wish to discuss an upcoming opportunity in February 2002 for
importers of petroleum wax candles from China to potentially reduce
the antidumping duties on these products.
A Request For An Administrative Review
of the most common avenues to potentially reduce antidumping duties
(AD) is to file a request for an administrative review with the
U.S. Department of Commerce during the "anniversary" month of the
particular AD order. For
the AD order on petroleum wax candles from China, the anniversary
month is August. Thus,
importers and exporters would normally have had to file their requests
during the period of August 1-31, 2001.
The current China-wide AD duty rate on petroleum wax candles
from China is 54.21%.
for "New Shipper"Administrative Reviews in February 2002
importers missed the August 31st filing date, they
may be able to take advantage of a relatively new procedure enacted
into law as a result of GATT negotiations.
This allows "new shippers" to file requests for administrative
reviews at any time with the Department of Commerce.
In general, a new shipper is an exporter or producer that
did not export and is not affiliated with a company that did export
to the U.S. during the original AD investigation.
To simplify, with respect to the AD order on petroleum wax
candles, a new shipper would be an exporter that essentially did
not export to the U.S. in 1986.
Since many Chinese exporters of candles have come into existence
since 1986, they should be able to take advantage of this new shipper
a matter of practice, Commerce will accept reviews of new shipper
petitions, either during the anniversary month of the AD order,
or six months after the anniversary month, depending upon when the
petition is filed. Thus,
the next opportunity for new shippers to file a request with the
Department of Commerce in the AD order on petroleum wax candles
would be February 1-28, 2002.
After a new shipper petition is received, Commerce will then
issue a questionnaire to the exporter and review entries during
the six calendar months that preceded February 2002.
area of antidumping duties is a difficult and a complicated one,
and planning your strategy carefully and well in advance is essential.
Professional advice should be sought with regard to responding
to an antidumping questionnaire.
Our law firm is familiar with antidumping cases from China,
and was 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 have any questions on the issues raised in this newsletter,
please contact Stephen Spraitzar at (415)-288-0427, or at email@example.com.
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