U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a notice that they will conduct
an "administrative review" of several Korean companies who export
stainless steel cooking ware from Korea to the United States. The
purpose of this review is to determine whether a new and possibly
higher antidumping (ADD) duty rate should be applied to each Korean
manufacturer under review. This review is being initiated as a
result of a request by the attorneys for the U.S. domestic producers
of stainless steel cooking ware, who are seeking a higher ADD duty
questionnaires will now be sent from Commerce to the named Korean
manufacturers, who must respond to the questionnaires within strict
time deadlines. It is important that responses to the Commerce
questionnaires be accurate, complete, and timely filed.
responses are utilized by Commerce to determine the antidumping
duty rate of the exporter/manufacturer. Often, high antidumping
duty rates can be reduced by providing comprehensive data that is
responsive to the Commerce questionnaire, and by understanding how
to present and explain the data so that Commerce will calculate
dumping margins properly.
area of antidumping duties is a difficult and a complicated one,
and planning your strategy carefully and well in advance is essential
and involves coordination between the importer and the foreign supplier.
Professional advice should be obtained with regard to responding
to an antidumping questionnaire. Our law firm is familiar with
antidumping cases involving cooking ware. Specifically, we were
successful in reducing the antidumping duties for a Chinese exporter
from 66.21% to zero in the antidumping order of Porcelain-On-Steel
Cookware from China. In addition, we are fortunate to be associated
with a former Commerce Department analyst, who worked in the antidumping
section at Commerce.
you would like the names of the Korean exporters/manufacturers who
are involved in the Commerce review, please advise us. Further,
if you have an interest in this issue, we can provide the necessary
legal assistance in responding to these questionnaires and potentially
lower the ADD rate. Finally, if you have any questions on the issues
raised in this newsletter, please contact Stephen S. Spraitzar at
(415) 288-0427, or by email at email@example.com.
by Tuttle Law Offices.
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