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Ref : EIC 111/3/10/1
21 February 2018
Commercial Information Circular No. 193/2018
US : Anti-dumping Action against Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the Mainland of China : Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value
The US Department of Commerce (DoC) announced in the Federal Register (FR) notice of 20 February 2018 its preliminary determination that cast iron soil pipe fittings from the Mainland of China were being, or were likely to be, sold in the US at less than fair value. The weighted-average dumping margins were found to be 68.37% - 109.95%. The FR notice is available at: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-20/pdf/2018-03404.pdf.
2.On 6 September 2017, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) already published its preliminary affirmative determination that there was a reasonable indication that an industry in the US was materially injured by reason of imports of cast iron soil pipe fittings from the Mainland of China. The final determination of the DoC is postponed until no later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the FR notice. If the final determination of the DoC is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination on whether the domestic industry in the US is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of the subject imports within 45 days after the DoC's final determination.
3.For traders involved in the export of the subject product produced in Guangdong, please contact Yue Yang, Director of Trade Remedy Division under the Guangdong Department of Commerce at 8620 3881 9083. The Division is responsible for, among others, guiding and coordinating enterprises in Guangdong Province in responding to AD investigations against products of the Province.
4.For enquiries concerning the content of this circular, please contact Mr Lewis LAU at telephone number 2398 5405.
for Director-General of Trade and Industry
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