in the on-going sunset review of the AD duty order on certain mainland Chinese tyres of a kind used on buses or lorries classified under NCM 4011.20.90 has also been extended, from 17 April to 17 June.
Canada Begins Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Steel Grating. The Canada Border Services Agency has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy of mainland Chinese carbon steel bar grating and alloy steel bar grating consisting of load-bearing pieces and cross pieces, produced as standard grating or heavy-duty grating, in panel form, whether galvanised, painted, coated, clad or plated, classified under HTSCA 7308.90.0010, 7308.90.0020, 7308.90.0030, 7308.90.0040, 7308.90.0050, 7308.90.0060, 7308.90.0091, 7308.90.0092, 7308.90.0093, 7308.90.0094, 7308.90.0095, 7308.90.0096 and 7308.90.0099. Normal values and amounts of subsidy established during this re-investigation will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of conclusion of the re-investigation. Normal values and amounts of subsidy currently in place will expire on that date. In addition, the normal values and amounts of subsidy determined as a result of the re-investigation will be applied to any entries of subject goods under appeal that have yet to be re-determined at the time of the conclusion of this re-investigation. Exporters that wish to participate in this re-investigation are required to provide a complete and accurate submission by 7 May. An exporter will be considered co-operative if the requested information is submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data. Where an exporter of subject goods either does not provide sufficient information or permit verification of information submitted, AD duties will be assessed at a rate of 85 percent of the export price of the subject goods imported into Canada, while CV duties will be assessed at a rate of 13,064 Renminbi per metric tonne.
Colombia Issues AD Duty Order on Sodium Citrate. Colombia's Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism has issued an AD duty order on mainland Chinese sodium citrate classified under HTSCO 2918.15.3000. The ministry decided to establish for a period of two years a minimum FOB price of US$1.80 per kilogramme on subject merchandise. While imports of lower-valued items are allowed, importers are required to guarantee payment of the difference in each of those circumstances. The ministry also determined not to impose any AD measures on imports of citric acid classified under HTSCO 2918.14.0000.
Colombia Renews AD Duty Order on Ceramic Tableware. Colombia's Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism recently issued a final determination extending for two years the AD duty order in place on mainland Chinese ceramic tableware and kitchenware classified under HTSCO 6911.10.0000 and 6912.00.0000. The AD measures on these products will remain unchanged, namely:
- for goods classified under HTSCO 6911.10.0000, the difference between a base price of US$2.88/kg and the FOB price declared by the importer, as long as the latter price is lower than the base price; and
- for goods classified under HTSCO 6912.00.0000, the difference between a base price of US$1.71/kg and the FOB price declared by the importer, as long as the latter price is lower than the base price.
Venezuela Begins Safeguard Proceeding on Frozen Orange Juice. Venezuela's Ministry of the Popular Power for Trade recently announced the initiation of a safeguard investigation on frozen orange juice classified under HTSVE 2009.11.00 from Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Dominican Republic and other countries, which presumably includes any shipments from Hong Kong and mainland China.