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Commerce Announces Revocation of
Countervailing Duty Order on DRAMS From Korea

October 7, 2008

On October 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) published in the Federal Register notice of revocation of the countervailing duty order (C–580–851) on DRAMS From Korea.

Scope of the Order

The products covered by the order were DRAMS from Korea, whether assembled or unassembled. The order included memory modules containing DRAMS from Korea. Only those modules that contained additional items that altered the function of the module to something other than memory, such as video graphics adapter boards and cards, or were returned in products for repair and destruction were excluded from the scope. To facilitate entry and avoid the deposit of countervailing duties, importers were required to submit a DRAM Certification statement, certifying that the importation did not include DRAM from Korea or were otherwise excluded from the scope of the order. 

Determination To Revoke

Because no domestic interested party indicated that it would participate in the review, Commerce was obligated, consistent with 19 CFR 351.222(i)(1)(i) and section 751(c)(3) of the Act, to revoke the countervailing duty order. 

Effective Date of Revocation

The effective date of revocation is stated as August 11, 2008. Commerce is issuing instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the merchandise subject to this order that were entered on or after that date.

Imports of DRAMS and DRAM-bearing products entered on or after that date will no longer be required to be accompanied by the DRAM Certification.  

For more information regarding these issues, contact George Tuttle, III at (415) 986-8780 or geo@tuttlelaw.com.  

George R. Tuttle, III is an attorney with the Law Offices of George R. Tuttle in San Francisco.

The information in this article is general in nature, and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship with respect to any event or occurrence, and may not be considered as such.

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