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

Chile Issues Final Safeguard Duty on Steel Wire Rod
Chile has established a final safeguard duty of 38.9 percent (up from a provisional safeguard duty of 37.8 percent) on imports of Trefilar Quality, Drawing Quality and Normal Quality steel wire rod of circular cross section measuring less than 14 millimetres in diameter, classified under HTSCL 7213.20.00, 7213.91.10, 7213.91.20, 7213.91.90, 7227.10.00, 7227.20.00 and 7227.90.00, from all sources except Canada, Mexico, Peru and developing countries (except mainland China and Brazil). Excluded from this measure is CHQ quality wire rod classified under the aforementioned tariff lines. The final safeguard duty will be in place for a period of six months from 22 April.

Canada Renews AD/CV Duty Orders on Steel Grating
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has issued a final affirmative injury determination in its expiry review of the AD and CV duty orders on steel grating classified under HTSCA 7308.90.0010, 7308.90.0020, 7308.90.0030, 7308.90.0040, 7308.90.0050, 7308.90.0060, 7308.90.0091, 7308.90.0092, 7308.90.0093, 7308.90.0094, 7308.90.0095, 7308.90.0096 and 7308.90.0099 from mainland China. As a result, these orders will be renewed for an additional five years.

Brazil Rescinds Price Agreement for Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Several Companies
MDIC on 25 July 2012 issued an AD duty order on imports of mainland Chinese citric acid and certain citrate salts classified under NCM 2918.14.00 and 2918.15.00. The order established an AD duty of US$835.32/tonne or US$861.50/tonne, depending on the exporter. In addition, imports of subject merchandise produced by COFCO Biochemical (Anhui) Co. Ltd., Anhui BBCA Maanshan Biochemical Co., RZBC Co. Ltd., TTCA Co. Ltd. and Weifang Ensign Industry Co. Ltd. and exported by those companies or RZBC Import & Export Co. Ltd., Natiprol Lianyungang Corporation and Wenda Co. Ltd. have been subject to a separate price agreement. MDIC recently rescinded this price agreement with respect to imports from Natiprol Lianyungang Corporation and Wenda Co. Ltd., which are now subject to an AD duty of US$835.32/tonne. In addition, MDIC has relaunched an investigation of imports of subject merchandise from TTCA Co. Ltd. and Weifang Ensign Industry Co. Ltd. and will preliminarily apply AD duties of US$602.43/tonne and US$569.01/tonne, respectively, on these two companies.

Brazil Issues Preliminary AD Determination on Agricultural Tyres
Brazilian authorities have issued a preliminary affirmative dumping and injury determination in their AD investigation of new rubber tyres of diagonal construction for agricultural or forestry vehicles, implements, harvesters and machinery classified under NCM 4011.61.00, 4011.69.90, 4011.92.10, 4011.92.90, 4011.99.10, 4011.62.00, 4011.63.90 and 4011.93.00 from mainland China but have decided to proceed to the final phase of this proceeding without the application of any preliminary measures.

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