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U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Ceramic Tile from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of ceramic tile from China, finding countervailable subsidy rates ranging from 103.77 to 222.24 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of ceramic tile...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of certain fabricated structural steel from China and Mexico, finding that exporters from China and Mexico have dumped fabricated structural steel in the United States at margins ranging from 0.00 percent to 141.38 percent and 0.00 percent to 30.58...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigations of Imports of Polyethylene Terephthalate Sheet from Korea, Mexico, and Oman

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) investigations to determine whether polyethylene terephthalate sheet (PET sheet) from the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Sultanate of Oman are being dumped in the United States. These investigations were initiated based on petitions filed on July 9, 2019 by Advanced Extrusions, Inc. (Rogers, MN), Ex...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces a New Draft Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

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Last night, the U.S. Department of Commerce initialed a draft agreement with Mexican tomato growers to suspend the ongoing antidumping (AD) investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, ensuring that the domestic tomato industry will be protected from unfair trade. “For many years, there have been disputes over the roughly $2 billion worth of tomatoes that are imported from Mexico annually. These...

Department of Commerce Adds Dozens of New Huawei Affiliates to the Entity List and Maintains Narrow Exemptions through the Temporary General License

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce identified 46 additional Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. affiliates that require inclusion on the Entity List, as part of a routine review of all Entity Listings. Since May, the Department has added over one hundred persons or organizations to the Entity List in connection to Huawei. The new restrictions...

U.S. Department of Commerce Self-Initiates Inquiries into Possible Circumvention Involving Exports of Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products Completed in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Malaysia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the self-initiation of new inquiries into possible circumvention involving exports of certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) made with substrate from China or Taiwan, completed in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Malaysia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and then exported to the United States. These actions demonstrate Commerce’s...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from Mexico

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of refillable stainless steel kegs from Mexico, finding that exporters from Mexico have sold refillable stainless steel kegs at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 18.48 percent. Upon publication of the final affirmative determination...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Completes South American Trip

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From July 29th to August 6th, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross visited three South American countries – Brazil, Argentina, and Peru – in order to further solidify the strong relationships the United States has with these nations as well as to push for an end to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. “South American nations are critical partners for the United States in economic, political, and...