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AD/CV Notices

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC.

Product: Certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7304.31.3000, 7304.31.6050, 7304.51.1000, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7306.30.5015, 7306.30.5020, 7306.50.5030, 7306.30.1000 and 7306.50.1000.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary affirmative determination in CV investigation C-570-059, effective 25 September 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-25/pdf/2017-20413.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following subsidy margins for imports of subject merchandise and will instruct CBP to begin collecting CV cash deposits at these rates. If both the DOC and the USITC issue affirmative final determinations in this case, the DOC will issue a CV duty order and require CV cash deposits at the rates specified therein, which could be different from those set forth below.

CompanySubsidy Rate
Jiangsu Hongyi Steel Pipe Co. Ltd.35.69%
Zhangjiagang Huacheng Import & Export Co. Ltd.33.31%
China-wide34.50%


Product: Silicomanganese, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7202.30.0000 and 7202.99.5040.
Nature of Notice: Initiation of sunset review of AD duty order A-570-828, effective 4 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-04/pdf/2017-21340.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has initiated a sunset review of the AD duty order on subject merchandise from mainland China that will result in either the revocation or continuation of the order.

Product: Certain passenger vehicle and light truck tyres, classified under HTSUS subheadings 4011.10.1010, 4011.10.1020, 4011.10.1030, 4011.10.1040, 4011.10.1050, 4011.10.1060, 4011.10.1070, 4011.10.5000, 4011.20.1005, 4011.20.5010, 4011.99.4510, 4011.99.4550, 4011.99.8510, 4011.99.8550, 8708.70.4545, 8708.70.4560, 8708.70.6030, 8708.70.6045 and 8708.70.6060.
Nature of Notice: Court decision not in harmony with amended final determination in AD investigation A-570-016, effective 5 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-04/pdf/2017-21343.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has amended its amended final determination in its original investigation of subject merchandise after the U.S. Court of International Trade sustained its final remand redetermination. As a result, the DOC will instruct CBP to collect the cash deposits shown below for entries of subject merchandise exported and produced from 5 October. The DOC will also instruct CBP to issue a refund of cash deposits in the amount of 2.4 percent on entries of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tyres exported and produced by these companies entered on or after 6 August 2015.

Exporter / ProducerWeighted-Average
Dumping Margin
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company / Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd.8.72%
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company / Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co. Ltd.8.72%
Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd. / Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd.8.72%
Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co. Ltd. / Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co. Ltd.8.72%


Product: Various products.
Nature of Notice: Opportunity to request administrative reviews of AD/CV duty orders, effective 4 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-04/pdf/2017-21339.pdf)
Summary: Each year during the anniversary month of the publication of an AD/CV duty order, finding or suspension of investigation, an interested party may request that the DOC conduct an administrative review of that particular action. The DOC is now giving interested parties the opportunity to request, by 31 October, administrative reviews of the AD duty orders on the following products from mainland China for the period 1 October 2016 through 30 September 2017: barium carbonate (A-570-880), barium chloride (A-570-007), boltless steel shelving units pre-packaged for sale (A-570-018), electrolytic manganese dioxide (A-570-919), helical spring lock washers (A-570-822), polyvinyl alcohol (A-570-879) and steel wire garment hangers (A-570-918). Parties may also request an administrative review of the CV duty order on boltless steel shelving units pre-packaged for sale (C-570-019) for the period 1 January through 31 December 2016. These reviews could result in (a) revised AD/CV duty assessments for entries of subject merchandise made during the period of review and (b) revised AD/CV duty cash deposit rates for entries made after completion of the reviews.

