Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions Filed Against Laminated Bags From China; Commerce Initiates Investigations on Circular Pipe From China
Another pair of countervailing and antidumping duty petitions have been filed against products from China. This time the target is laminated woven sacks, which are used in the packaging industry.
The petitions, which were filed with the Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), were filed on behalf of the Laminated Woven Sacks Committee, which consists of Bancroft Bag, Inc., Coating Excellence International, LLC, Hood Packaging Corporation, Mid-America Packaging, LLC and Polytex Fibers Corporation.
In the meantime, the Commerce Department yesterday announced its decision to initiate antidumping and countervailing duty investigations on imports of circular welded carbon quality steel pipe from China that were recently filed by several U.S. pipe companies. The ITC, which held its preliminary conference in this case yesterday, is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determination by July 23, 2007.
If the ITC determines that there is a reasonable indication that imports from China are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, the domestic industry, the investigations will continue, and Commerce will be scheduled to make its preliminary countervailing duty determination in August 2007, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination in November 2007 (although these dates can be extended).