US DOC issues preliminary circumvention rulings on CORE steel from China, Taiwan

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:06:41 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced a preliminary circumvention ruling on imports of certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) made with substrate from China and Taiwan.

After completing its preliminary investigation, the DOC determined that Chinese steel substrate shipped to Costa Rica, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for minor processing, and then exported to the United States as CORE, is circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on CORE from China and also detected that Taiwanese steel substrate shipped to Malaysia for minor processing, and then exported to the United States as CORE, is circumventing the AD order on CORE from Taiwan. However, the US DOC determined that CORE exported from Guatemala and South Africa is not made with Chinese substrate.

Accordingly, the DOC will instruct Customs and Border Protection to begin collecting cash deposits on imports of CORE completed in Costa Rica, Malaysia and the UAE using Chinese-origin substrate, and CORE completed in Malaysia using Taiwanese-origin substrate. These duties will be imposed on future imports, and on any unliquidated entries since the date the DOC initiated these circumvention inquiries.


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