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Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Chinese Products

Mexico Launches AD Investigation on Ceramic Flags, Paving and Tiles. Mexico's Ministry of Economy has initiated an AD investigation of mainland Chinese ceramic flags and paving and wall tiles classified under HTSMX 6907.90.99 and 6908.90.01. Certain 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 13 May.

Mexico Issues AD Duty Order on Steel Sinks. The Ministry of Economy has issued a final affirmative determination in its AD probe of mainland Chinese stainless steel sinks classified under HTSMX 7324.10.01. As a result, imports of subject merchandise from Taizhou Luqiao Jixiang Kitchenware Co. Ltd. will be subject to an AD duty of US$4.14 per net kilogramme, while imports from all other exporters will face a US$5.40/kg AD duty.

Mexico Issues Preliminary Determination in AD Probe of Certain Handles. The Ministry of Economy has established a provisional AD measure of US$13.15/kg on mainland Chinese steel and zamac handles classified under HTSMX 8302.42.99 and 8302.49.99.

Brazil Issues AD Duty Order on Ferrite Magnets. Brazil's Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade (MDIC) has issued a final affirmative determination in its AD investigation of mainland Chinese ferrite magnets in segment (arc) form classified under NCM 8505.19.10. As a result, MDIC has established for a period of five years the AD measures shown in the table below.

Producer/ExporterAD Duty in US$ per Tonne
Hengdian Group Dmegc Magnetics Co. Ltd.1,987.45
Sinomag Technology Co. Ltd., Chongqing Lingda Magnetic Technology Co. Ltd.3,382.60
Arnold Magnetics (Shenzhen) Ltd., Ferro Resources Limited, Hunan Aerospace Magnet and Magneto Co. Ltd., Jpmf Guangdong Co. Ltd., Ningbo Tongchuang Strong Magnet Material Co. Ltd., Sun Magnetic SysTech Co. Ltd., Tianjin Nibboh Magnets Co. Ltd., United Magnetics Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Zhongke Magnetic Industry Co. Ltd.2,466.69
China-wide3,382.60


Brazil Issues AD Duty Order on Plastic Tubes for Blood Collection. MDIC has issued a final affirmative determination in its AD investigation of mainland Chinese plastic tubes for the collection of blood in a vacuum, classified under NCM 3822.00.90, 3926.90.40 and 9018.39.99. As a result, MDIC has established for a period of five years the AD measures shown in the table below.

Producer/ExporterAD Duty in US$ per Tonne
Guangzhou Improve Medical Instruments Co. Ltd.49.5%
Weihai Hongyu Medical Devices Co. Ltd.97.8%
Zhejiang Gongdong Medical Plastic Factory80.7%
China-wide638.1%


MDIC indicates that the following goods are excluded from the scope of the order: (i) glass tubes, (ii) tubes without a vacuum, (iii) tubes for blood collection with a syringe and needle, (iv) tubes for collection of blood RNA, (v) tubes for collection of capillary blood (micro collection), (vi) tubes containing sodium fluoride as an additive, and (vii) tubes containing sodium citrate and citric acid for collecting homocysteine.

Brazil Renews AD Duty Order on Bus/Lorry Tyres. MDIC has extended for an additional five years the AD duty order on certain tyres of a kind used on buses or lorries classified under NCM 4011.20.90 from mainland China. In place since June 2009, this AD duty order currently imposes duties in the range of US$1.12/kg to US$2.59/kg on subject merchandise.

Brazil Temporarily Suspends AD Duty Order on Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate. MDIC has suspended for the one-year period beginning 7 May 2015 the application of the AD duty order on certain mainland Chinese polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate classified under NCM 3909.30.20. Imports of subject merchandise had been subject to an AD duty of US$619.27/tonne or US$1,079.68/tonne since October 2012. According to MDIC, this action comes in response to the suspension of domestic production of this chemical from August 2015.

Brazil Broadens Scope of AD Duty Order on Higher-end Steel Cutlery. MDIC has issued the final results of its scope review of the AD duty order on mainland Chinese higher-end stainless steel cutlery classified under NCM 8211.10.00, 8211.91.00, 8215.20.00 and 8215.99.10. The agency determined that high-end stainless steel cutlery not classified as forks, spoons or knives, including kitchen utensils used to cut, mix, serve or bring food to the mouth, falls within the scope of the order.

Brazil May Expand Scope of AD Duty Order on Certain Steel Flat-Rolled Products. Brazilian authorities have initiated a review to determine whether the scope of the AD duty order on certain mainland Chinese iron or non-alloy steel flat-rolled products made using conventional lamination or controlled heat treatment classified under NCM 7208.51.00 and 7208.52.00 should be broadened to include pre-painted galvanised steel sheet with a thickness of 0.45 mm, intended for the production of white-goods appliances, classified under NCM 7210.70.10.

Brazil Amends Terms of Price Agreement for Imported Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts. MDIC on 25 July 2012 issued an AD duty order on imports of mainland Chinese citric acid and certain citrate salts classified under NCM 2918.14.00 and 2918.15.00. The order established an AD duty of US$835.32/tonne or US$861.50/tonne, depending on the exporter. In addition, imports of subject merchandise produced by COFCO Biochemical (Anhui) Co. Ltd., Anhui BBCA Maanshan Biochemical Co., RZBC Co. Ltd., TTCA Co. Ltd. and Weifang Ensign Industry Co. Ltd. and exported by those companies or RZBC Import & Export Co. Ltd., Natiprol Lianyungang Corporation and Wenda Co. Ltd. are subject to a separate price agreement, which is being adjusted every three months. The minimum CIF price under this price agreement was set at US$1,235.18/tonne effective 7 June.

Argentina Renews AD Duty Order on Bicycles. Argentina has renewed for an additional five years the AD duty order on mainland Chinese bicycles classified under NCM 8712.00.10. Subject merchandise is subject to a minimum FOB export price ranging from US$23.00 to US$65.00 per unit.

Canada Begins Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Casing, OCTG and Pup Joints. The Canada Border Services Agency has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy of certain seamless carbon or alloy steel oil and gas well casing, certain oil country tubular goods and certain oil country tubular goods pup joints from mainland China. 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 10 June. 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 91 percent (seamless casing), 166.90 percent (OCTG) or 173.40 percent (pup joints) of the export price of the subject goods imported into Canada, while CV duties will be assessed at a rate of 3,381 Renminbi per metric tonne (seamless casing), 4,070 Renminbi per metric tonne (OCTG) or 9,125.60 Renminbi per metric tonne (pup joints).

Canada Begins Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Steel Grating. The CBSA has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy of certain 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. Exporters seeking to participate in this re-investigation were 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.

Peru Rescinds AD Duty Order on Slide Fasteners. Peru has rescinded effective 5 May its AD duty order on slide fasteners and parts thereof classified under HTSPE 9607.11.0000, 9607.19.0000 and 9607.20.0000 from mainland China. Imports of subject merchandise had been subject to a specific AD duty of US$6.30/kg to US$9.50/kg since May 2012.

Deadline for Colombia's Preliminary AD Determination on Ceramic Tiles Extended. Colombia has extended until 27 May the deadline for a preliminary determination in its AD probe of ceramic tiles and paving classified under HTSCO 6907.90.0000 and 6908.90.0000 from mainland China.

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