15 Sept 2017
Preliminary Affirmative AD/CV Injury Determinations on Pipe Fittings
The USITC has issued preliminary affirmative injury determinations in its AD and CV investigations of cast iron soil pipe fittings classified under HTSUS subheading 7307.11.0045 from mainland China. As a result, the DOC will continue its AD and CV duty investigations of imports of subject merchandise. The DOC is scheduled to issue its preliminary CV determination on or about 6 October and its preliminary AD determination on or about 20 December.
Initiation of Sunset Reviews of AD Duty Orders on PSF and Magnesium
The USITC has initiated separate sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on certain polyester staple fibre and pure magnesium (granular) from mainland China. The reviews 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. Interested parties must respond to the applicable notice of initiation by 2 October to be assured of consideration. Comments on the adequacy of these responses must be filed by 13 November. The USITC will then assess the adequacy of interested party responses to determine whether to conduct a full or expedited sunset review. As opposed to expedited reviews, full reviews include a public hearing and the issuance of questionnaires.
Full Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Foundry Coke
The USITC has decided to conduct a full sunset review of the AD duty order on foundry coke from mainland China. The review will seek to determine whether revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to a domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time.
Public Interest Input Sought in Section 337 Investigation of Personal Transporters
The presiding administrative law judge in the Section 337 investigation involving certain personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor from mainland China has issued a final initial determination of violation of Section 337 as well as a recommended determination on remedy and bonding. The USITC sought input through 11 September on any public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, specifically the issuance of a general exclusion order as well as various limited exclusion and cease and desist orders.