3 March 2017
Lorry and Bus Tyres Will Not Face AD/CV Duties
The USITC has issued a final negative injury determination in its AD and CV investigations of lorry and bus tyres from mainland China. As a result, these proceedings have been terminated without the imposition of any measures.
Amorphous Silica Fabric Will Face AD/CV Duties
The USITC has issued a final affirmative injury determination in its AD and CV investigations of certain amorphous silica fabric from mainland China. As a result, the DOC will issue AD and CV duty orders on imports of subject merchandise. Such imports will be subject to retroactive AD duties in light of the USITC’s affirmative finding of critical circumstances.
AD Duty Order on Artists’ Canvas Renewed
The USITC has issued a final affirmative injury determination in its sunset review of the AD duty order on artists’ canvas from mainland China. As a result, this order will be extended for another five years.
Full Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Wood Flooring
The USITC has decided to conduct a full sunset review of the AD and CV duty orders on multi-layered wood flooring from mainland China. The review will seek to determine whether revocation of these orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to a domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. As opposed to expedited reviews, full reviews include a public hearing and the issuance of questionnaires.
Section 337 Investigation of Breathing Treatment Devices Terminated
The USITC on 18 May 2016 instituted a Section 337 investigation of certain sleep-disordered breathing treatment devices and components thereof from mainland China. On 23 January 2017, the complainant and the respondents in this investigation filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement. The administrative law judge assigned to this case subsequently granted the motion and the USITC has decided not to review this decision.