U.S. International Trade Commission

Section 701/731 Proceedings

Investigations
  • Steel Trailer Wheels from the People’s Republic of China: On May 2, 2019, the ITC released the schedule of the final phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations.
  • Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: On May 14, 2019, the ITC announced that it would terminate its review of the subject merchandise since there is no longer a suspension agreement in place.
  • Steel Wheels from the People’s Republic of China: On May 17, 2019, the ITC announced its final determinations in the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty investigations and found that the importation of steel wheels has caused material injury to a U.S. industry.
  • Laminated Woven Sacks from Vietnam: On May 30, 2019, the ITC announced its final determinations in the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty investigations and found that the importation of the subject merchandise has caused material injury to a U.S. industry.

Sunset Review Decisions
  • Utility Scale Wind Towers from China and Vietnam: On May 8, 2019, the ITC issued its determination that the revocation of the subject merchandise would lead to material injury of U.S. industries.
  • Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: On May 10, 2019, the ITC released its schedule of an Expedited Five-Year Review.

Section 337 Proceedings

There have been no Section 337 Proceedings published from the ITC for the month of May.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

  • On May 6, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in its final determination that they had found substantial evidence that Royal Brush Manufacturing Inc. (“Royal Brush”) had imported to the United States cased pencils that were made originally in China from the Philippines. Royal Brush had transshipped pencils through the Subic Bay, Philippines and falsely declared the country of origin. In doing so, no case deposits were applied to the subject merchandise.

This article was published by Husch Blackwell in the monthly Trade Law Newsletter. To read the full May Trade Law Update click here.