February 10, 2009
January 2009 was the month in which interested parties could request reviews of Chinese exporters in the anti-dumping order of wooden bedroom furniture (WBF). Now that January has closed, the Department of Commerce will proceed with its review.
The American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade (“AFMC”) and Vaughn-Bassett Furniture Company, Inc. made a request in January for a review of 183 Chinese exporters of WBF. Many of the named Chinese exporters received a Section “A” rate in the previous administrative review.
We expect Commerce to issue instructions shortly about the products involved in Chinese exporters applying for a Section “A” rate and the re-certification procedures for exporters who have previously received a Section “A” rate. It is important that all applications for Section “A” rate or requests for re-certification be complete and filed timely.
Section A applications have increasingly become more complicated since they were first introduced by Commerce during the initial investigation of WBF. These applications are also being given more intense scrutiny by Commerce, as well as by petitioners. Because of the increasing complexity of Section A applications, it is highly advisable that expert legal counsel specializing in antidumping law assist your foreign supplier in completing a request for Section A treatment. In addition, expert counsel can provide advice on other, complicated legal issues that can evolve from responses to the Section A questionnaire.
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If you have any questions on the issues raised in this newsletter, please contact Stephen Spraitzar at (415) 288-0427 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Spraitzar is an attorney with the Law Offices of George R. Tuttle in San Francisco.
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