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

Mexico Rescinds AD Duty Order on Synthetic Fibre Blankets. Mexico recently issued the final results of its sunset review of the AD duty order on mainland Chinese raschel-type synthetic fibre blankets classified under HTSMX 6301.40.01 and 9404.90.99. The Ministry of Economy decided to rescind this order because the petitioner did not respond to the questionnaire or submit any evidence. Imports of subject merchandise had been subject to a minimum import price of US$12.10 per net kilogramme

Canada Renews AD/CV Duty Orders on Copper Tube. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal recently issued separate final affirmative injury determinations in its expiry reviews 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. As a result, these orders have been renewed for an additional five years.

Mexico Begins Sunset Reviews on Certain Steel Products. Mexico has initiated separate sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on certain mainland Chinese (1) flat-rolled steel products classified under HTSMX 7208.51.01, 7208.51.02, 7208.51.03, 7208.52.01, 7225.40.01 and 7225.40.02; and (2) galvanised carbon steel wire cloth and mesh, of square construction, classified under HTSMX 7314.19.02, 7314.19.03 and 7314.31.01. These reviews will result in either the continuation or revocation of the orders.

Canada Begins Re-Investigations of AD Measures on OCTG and Seamless Casing. The Canada Border Services Agency has initiated re-investigations of the normal values and export prices of certain oil country tubular goods as well as certain seamless casing from mainland China. Normal values established during the re-investigations will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after 26 March 2020, or the date of the ruling letter to the exporter, whichever occurs first. In addition, the normal values determined on the basis of these re-investigations will be applied to any entries of subject goods under appeal that have yet to be re-determined at the time of the conclusion of the re-investigations.

Exporters that wish to participate in the re-investigations are required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s request for information by 4 November. An exporter will be considered co-operative if the requested information is submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data. Where an exporter of subject goods does not provide sufficient information to determine specific normal values or does not permit verification of information submitted, AD duties will be assessed at the following rates in accordance with ministerial specifications: OCTG I (166.9 percent), OCTG II (37.4 percent) and seamless casing (91 percent).

Argentina Issues Results of Anti-Circumvention Probe of Tableware. Argentina has determined that imports of certain ceramic tableware classified under NCM 6912.00.00 that are produced in Malaysia by Alfa Rata SDN BHD, exported to Argentina by Cradoc Tex Manufacturer and imported into Argentina by Poka S.A. are not circumventing the AD duty order on subject merchandise from mainland China.

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