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

Mexico Issues AD Duty Order on Micro-Wire for Welding
Mexico has issued an antidumping duty order on mainland Chinese micro-wire for welding classified under HTSMX 7229.20.01, 7229.90.99 and 8311.90.01. Accordingly, imports of subject merchandise will face an AD duty of US$0.57 per kilogramme for a period of five years.

Mexico Renews AD Duty Order on Coaxial Cable
Mexico’s Ministry of Economy recently issued the final results of its sunset review of the AD duty order on radio guide coaxial cable classified under HTSMX 8544.20.01, 8544.20.02 and 8544.20.99 from mainland China. The ministry decided to renew this order for an additional five years from 11 August 2017 and maintain the AD measures on subject merchandise, specifically an AD duty of US$4.32/kg.

Argentina Terminates AD Probe of Ceramic Sanitary Ware
Argentina has issued a final negative determination in its AD duty investigation of mainland Chinese ceramic water closet bowls, flush tanks, pedestals, washbasins and bidets classified under NCM 6910.10.00 and 6910.90.00. As a result, this proceeding has been terminated without the imposition of any AD measures.

Brazil Begins Sunset Reviews on Garlic, Certain Steel Products
Brazil has initiated separate sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on mainland Chinese (1) fresh or refrigerated garlic classified under NCM 0703.20.10 and 0703.20.90; (2) certain austenitic stainless steel flat-rolled products classified under NCM 7219.32.00, 7219.33.00, 7219.34.00, 7219.35.00 and 7220.20.90; and (3) certain iron or non-alloy steel flat-rolled products classified under NCM 7208.51.00 and 7208.52.00.

Canada Considers Sunset Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Copper Tube
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is seeking comments from interested parties by 26 October on whether it should initiate an expiry review of the AD and CV duty orders on mainland Chinese circular copper tube with an outer diameter of 0.2 inch to 4.25 inches (0.502 centimetre to 10.795 centimetres), excluding industrial and coated or insulated copper tube, classified under HTSCA 7411.10.0010, 7411.10.0020, 7411.10.0031 and 7411.10.0039. The CITT will only initiate a review if it determines that there is sufficient information for such a review to be performed. If a review is not initiated, the orders will be allowed to expire as scheduled on 17 December.

Submissions may address such issues as the likelihood of continued or resumed dumping and subsidising of the goods, the likely volume and price ranges of dumped and subsidised imports if dumping and subsidising were to continue or resume, the domestic industry’s recent performance, including trends in production, sales, market share, domestic prices, costs and profits, and the likelihood of injury to the domestic industry if the orders were allowed to expire. The CITT will issue a decision on 20 November on whether an expiry review is warranted.

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