US DOC extends deadline for final results of CCR concerning HR carbon steel flat products from Thailand

Thursday, 30 October 2008 11:22:59 (GMT+3)   -  
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The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has announced the extension of the time limit for the final results of its changed circumstances review (CCR) concerning certain hot rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand.
On November 29, 2001, the DOC published an antidumping (AD) duty order on hot rolled steel from Thailand. In November 2004, in the course of the 2003-2004 administrative review, Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited (SSI) requested revocation of the hot rolled steel order with respect to its sales of the subject merchandise. On May 17, 2006, the DOC revoked the AD duty order with respect to SSI after having determined that SSI sold the merchandise at not less than normal value for a period of at least three consecutive years.

As the result of an adequate allegation from a domestic interested party in this proceeding (i.e. United States Steel Corporation), the DOC is now conducting a changed circumstances review to determine whether SSI has resumed dumping hot rolled steel and whether the AD order should be reinstated for hot rolled steel from Thailand manufactured and exported by SSI.

The final results of this AD duty changed circumstances review on hot rolled steel from Thailand had been due by December 23, 2008; however, due to the complexities of the issue, the DOC has decided to extend the time limit for completion of the review by 120 days. Therefore, the final results will be due no later than April 22, 2009, whereas the DOC intends to issue the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review no later than December 23, 2008.

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