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

Brazil Begins AD Probe of Rolling Mill Rolls
Brazil has initiated an AD investigation of certain rolls for rolling mills of cast iron or steel classified under NCM 8455.30.10 and 8544.30.90 from mainland China. Brazilian authorities will send questionnaires to any known producers and exporters, which will have 30 days to complete and return them.

Colombia Issues AD Duty Order on Dishwashers
Colombia has issued an AD duty order on stainless steel dishwashers weighing eight kilogrammes or less classified under HTSCO 7324.10.0000 from mainland China. As a result, imports of subject merchandise will face an AD duty of 132 percent for a period of five years.

Colombia Renews AD Duty Order on Sodium Citrate
Colombia has renewed its AD duty order on sodium citrate classified under HTSCO 2918.15.3000 from mainland China. Accordingly, imports of subject merchandise will face a minimum FOB price of US$1.80 per kilogramme for five more years. While imports of lower-valued items are allowed, importers are required to guarantee payment of the difference in each of those circumstances.

Brazil Initiates Public Interest Query of AD Duty Order on Electrodes
Brazil has initiated a process to determine whether the AD duty order on certain graphite electrodes classified under NCM 8545.11.00 and 3801.10.00 from mainland China should be revoked or modified for public interest reasons.

Brazil Issues Results of Anti-Circumvention Probe of Tableware
Brazil has determined that imports of certain ceramic tableware classified under NCM 6911.10.10, 6911.10.90, 6911.90.00 and 6912.00.00 that are claimed to be produced in Thailand by Artway Co. Ltd. are circumventing the AD duty order on subject merchandise from mainland China.

Canada Considers Sunset Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Standard Steel Pipe
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is seeking comments from interested parties by 1 May on whether it should initiate an expiry review of the AD and CV duty orders on mainland Chinese carbon steel welded pipe, commonly identified as standard pipe. 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 19 August.

These orders cover pipe in the nominal size range of half an inch up to and including six inches (12.7 mm to 168.3 mm in outside diameter) inclusive, in various forms and finishes, usually supplied to meet ASTM A53, ASTM A135, ASTM A252, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, ASTM F1083 or Commercial Quality, or AWWA C200‑97 or equivalent specifications, including water well casing, piling pipe, sprinkler pipe and fencing pipe, but excluding oil and gas line pipe made to API specifications exclusively. Also excluded from these orders are: (1) carbon steel welded pipe in the nominal pipe size of an inch, meeting the requirements of specification ASTM A53, Grade B, Schedule 10, with a black or galvanised finish, and with plain ends, for use in fire protection applications; (2) carbon steel welded pipe in nominal pipe sizes of half an inch to two inches inclusive, produced using the electric resistance welding process and meeting the requirements of specification ASTM A53, Grade A, for use in the production of carbon steel pipe nipples; and (3) carbon steel welded pipe in nominal pipe sizes of half an inch to six inches inclusive, 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.

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 24 May on whether an expiry review is warranted.

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