29 July 2016
Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Chinese Products
Brazil Issues AD Duty Order on Certain Carbon Steel Pipe
Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade (MDIC) has issued a final affirmative determination in its AD investigation of mainland Chinese seamless carbon steel pipe of circular cross section, with an outside diameter not exceeding 374 mm, classified under NCM 7304.31.10, 7304.31.90, 7304.39.10, 7304.39.20 and 7304.39.90. As a result, MDIC has established for a period of five years the AD measures shown in the table below. Excluded from the scope of this order are pipe of the kind used for oil or gas pipelines as well as pipe for lining wells and certain other pipe and components.
|Producer / Exporter||Average-Weighted|
|Yangzhou Lontrin Steel Tube Co. Ltd.||US$1,009.29/tonne|
|Hangzhou Zhedong Steel Tube Products Co. Ltd.||US$1,356.90/tonne|
|Hubei Xinyegang Steel Co. Ltd.||US$1,356.90/tonne|
|Wuxi Jiangnan High Precision Cold-Drawn Pipe Co. Ltd.||US$1,356.90/tonne|
|Companies identified in Annex II of CAMEX Resolution 65/2016||US$1,356.90/tonne|
Brazil Renews AD Duty Order on Magnesium Granules
Brazil has extended for an additional five years the AD duty order in place on mainland Chinese magnesium granules classified under NCM 8104.30.00 and 8104.90.00. Imports of subject merchandise will therefore continue to face an AD duty of US$0.99 per kilogramme.
CBSA Favours Renewal of AD/CV Duty Orders on Copper Pipe Fittings
The Canada Border Services Agency has determined that the expiry of the AD and CV duty orders of certain copper pipe fittings from mainland China is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and subsidising of such goods. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal will determine by 28 November whether the continued or resumed dumping and subsidising is likely to result in injury or retardation. The review covers mainland Chinese solder joint pressure pipe fittings and solder joint drainage, waste and vent pipe fittings made of cast copper alloy, wrought copper alloy or wrought copper, for use in heating, plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration applications, classified under HTSCA 7412.10.0011, 7412.10.0019, 7412.10.0090, 7412.20.0011, 7412.20.0012, 7412.20.0019 and 7412.20.0090.
Mexico Finds Circumvention of AD Duty Order on Cold-Rolled Steel Sheet
Mexico’s Ministry of Economy has issued a final determination in its anti-circumvention review of the AD duty order on certain mainland Chinese cold-rolled steel products classified under HTSMX 7209.16.01 and 7209.17.01. These products are commonly known in the international market as “cold rolled steel” or “cold rolled steel sheet.” The review found that imports of mainland Chinese cold-rolled steel sheet with added boron classified under HTSMX 7225.50.02 and 7225.50.03 are circumventing the AD duty order on subject merchandise and will therefore be subject to the AD duties in place.
Colombia Terminates AD Probe of Footwear
Colombia has issued a final negative determination in its AD investigation of certain mainland Chinese footwear with leather, synthetic or textile uppers classified under HTSCO 6402.19.00, 6402.20.00, 6402.91.00, 6402.99.10, 6402.99.90, 6405.90.00, 6404.11.10, 6404.11.20, 6404.19.00, 6404.20.00, 6405.20.00, 6403.19.00, 6403.20.00, 6403.40.00, 6403.51.00, 6403.59.00, 6403.91.10, 6403.91.90, 6403.99.10, 6403.99.90 and 6405.10.00. As a result, this investigation has been terminated without the imposition of any measures.
Colombia Rejects Price Undertaking in AD Probe of Ceramic Tiles
Colombia has determined to not accept a price undertaking of US$5.05 per square metre submitted on behalf of mainland Chinese producers and exporters by the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) in the AD proceeding involving mainland Chinese ceramic tiles and paving classified under HTSCO 6907.90.0000 and 6908.90.0000.
Peru Begins AD Sunset Review of Steel Cutlery
Peru recently initiated a sunset review of the AD duty order on certain stainless steel cutlery classified under HTSPE 8215.20.0000, 8215.91.0000, 8215.10.0000 and 8215.99.0000 from mainland China. The review will seek to determine whether revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to a domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time.
Peru Modifies AD Duties on Sandals
Peru has amended the AD measures in place on certain mainland Chinese sandals, flip flops, zories and similar footwear from a specific duty ranging from US$0.62 to US$4.55 per pair for all subject merchandise to a specific duty of US$1.64 or US$0.62 per pair for subject merchandise with a price no higher than US$3.00 or US$3.10 per pair, depending on the product.
Brazil Announces Schedule for AD Probe of Agricultural Tyres
Brazilian authorities recently announced the schedule for the final phase of the AD investigation of new rubber tyres of diagonal construction for agricultural or forestry vehicles, implements, harvesters and machinery classified under NCM 4011.61.00, 4011.69.90, 4011.92.10, 4011.92.90, 4011.99.10, 4011.62.00, 4011.63.90 and 4011.93.00 from mainland China. The next steps in this proceeding are as follows: closure of evidential phase of investigation (28 September), deadline for data and information contained in the file (19 October), issuance of technical note with essential facts under analysis to be considered in the final determination (3 November), deadline for presentation of final submissions by interested parties and end of instruction phase (23 November), and issuance by DECOM of final determination (6 December).