13 April 2017
Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Mainland Chinese Products
Canada Makes Final Affirmative AD Determination on Rebar from Hong Kong
The Canada Border Services Agency on 3 April made a final affirmative determination in its AD investigation of hot‑rolled deformed steel concrete reinforcing bar in straight lengths or coils, commonly identified as rebar, in various diameters up to and including 56.4 millimetres, in various finishes, excluding plain round bar and fabricated rebar products, classified under HTSCA 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, 7215.90.0090 and 7227.90.0090, from Hong Kong. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding is 10 mm diameter (10M) rebar produced to meet the requirements of CSA G30 18.09 (or equivalent standards) that is coated to meet the requirements of epoxy standard ASTM A775/A 775M 04a (or equivalent standards), in lengths from one foot (30.48 cm) up to and including eight feet (243.84 cm). The CBSA assigned a final dumping margin of 54.0 percent on Shiu Wing Steel Limited, up slightly from a provisional margin of 53.3 percent. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is expected to issue its final injury determination by 3 May.
Mexico Renews AD Duty Order on Mushrooms
Mexico recently issued the final results of its sunset review of the AD duty order on mainland Chinese mushrooms of the genus Agaricus classified under HTSMX 2003.10.01. The ministry decided to renew this order for an additional five years and maintain the AD measures on subject merchandise, specifically a minimum value of US$2.05/kg on imports of subject mushrooms subject to a maximum specific duty of US$1.1891/kg for subject merchandise from Calkins Limited and US$0.6121/kg for subject merchandise from all other companies.
Canada Begins Sunset Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Steel Sinks
Canadian authorities have begun an expiry (i.e., sunset) review of the AD and CV duty orders on mainland Chinese stainless steel sinks with a single drawn bowl having a volume between 1,600 and 5,000 cubic inches (26,219.30 and 81,935.32 cubic centimetres), or with multiple drawn bowls having a combined volume between 2,200 and 6,800 cubic inches (36,051.54 and 111,432.04 cubic centimetres), excluding sinks fabricated by hand.
The CBSA will accept questionnaire responses and other information from interested parties through 12 May and will issue its determination by 1 September. In the event of a positive determination, the CITT will determine by 8 February 2018 whether the continued or resumed dumping or subsidising is likely to result in injury or retardation. The CITT will hold a public hearing in connection with this review on 27 November.