The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain amorphous silica fabric from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.
As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from China.
The US Department of Commerce (Commerce) has announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland.
Commerce is scheduled to announce its final determinations on or about July 3, 2017.
The US Department of Commerce has initiated an administrative review on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells from China.
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated an interim review of its order made on January 5, 2015, in Expiry Review Inquiry No. RR-2014-001, concerning certain carbon steel fasteners, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Taipei. This interim review was initiated at the request of O’Berry Enterprises Inc. and after the Tribunal determined that the request was properly documented.
The purpose of this interim review is to determine if the order should be modified to exclude the product identified by O’Berry Enterprises Inc.: Square drive wood screws, scored so that upper portion of the screw and head can be easily snapped off, 3” or 3.5” in length, of a #8 or #9 diameter, threaded in part with 8 threads per inch and in part with 9 threads per inch, with the remainder unthread, and covered in a Gleitmo 615 lubricant coating (or equivalent coating).
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has completed the interim review of its order made on January 5, 2015, in Expiry Review Inquiry No. RR-2014-001, in respect of certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Taipei.
The Tribunal amended its order to exclude the following goods: shoulder bolts made of steel, grade 5, and zinc-plated, with a hexagonal head, an unthreaded cylindrical shoulder section ranging from 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch in diameter, and a threaded section that is smaller in diameter than the shoulder ranging from 3/8 inch to 7/8 inch in length and between 10-24 and 5/8-11 in common thread sizes.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations on February 20, 2017, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from the Federative Republic of Brazil (Brazil), the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan), Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Kingdom of Norway (Norway), the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Thailand (Thailand), and the alleged injurious subsidizing of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand. The investigations follow a complaint filed by Québec Silicon Limited Partnership and QSIP Canada ULC (collectively, “Québec Silicon”).
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a re-investigation, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), of the normal values and export prices of liquid dielectric transformers having a top power handling capacity equal to or exceeding 60,000 kilovolt amperes (60 megavolt amperes), whether assembled or unassembled, complete or incomplete, originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea.
Indonesia filed a notice of appeal on 10 February 2017 in the case “European Union – Anti Dumping Measures on Imports of Certain Fatty Alcohols from Indonesia” (DS442).
The EU has initiated an investigation concerning the possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1331/2011 on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of stainless steel originating in the People’s Republic of China by imports consigned from India, whether declared as originating in India or not, and making such imports subject to registration.
The EU has extended the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No 925/2009 on imports of certain aluminium foil originating in the People’s Republic of China to imports of slightly modified certain aluminium foil.