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New AD/CV Probes of Mainland Chinese Glass Containers

The U.S. International Trade Commission has initiated the preliminary phase of antidumping and countervailing injury investigations of certain mainland Chinese glass containers classified under HTSUS 7010.90.5009, 7010.90.5019, 7010.90.5029, 7010.90.5039, 7010.90.5049, 7010.90.5055, 7010.90.5005, 7010.90.5015, 7010.90.5025, 7010.90.5035 and 7010.90.5045. Subject glass containers are generally intended for the conveyance or packing of beverages and other liquids or food materials. A schedule for these investigations will be issued shortly.

The glass containers described in the petition are certain glass containers with a nominal capacity of 0.059 litres (2.0 fluid ounces) to 4.0 litres (135.256 fluid ounces) and an opening or mouth with a nominal outer diameter of 14 millimetres to 120 millimetres. The scope includes glass jars, bottles, flasks and similar containers, with or without their closures, whether clear or coloured, and with or without design or functional enhancements (including handles, embossing, labelling or etching).

Excluded from the scope of the petition are (i) glass containers made of borosilicate glass, meeting U.S. Pharmacopeia requirements for Type 1 pharmaceutical containers; (ii) glass containers produced by “free blown” method or otherwise without the use of a mould (i.e., without “mould seems,” “joint marks” or “parting lines”); and (iii) glass containers without a “finish” (i.e., the section of a container at the opening including the lip and ring or collar, threaded or otherwise compatible with a type of closure, including a lid, cap or cork).

The petitioner alleges average dumping margins ranging from 264.13 percent to 818.57 percent.

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