21 July 2017
Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Mainland Chinese Products
Brazil Issues AD Duty Order on Certain Steel Flat Bars
Brazil has issued a final affirmative determination in its AD investigation of high-carbon, high-resistance steel wire, of circular section, hardened by cold drawing, having a smooth or notched surface and normal or low relaxation, classified under NCM 7217.10.19 and 7217.10.90 from mainland China. As a result, the following AD measures have been established on subject merchandise.
|Producer / Exporter||Average-Weighted|
|Silvery Dragon Prestressed Materials Co. Ltd.||US$124.33/tonne|
|Global Overseas Group Co. Ltd.||US$563.77/tonne|
|Tianjin Huashi International Trade Co., Ltd||US$563.77/tonne|
|Tianjin Shengte Prestressed Concrete Steel Strand Co. Ltd.||US$563.77/tonne|
Brazil Issues AD Duty Order on Steel Stranded Wire
Brazil has issued a final affirmative determination in its AD investigation of high-carbon steel stranded wire, with a high tensile strength and low relaxation, having three or seven wires, also known as low relaxation strand or pre-stressed concrete strand, classified under NCM 7312.10.90 from mainland China. As a result, the following AD measures have been established on subject merchandise.
|Producer / Exporter||Average-Weighted|
|Silvery Dragon Prestressed Materials Co. Ltd.||US$290.11/tonne|
|Global Overseas Group Co. Ltd.||US$627.04/tonne|
|Tianjin Yuheng Prestressed Concrete Steel Strand Manufa. Co. Ltd.||US$627.04/tonne|
|Tianjin Shengte Prestressed Concrete Steel Strand Co. Ltd.||US$627.04/tonne|
Brazil Renews AD Duty Order on Vacuum Flasks
Brazil has extended for an additional five years the AD duty order in place on mainland Chinese vacuum flasks classified under NCM 9617.00.10. Imports of subject merchandise have been subject to an AD duty of 47 percent since July 1999.
Brazil Clarifies Scope of AD Duty Order on Garlic
Brazilian authorities have clarified that all groups, subgroups, classes and types of garlic, regardless of their tariff classification, are covered by the AD duty order on fresh or refrigerated garlic classified under NCM 0703.20.10 and 0703.20.90 from mainland China.
Argentina Moves to Final Phase of AD Probe of Steel Cutlery
Argentina has moved to the final phase of the AD duty investigation of stainless steel cutlery with a plastic or wooden handle classified under NCM 8211.10.00, 8211.91.00, 8215.20.00 and 8215.99.10 from mainland China. No provisional AD measures have been imposed of subject merchandise, however.
Canada Considers AD/CV Sunset Review of Steel Piling Pipe
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is seeking comments from interested parties by 1 August on whether it should initiate an expiry review of the AD and CV duty orders on steel piling pipe classified under HTSCA 7306.30.0014, 7306.30.0019, 7306.30.0024, 7306.30.0029, 7306.30.0034 and 7306.30.0039 from mainland China. The orders cover carbon and alloy steel pipe piles, commonly identified as piling pipe, in outside diameter ranging from 3.5 inches up to and including 16 inches (8.9 cm to 40.6 cm) inclusive, in commercial quality and in various forms and finishes, usually supplied to meet ASTM A252, ASTM A500, CSA G.40.21 or comparable specifications or standards, whether single, dual or multiple certified, excluding carbon steel welded pipe, in the nominal size range of 3 1/2 inches up to and including six inches (89 mm to 168.3 mm) in outside diameter, in various forms and finishes, usually supplied to meet ASTM A252 or equivalent specifications, other than carbon steel welded pipe in the nominal size range of 3.5 inches up to and including six inches, dual-stencilled to meet the requirements of both specification ASTM A252, Grades 1 to 3, and specification API 5L, with bevelled ends and in random lengths, for use as foundation piles.
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 order will be allowed to expire as scheduled on 29 November. 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 order were allowed to expire. The CITT will issue a decision on 28 August on whether an expiry review is warranted.