Product: Certain new pneumatic off-the-road tyres, classified under HTSUS subheadings 4011.20.1025, 4011.20.1035, 4011.20.5030, 4011.20.5050, 4011.61.0000, 4011.62.0000, 4011.63.0000, 4011.69.0000, 4011.92.0000, 4011.93.4000, 4011.93.8000, 4011.94.4000 and 4011.94.8000.
Nature of Notice: Preliminary results of administrative review in CV investigation C-570-913, effective 6 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-06/pdf/2017-21586.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has preliminarily established the following subsidy rates for imports of subject merchandise during the period 1 January through 31 December 2015. If these results are finalised, CBP will assess CV duties on all appropriate entries using these rates, which will also be used to determine new CV cash deposit requirements.

CompanySubsidy Rate
Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd. / Guizhou Tyre Import & Export Co. Ltd.39.10%
Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co. Ltd.91.94%
Non-selected companies under review39.10%


Product: Crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, classified under HTSUS subheadings 8501.31.8000, 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.80, 8541.40.6020 and 8541.40.6030.
Nature of Notice: Amended final results of administrative review in CV investigation C-570-980, effective 6 October 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-06/pdf/2017-21589.pdf)
Summary: The final results of this review, which covers the period 1 January through 31 December 2014, were published on 17 July. Several parties subsequently filed ministerial error allegations and the DOC has now decided to make certain changes to the final subsidy rates, as follows. The DOC will instruct CBP to collect CV cash deposits on imports of subject merchandise at these amended rates.

CompanyOriginal
Rate
Amended Rate
Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Changshu) and its cross-owned affiliates18.30%18.16%
Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd. and its cross-owned affiliates17.14%17.14%
BYD (Shangluo) Industrial Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
ET Solar Energy Limited17.53%17.49%
ET Solar Industry Limited17.53%17.49%
Hangzhou Sunny Energy Science and Technology Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
Jiawei Solarchina Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
Jiawei Solarchina (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
Lightway Green New Energy Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
Luoyang Suntech Power Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
Ningbo Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
Shanghai BYD Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
Shenzhen Topray Solar Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
Systemes Versilis Inc.17.53%17.49%
Taizhou BD Trade Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
tenKsolar (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
Toenergy Technology Hangzhou Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%
Wuxi Suntech Power Co. Ltd.17.53%17.49%


Product: High pressure steel cylinders, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7311.00.0030, 7311.00.0060 and 7311.00.0090.
Nature of Notice: Court decision not in harmony with amended final determination and partial revocation of AD duty order in investigation A-570-977, effective 27 August 2017.
Link: (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-06/pdf/2017-21582.pdf)
Summary: The DOC has amended its final determination in the original investigation of subject merchandise after the CIT sustained its final remand redetermination. As a result, the DOC has established the following amended AD margins for the producer/exporter combinations shown below and has revoked the AD duty order with respect to these companies. The DOC will therefore direct CBP to release any bonds or other security and refund cash deposits pertaining to any suspended entries from these companies. The DOC will further instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation during the pendency of the appeals process.

ExporterProducerWeighted-Average
Dumping Margin
Beijing Tianhai Industry Co. Ltd.Beijing Tianhai Industry Co. Ltd.0.00%
Beijing Tianhai Industry Co. Ltd.Tianjin Tianhai High Pressure Container Co. Ltd.8.72%
Beijing Tianhai Industry Co. Ltd.Langfang Tianhai High Pressure Container Co. Ltd.8.72%


Product: Certain aluminium foil, classified under HTSUS subheadings 7607.11.3000, 7607.11.6000, 7607.11.9030, 7607.11.9060, 7607.11.9090, 7607.19.6000, 7606.11.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3045, 7606.12.3055, 7606.12.3090, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3090, 7606.91.6080, 7606.92.3090 and 7606.92.6080.
Nature of Notice: Postponement of preliminary determination in AD investigation A-570-053.
Link:(https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2017/10/us-department-commerce-defers-issuance-preliminary-antidumping-duty)
Summary: The DOC has decided to postpone its preliminary determination in this investigation from 4 October to 30 November. The preliminary determination will indicate whether the DOC is likely to establish AD duties on imports of subject merchandise.

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