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Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Glass Containers from the People’s Republic of China

Case Summary

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

II.  Product:

The merchandise covered by this investigation are certain glass containers with a nominal capacity of 0.059 liters (2.0 fluid ounces) to 4.0 liters (135.256 fluid ounces) and an opening or mouth with a nominal outer diameter of 14 millimeters to 120 millimeters. The scope includes glass jars, bottles, flasks and similar containers; with or without their closures; whether clear or colored; and with or without, design or functional enhancements (including, but not limited to, handles, embossing, labeling, or etching).

Excluded from the scope of the investigation are: (1) Glass containers made of borosilicate glass, meeting United States Pharmacopeia requirements for Type 1 pharmaceutical containers; (2) Glass containers produced by ‘free blown’ method or otherwise without the use of a mold (i.e., without ‘mold seems’, ‘joint marks’, or ‘parting lines’); and (3) Glass containers without a ‘finish’ (i.e., the section of a container at the opening including the lip and ring or collar, threaded or otherwise compatible with a type of closure, including but not limited to a lid, cap, or cork).

III.  HTS classifications:

Glass containers subject to this investigation are specified within the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7010.90.5009, 7010.90.5019, 7010.90.5029, 7010.90.5039, 7010.90.5049, 7010.90.5055, 7010.90.5005, 7010.90.5015, 7010.90.5025, 7010.90.5035, and 7010.90.5045.

IV.  Date of Filing: September 25, 2019

V.  Petitioners: American Glass Packaging Coalition

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters:

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VII.  US Importers named:

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VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margins (No CVD Margins Listed):

The calculated dumping margin for OBS US-201, US-202, and US-203, and US-204 is 499.40 percent, 264.13 percent, 818.57 percent, and 323.34 percent, respectively.

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: October 30, 2019.

B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is December 4, 2019; CVD is October 15, 2019.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD/CVD investigation.

C.  Volume and Value of Imports:

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D.  List of Alleged Subsidy Programs:

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If you have questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.

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