14 Aug 2015
Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American Safeguard and AD/CV Actions on Chinese Products
Colombia Imposes Safeguard Duties on Certain Iron and Steel Products. Colombia has established for a period of one year an 11 percent safeguard duty on certain corrugated iron or non-alloy steel flat-rolled products otherwise plated or coated with zinc classified under HTSCO 7210.41.0000, as well as a 16 percent safeguard duty on certain alloy steel flat-rolled products otherwise plated or coated with zinc classified under HTSCO 7225.92.0090. Excluded from this action are imports of subject merchandise from Colombia's free trade agreement partners, including the United States, as well as products entered under the special "Plan Vallejo" import/export programme.
Argentina Begins Anti-Circumvention Investigation of Certain Fans. Argentina recently initiated a proceeding to determine whether imports of certain table, wall, floor and turbo fans with a self-contained electric motor, connectable to the electricity grid, with or without a timer, regardless of power or blade diameter, classified under NCM 8414.51.10, 8414.51.90 and 8414.59.90, declared as originating in Malaysia are circumventing the AD duty order on subject merchandise from mainland China.
Brazil Issues Preliminary Affirmative Determinations in AD Investigations of Glass Mirrors and Reinforced PVC. SECEX has issued separate preliminary affirmative determinations in its AD investigations of mainland Chinese (1) unframed glass mirrors classified under NCM 7009.91.00, and (2) polyvinyl chloride with coated textile reinforcement on both sides classified under NCM 3921.90.19. However, SECEX is not recommending the establishment of provisional AD measures on subject merchandise.
Mexico Preliminarily Finds Dumping on Pre-stressed Iron and Steel Products. Mexico's Ministry of Economy recently issued a preliminary affirmative determination in its AD investigation of mainland Chinese pre-stressed iron and steel products classified under HTSMX 7217.10.99, 7312.10.01, 7312.10.05, 7312.10.07, 7312.10.08, 7312.10.10 and 7312.10.99. Imports of subject merchandise will preliminarily be subject to an AD duty of 147.04 percent effective from 7 August.
Canada Extends Deadline to Conclude Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Casing, OCTG and Pup Joints. The Canada Border Services Agency has extended until 14 December the deadline to conclude its re-investigation of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy of certain seamless carbon or alloy steel oil and gas well casing, certain oil country tubular goods and certain oil country tubular goods pup joints from mainland China. Normal values and amounts of subsidy established during this re-investigation will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of conclusion of the re-investigation. Normal values and amounts of subsidy currently in place will expire on that date. In addition, the normal values and amounts of subsidy determined as a result of the re-investigation 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 this re-investigation.