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Thailand  hot-rolled carbon steel flat products   Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand



Case Number:   A–549–817

Anniversary Month: November

Rates:

G Steel Public Company Limited and G J
     Steel Public Company Limited (f.k.a.
     Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Company
     Limited) - 20.30
%

All Others -- 3.86%

Scope:

For purposes of the order, the products covered are certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non–metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flat–rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4.0 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of this review.

Specifically included within the scope of this review are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial–free (IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as titanium or niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro–alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum.

Steel products to be included in the scope of this review, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), are products in which: i) iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; ii) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and iii) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:
1.80 percent of manganese, or
2.25 percent of silicon, or
1.00 percent of copper, or
0.50 percent of aluminum, or
1.25 percent of chromium, or
0.30 percent of cobalt, or
0.40 percent of lead, or
1.25 percent of nickel, or
0.30 percent of tungsten, or
0.10 percent of molybdenum, or
0.10 percent of niobium, or
0.15 percent of vanadium, or
0.15 percent of zirconium.

All products that meet the physical and chemical description provided above are within the scope of this review unless otherwise excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or specifically excluded from the scope of this review:
- Alloy hot–rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506).
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300 and higher.
- Ball bearing steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
- Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
- Silico–manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent.
- ASTM specifications A710 and A736.
- USS abrasion–resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500).
- All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507).
- Non–rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the HTSUS.

The merchandise subject to this review is classified in the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products covered by this review, including: vacuum degassed fully stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under review is dispositive. 
                                                                                                                             History | Current Rates

G Steel and G J Steel found to be successors to Nakornthai Strip Mills, uncooperative -- slapped with 20.30% antidumping duty rate in review affecting November 1, 2007-October 31, 2008 entries and the cash deposit rate for future entries

On December 10, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the Final Results of its antidumping duty administrative review of certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand.  In the Final Results, the Department of Commerce determined that G Steel Public Company Limited and G J Steel Public Company Limited were the successor entity to Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Company Limited.  Further, the Department of Commerce determined that G Steel and G J Steel  were dumping hot-rolled carbon steel flat products in the United States.  The Department of Commerce calculated G Steel and G J Steel antidumping duty rate based upon adverse facts available, assigning them a rate of 20.30%.  In the previous reviews, the antidumping duty rate of G Steel was 6.40%, and the antidumping duty rate of Nakornthai was 8.23%.

As a result of these Final Results, the Department of Commerce will instruct CBP to assess duties upon all entries of merchandise produced or exported by G Steel or G J Steel at a rate of 20.30% ad valorem.

IMPORTERS - watch the liquidation instructions and liquidations carefully.  If there are any errors in the instructions, you must sue the Department of Commerce within 2 years.  If the U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not liquidate your entries within 6 months of publication of the final, the merchandise liquidates as entered.  In this case, that would mean that, by law, you would not be required to pay the increase in antidumping duties.


History
DOC Determinations:  Initiation | Prelim  | Final  | Order
Administrative Review 01-02: Initiation | Prelim | Final 
Administrative Review 02-03: Initiation | Rescission
Administrative Review 03-04: Initiation | Prelim | Final 
Administrative Review 04-05: Initiation | Prelim | Final 
Administrative Review 05-06: Initiation | Prelim | Final 
Administrative Review 06-07: Initiation | Rescission
Administrative Review 07-08: Initiation | Prelim | Final 
Changed Circumstances Review 2009: Initiation | Prelim (corrected) | Final
Administrative Review 08-09: Initiation



Current Rates:

G Steel Public Company Limited and G J Steel Public Company Limited (f.k.a. Nakornthai
     Strip Mill Public Company Limited -- 20.30
%
Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited -- 9.04%
Siam Strip Mill Public -- 19.72%
All Others -- 3.86%
 

                                                                                                          

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