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U.S. imposes anti-dumping duty on Canadian and Chinese machine parts

October 25, 2016

The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Monday that it would begin imposing high tariffs on certain Canadian and Chinese mechanical parts which it considers dumped on the U.S. market at below cost.

In the Canadian part of the investigation, Commerce calculated a final dumping margin of 191.34 percent for the sole respondent under mandatory investigation, based on adverse facts available, as th respondent did not respond to the Department's request for information. Commerce also calculated a final dumping margin of 100.47 percent for all other producers/exporters in Canada.

As a result of the affirmative final AD determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect cash deposits equal to the applicable weighted-average dumping.

The products covered by the announcement are iron mechanical transfer drive components, whether finished or unfinished (i.e., blanks or castings). They are in the form of wheels or cylinders with a center bore hole that may have one or more grooves or teeth in their outer circumference that guide or mesh with a flat or ribbed belt or like device and are often referred to as sheaves, pulleys, flywheels, flat pulleys, idlers, conveyer pulleys, synchronous sheaves, and timing pulleys.

Iron mechanical transfer drive components subject to these investigations are those not less than 4.00 inches (101 mm) in the maximum nominal outer diameter.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its final injury determinations in these investigations on December 5, 2016.

If the ITC makes an affirmative final determination that imports of certain iron mechanical transfer drive components from Canada and/or China materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, Commerce will issue duty orders. If the ITC makes a negative determination of injury, the investigation will be terminated.

Further details about the affected merchandise as well as about duties to be levied on Chinese goods pleas see the Fact Sheet published by the Department.

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