On June 6, 2019, Petitioner Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools, Inc. filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Certain Collated Steel Staples from Korea, the People’s Republic of China, and Taiwan.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The scope of this investigation is certain collated steel staples. Certain collated steel staples subject to this proceeding are made from steel wire having a nominal diameter from 0.0345 inch to 0.0830 inch, inclusive, have a nominal leg length from 0.25 inch to 3.0 inches, inclusive, and a nominal crown width from 0.187 inch to 1.125 inch, inclusive.
Certain collated steel staples may be manufactured form any type of steel, and are included in the scope of the investigation regardless of whether they are uncoated or coated, and regardless of the type or number of coatings, including but not limited to coatings to inhibit corrosion.
Certain collated steel staples may be collated using any material or combination of materials, including but not limited to adhesive, glue, and adhesive film or adhesive or paper tape.
Certain collated steel staples are generally made to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specification ASTM F1667-17, but can also be made to other specifications. Regardless of any applicable specification, however, all certain collated steel staples exhibiting the physical characteristics of the written scope description are included in the scope.
Certain collated steel staples subject to this investigation are currently classifiable under subheading 8305.20.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dipositive.
Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools, Inc.
4270 Ivy Pointe Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45245
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Adam H. Gordon Esq.
The Bristol Group PLLC
1707 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
|Petition Filed||June 6, 2019|
|DOC Initiation||June 26, 2019|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||June 20, 2019|
|Request to appear at hearing||June 25, 2019|
|Hearing||June 27, 2019|
|Briefs||July 2, 2019|
|ITC Vote||July 22, 2019|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||November 13, 2019|
|DOC Preliminary CVD Determination||August 30, 2019|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||January 28, 2020|
|DOC Final CVD Determination||November 13, 2019|
|ITC Final Determination||March 12, 2020|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
China: 119.68% to 122.92%
Korea: 10.23% to 14.25%
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2016||2017||2018||2018 Jan-Jun||2019 Jan-Jun|
|Volume (Short Tons)||57,881||63,629||69,841||16,961||15,627|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||1,321.95||1,295.56||1,406.04||137.19||1,408.45|
|Volume (Short Tons)||2,214||2,337||2,380||622||549|
|Volume (Short Tons)||1,585||1,719||2,212||345||436|
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.