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Final Determination in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Collated Steel Staples from China

Final Determination in the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Collated Steel Staples from China

On May 26, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of Collated Steel Staples from China.

Final Dumping Rates

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates Adjusted Dumping Rates [1]
China Tianjin Hweschun Fasteners Manufacturing Co., Ltd[2] 96.15% 85.61%
Tianjin Jin Xin Sheng Long Metal Products Co., Ltd[2] 122.55%[3] 112.01%
Separate Rate Companies 96.15% 85.61%
China-Wide Entity 122.55% 112.01%

[1]Rates adjusted for Export Subsidies
[2]Mandatory Respondent
[3]Rate was assigned based on facts available with an adverse inference

 

Final Subsidy Rates

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
China Zhejiang Best Nail Industrial Co., Ltx. 12.32%
Hai Sheng Xin Group., Ltd. 192.64%[1]
Ningbo Deli Stationery 192.64%[1]
All Others 12.32%

[1]Rate was assigned based on facts available with an adverse inference

Event CVD Investigation AD Investigation
Petition Filed June 6, 2019 June 6, 2019
DOC Initiation Date June 26, 2019 June 26, 2019
ITC Preliminary Determinations July 22, 2019 July 22, 2019
DOC Preliminary Determinations November 4, 2019 January 2, 2020
DOC Final Determinations [1] May 22, 2020 May 22, 2020
ITC Final Determinations July 6, 2020 July 6, 2020
Issuance of Orders [2] July 13, 2020 July 13, 2020

[1]Where the deadline falls on a weekend/holiday, the appropriate date is the next business day.
[2]This will take place on in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1)of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended(the Act). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2016 2017 2018
China Volume (Metric Ton) 52,507 57,712 63.641
Value (USD) $68,239,599 $73,434,381 $88,750,073

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 8305.20.0000. Imports of collated staples enter under an HTSUS subheading which is a large basket category and covers a significant amount of non-subject merchandise.

The petitioner is Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH).

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation can be found in the unpublished Information and Decision Memorandum and the unpublished Federal Register Notice here.

For general information and next steps, please click here.

The documents related to this investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS) or in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce Building. ACCESS is available to registered users here. Please refer to case numbers: A-570-112 and C-570-113 for the AD and CVD cases, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 525 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 254 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 234 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.