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  Republic of Korea  diamond sawblades   Diamond Sawblades from Korea



Case Number: A-580-855

Anniversary Month: November

Current Rates:

Ehwa Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd. - 12.76%
Shinhan Diamond Industrial Co. - 26.55%
Hyosung Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd. - 6.43%
All Others - 16.39%

Scope:

The products covered by these orders are all finished circular sawblades, whether slotted or not, with a working part that is comprised of a diamond segment or segments, and parts thereof, regardless of specification or size, except as specifically excluded below. Within the scope of these orders are semifinished diamond sawblades, including diamond sawblade cores and diamond sawblade segments. Diamond sawblade cores are circular steel plates, whether or not attached to non-steel plates, with slots. Diamond sawblade cores are manufactured principally, but not exclusively, from alloy steel. A diamond sawblade segment consists of a mixture of diamonds (whether natural or synthetic, and regardless of the quantity of diamonds)  and metal powders (including, but not limited to, iron, cobalt, nickel, tungsten carbide) that are formed together into a solid shape (from generally, but not limited to, a heating and pressing process).

Sawblades with diamonds directly attached to the core with a resin or electroplated bond, which thereby do not contain a diamond segment, are not included within the scope of these orders. Diamond sawblades and/or sawblade cores with a thickness of less than 0.025 inches, or with a thickness greater than 1.1 inches, are excluded from the scope of these orders. Circular steel plates that have a cutting edge of non-diamond material, such as external teeth that protrude from the outer diameter of the plate, whether or not finished, are excluded from the scope of these orders. Diamond sawblade cores with a Rockwell C hardness of less than 25 are excluded from the scope of these orders. Diamond sawblades and/or diamond segment(s) with diamonds that predominantly have a mesh size number greater than 240 (such as 250 or 260) are excluded from the scope of these orders. Merchandise subject to these orders is typically imported under heading 8202.39.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). When packaged together as a set for retail sale with an item that is separately classified under headings 8202 to 8205 of the HTSUS, diamond sawblades or parts thereof may be imported under heading 8206.00.00.00 of the HTSUS. The tariff classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive.

More scope information:
Concave and convex cores, and finished diamond sawblades produced from such cores, are within the scope of the investigations.

Metal-bonded, diamond 1A1R grinding wheels and granite contour diamond sawblades are within the scope of the investigations.

The Rockwell C hardness threshold contained in the scope of the investigation applies only to cores, and not to finished diamond sawblades.

The term “sawblade” is defined as those products that meet the 1A1R specification, where the segment thickness is larger than the thickness of the core.
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November to be anniversary month for diamond sawblades antidumping duty order
On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the anniversary month for the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades from Korea will be November.  Accordingly, the first anniversary will be November, 2010, and will present the first opportunity for diamond sawblades producers and producers to request an antidumping duty administrative review. 

The Department of Commerce did not indicate whether entries back to January 23, 2009 (the date liquidation was suspended) will be included in the first review.  However, as described below, the threat of injury finding requires the Department of Commerce to impose antidumping duties upon "merchandise which is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of notice of an affirmative determination of the Commission under section 735(b) shall be subject to the assessment of antidumping duties."  Whether that date is January 23, February 10, or November 4, 2009, may be disputed.  But for business planning, it is best to be conservative.


Antidumping Order on Diamond Sawblades PUBLISHED! 
Cash Deposits Required For All Entries On Or After January 23, 2009

On November 4, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce published  the the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades from China and Korea.  The investigation began in 2006, but the International Trade Commission initially found no injury to U.S. domestic producers.  After a few rounds of litigation and reconsideration, the International Trade Commission found affirmative threat of injury the U.S. domestic industry.  After more litigation, the U.S. Court of International Trade ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce "to issue and publish antidumping duty orders and require the collection of cash deposits on" diamond sawblades from China and Korea. 

In the order, the Department of Commerce explained:
 "Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect a cash deposit on all unliquidated entries of diamond sawblades as of January 23, 2009, from the PRC and Korea." 

Prior to the initial termination of the investigation after the International Trade Commission's initial final negative injury determination, Korean parties had submitted ministerial error allegations.  These allegations had not been addressed when the investigation was terminated.  The Department of Commerce did not address whether it would consider these ministerial allegations now, and perhaps issue an amended order -- changing the cash deposit rates -- in the near future. 



Current Rates:

Ehwa Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd. - 12.76%
Shinhan Diamond Industrial Co. - 26.55%
Hyosung Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd. - 6.43%
All Others - 16.39%

 

                                                                                                         

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