31 July 2015
Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Chinese Products
Argentina Issues Preliminary AD Determination on Spanners and Wrenches. Argentina's Commerce Secretariat has decided to proceed to the final phase of its AD investigation of certain hand-operated spanners and wrenches classified under NCM 8204.11.00 from mainland China without the application of any preliminary measures.
Argentina Renews AD Duty Order on Joints. Argentina has renewed for a period of five years the AD duty order on universal joints and tripod joints classified under NCM 8708.99.90 from mainland China. The AD measures on universal joints have also been amended from US$10.97/kg to US$11.09/kg, while the measures on tripod joints have been modified from US$17.34/kg to US$16.02/kg.
Argentina Continues Suspension of AD Duties on Dielectric Fluid Transformers. Argentina has extended for a period of two years the current suspension of the AD duty order on mainland Chinese three-phase, dielectric fluid transformers with a power handling capacity higher than 10,000 kilowatt amps but not exceeding 600,000 kVA, with a voltage higher than 220 kV, classified under NCM 8504.23.00.
Colombia Begins AD Investigation on Iron/Steel Wire Rod. Colombia's Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism has initiated an AD investigation of mainland Chinese iron and steel wire, of circular cross section measuring less than 14 mm in diameter, with a carbon content lower than 0.45 percent by weight, classified under HTSCO 7213.91.9010, 7213.91.1010, 7227.90.0011 and 7227.90.0090. Parties wishing to participate in this investigation are required to make themselves known to the ministry by 9 August.
Colombia Terminates AD Investigation on Wire Strand/Steel Cables. Colombia has issued a final negative determination in its AD investigation of galvanised wire strand, wire strand for pre-stressed concrete, and steel cables classified under HTSCO 7312.10.9000 from mainland China. Colombian authorities determined that imports of dumped merchandise had not caused significant injury to a domestic industry.
Brazil Declines to Expand Scope of AD Duty Order on Certain Steel Flat-Rolled Products. Brazilian authorities have determined that 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 not 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.
Mexico Begins Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Steel Nuts. Mexico's Ministry of Economy has initiated a sunset review of the AD duty order on certain mainland Chinese carbon steel black or coated nuts classified under HTSMX 7318.16.03 and 7318.16.04. This order has been in place since August 2010 and currently imposes an AD duty of 64 percent on imports from the mainland. Interested parties have 28 business days from 22 July to submit the official form for the investigation and any arguments thereof.
Canada Begins Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Steel Sheet and Strip. The Canada Border Services Agency has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of certain mainland Chinese flat hot-rolled carbon and alloy steel sheet and strip classified under HTSCA 7208.25.0010, 7208.25.0020, 7208.25.0030, 7208.25.0040, 7208.26.0010, 7208.26.0020, 7208.26.0030, 7208.26.0040, 7208.27.0010, 7208.27.0020, 7208.27.0030, 7208.27.0040, 7208.36.0010, 7208.36.0020, 7208.36.0030, 7208.36.0040, 7208.37.0010, 7208.37.0020, 7208.37.0030, 7208.37.0040, 7208.38.0010, 7208.38.0020, 7208.38.0030, 7208.38.0040, 7208.39.0010, 7208.39.0020, 7208.39.0030, 7208.39.0040, 7208.53.0010, 7208.53.0020, 7208.53.0030, 7208.53.0040, 7208.54.0010, 7208.54.0020, 7208.54.0030, 7208.54.0040, 7208.90.0000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0090, 7211.19.0010, 7211.19.0090, 7211.90.0090, 7225.99.0000, 7226.20.0000, 7226.91.0010 and 7226.91.0090. Normal values 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 currently in place will expire on that date. In addition, the normal values 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 19 August. 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 77 percent.
Canada Issues Results of Re-Investigation of AD/CV Measures on Steel Grating. The CBSA recently issued the results of an AD and CV 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.
Given that no exporters, producers or the Chinese government provided a response to the CBSA, normal values and amount of subsidy will be determined by a ministerial specification. Accordingly, the normal values for all exporters will be based on the export price of the goods advanced by 85 percent, while amounts of subsidy will total 13,064 Chinese Renminbi per metric tonne. The normal values and amounts of subsidy will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after 14 July 2015.