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SECTION 201 SAFEGUARD PETITION FILED ON CERTAIN ASSEMBLED BICYCLES

I. In-Scope Products:

The definition of the imported article subject to this petition is complete bicycles having a Customs Value under $400, without regard to the value of accessories on or imported with the imported article. For purposes of this petition, a complete bicycle includes a fully-assembled unit comprised of all component parts and requiring no additional assembly, fabrication, or finishing operations. Complete bicycles subject to this petition also include bicycles imported in any partially-assembled format with all necessary, dedicated components (with or without pedals) included upon importation; e.g., a knock-down kit.

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON IMPORTS OF ALUMINUM WIRE AND CABLE FROM CHINA.

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”)

II.  Product: The scope of the petitions covers aluminum wire and cable (“AWC”), which is defined as an assembly of one or more electrical conductors made from 8000 Series Aluminum Alloys, Aluminum Alloy 1350, and/or Aluminum Alloy 6201, provided that: (1) at least one of the electrical conductors is insulated; (2) each insulated electrical conductor has a voltage rating greater than 80 volts and not exceeding 1000 volts; and (3) at least one electrical conductor is stranded and has a size not less than 16.5 kcmil and not greater than 1000 kcmil. The assembly may or may not: (1) include a grounding or neutral conductor; (2) be clad with aluminum, steel, or other base metal; or (3) include a steel support center wire, one or more connectors, a tape shield, a jacket or other covering, and/or filler materials.

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON MATTRESSES FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) for PRC

II.  Product:

The scope of this petition covers mattresses from China. For purposes of this petition, the term “mattress” denotes an assembly of materials that generally includes a “core” as well as “upholstery” and/or “ticking.” The scope of this petition is restricted to only “adult mattresses” and “youth mattresses,” but broadly encompasses all types of “innerspring mattresses,” “non-innerspring mattresses,” and “hybrid mattresses.”

Mattresses covered by the scope of this petition may be sold independently or as part of furniture (e.g., convertible sofa bed mattresses, comer group mattresses, day-bed mattresses, rollaway bed mattresses, high risers, trundle bed mattresses, crib mattresses), or as part of a set in combination with a “mattress foundation.”

Excluded from the scope of this petition are “futon” mattresses.  For purposes of this petition, a “futon mattress” denotes a mattress with a tuft that goes completely through the mattress from the top through to the bottom, and which does not contain innersprings or foam. Also excluded from the scope are airbeds (including inflatable mattresses) and waterbeds, which consist of air-or liquid-filled bladders as the core or main support system of the mattress. [N.B. Petitioners have provided detailed descriptions for the quoted terms].

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON STRONTIUM CHROMATE FROM FRANCE AND AUSTRIA

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”)

II. Product:
The merchandise covered by this investigation is strontium chromate, regardless of form (including but not limited to, powder (sometimes known as granular), dispersions (sometimes known as paste), or in any solution). The chemical formula for strontium chromate is SrCr04 and the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number is 7789-06-2.

Strontium chromate that has been blended with another product or products is included in the scope if the resulting mix contains 15 percent or more of strontium chromate by total formula weight. Subject merchandise includes strontium chromate from Austria or France in powder form that has been processed in a third country into a product that otherwise would be within the scope of this investigation, i.e., if any such further processing would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in Austria or France, it is included in the scope of the investigation.

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON IMPORTS OF CERTAIN STEEL WHEELS 12 – 16.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): PRC

USTR CONSIDERING APPLYING A 25% DUTY RATE TO SECTION 301 PROPOSED LIST 3

At the direction of the President, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it is considering increasing the proposed rate of additional duty from 10% to 25% for the third proposed list of tariff items on goods from China (“List 3”) to become subject to additional duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.

DAVID M. MURPHY WILL PRESENT A WEBINAR “IMPORTING INTO THE UNITED STATES AND E-COMMERCE SHIPMENTS” FOR THE BALTIC AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON AUGUST 22, 2018.

David M. Murphy will present “Importing Into The United States And E-Commerce Shipments” for the Baltic American Chamber of Commerce on August 22, 2018 at 09:30-10:30 EST as part of its “US Tax Law For Foreign Companies: Present And Future” program.  The presentation will address importation basics and the requirements for e-commerce shipments into the […]

DESIDERIO SERVES AS PANELIST ON PRIOR DISCLOSURE

On July 30, 2018, GDLSK partner, Frank Desiderio, will speak on the topic of Prior Disclosure at the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Global Trade Educational Conference in Dallas, Texas.

VIETNAMESE WIND TOWER PRODUCER EXCLUDED FROM AD ORDER AFTER PROTRACTED LEGAL BATTLE

GDLSK client CS Wind Vietnam Co., Ltd./CS Wind Corporation was investigated by the Department of Commerce throughout 2012, leading to a 51.50% antidumping duty margin being assigned to wind towers that the company produced in Vietnam and exported to the United States.

USTR ANNOUNCES THIRD PROPOSED LIST FOR SECTION 301 TARIFFS

In response to China’s imposition of retaliatory duties on goods from the United States, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released a third proposed list of tariff items to become subject to an additional 10% duty under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.