AD/CVD Update
July 30, 2013

New Investigations

This article was co-authored by International Trade Specialist Michael Kelleher

Steel Threaded Rod

On June 27, All America Threaded Products, Inc., Bay Standard Manufacturing, Inc. and Vulcan Threaded Products, Inc. filed petitions with the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) and U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) seeking the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of steel threaded rod from India and Thailand and the imposition of countervailing duties on imports of steel threaded rod from India.  The ITC is scheduled to issue its preliminary injury determination on August 12.

 Oil Country Tubular Goods

On July 2, a number of domestic producers (United States Steel; Maverick Tube; Boomerang Tube; Energex, a division of JMC Steel Group; Northwest Pipe Co.; Tejas Tubular Products; TMK IPSCO; Vallourec Star; and Welded Tube USA) filed petitions with the ITC and Commerce seeking the imposition of antidumping duties on imports on oil country tubular goods (“OCTG”) from India, Korea, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam, as well as countervailing duties on OCTG from India and Turkey.  The ITC is scheduled to issue its preliminary injury determination on August 16.


Sunset Reviews

Lemon Juice

On June 28, Commerce determined that termination of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on lemon juice from Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at margins ranging from 146 to 205 percent.  Previously (December 2012), Commerce determined that termination of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on lemon juice from Argentina would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at margins ranging from 85 to 128 percent.  On July 10, the ITC determined that termination of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on lemon juice from Argentina would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.  With respect to Mexico, the ITC determined that termination of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on lemon juice would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.  As a result of the ITC’s sunset determinations, the existing suspension agreement on imports of lemon juice from Argentina will remain in place for five additional years, while the suspended antidumping duty investigation on imports of lemon juice from Mexico will be terminated.

Persulfates

On July 8, Commerce determined that revocation of the existing antidumping duty order on persulfates from China would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping at margins of 119.02 percent.  Based on a June 4 vote, the ITC will be conducting a full sunset review to determine whether revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.  A schedule has not been released at this time.

Circumvention Determinations

Tissue Paper

On July 3, Commerce found that imports of tissue paper processed by A.R. Printing and Packaging India Pvt. Ltd. (“ARPP”) in India, and exported to the United States, were circumventing the antidumping duty order on tissue paper from China.  Commerce determined that it was appropriate to include this merchandise within the scope of that order and to continue to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection  to suspend entries of tissue paper products produced by ARPP from Chinese-origin tissue paper.

Uncovered Innerspring Units

On July 11, Commerce preliminarily found that uncovered innerspring units completed and assembled in Malaysia by Reztec Industries Sdn Bhd using components from China, and exported to the United States, were circumventing the antidumping duty order on innersprings from China.  The final determination with respect to this anti-circumvention inquiry is currently due by August 16.

 

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