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The US Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined an antidumping (AD) margin of 2.59pc on Taiwanese carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) exporters. 


The department announced on Dec 31, 2019 that this margin was assigned on CTL plates exported from Taiwan to the US between November 14, 2016 and April 30, 2018.


Commerce reviewed 19 Taiwanese exporters and chose two companies—China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Shang Chen Steel Co., Ltd. (SCS)—for individual examination during its preliminary assessment on AD margins. Moreover, Commerce received a rebuttal brief from SCS and determined no shipments for CSC.


After reviewing comments made by interested parties, Commerce announced it will not makw changes to the weighted-average dumping margins for SCS from its preliminary results. However, the agency made certain changes to SCS’s reported entered value. 


The 2.59pc charge assigned by Commerce for all 19 exporters is based on the AD rate calculated for SCS, the department said.


Additionally, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of Taiwanese CTL in accordance with the final results of this review in the future, Commerce said in its final ruling.

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