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US Govt Slaps Antidumping and Countervailing Duties to China and Mexico for Magnesia Carbon Refractory Brick Imports

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6-Aug-2010
Magnesia Carbon Bricks
On July 27th 2010, US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CAD) investigations on imports of magnesia carbon (MgO-C) refractory bricks from China and Mexico. According to its reports, US DoC determined that producers and exporters from China and Mexico have sold Mag Carbon bricks in the United States at margins ranging from 128.1% to 236% and 57.9%, respectively. It also determined that producers and exporters from China have received net countervailable subsidies ranging from 24.24% to 253.87%. In the AD investigations, the Chinese mandatory respondent RHI Refractories Liaoning Co Limited received a final dumping rate of 128.1%. Another thirteen Chinese producers or exporters qualified for a separate rate of 128.1%. All other Chinese producers or exporters of magnesia carbon bricks received the China wide dumping rate of 236% based on the application of adverse facts available as the China wide entity did not cooperate with Commerce's requests for information. The Mexican respondent RHI Refmex SA de CV received a final dumping rate of 57.9%. All other Mexican producers or exporters received a final dumping rate of 57.9%. In the CVD investigation, Chinese mandatory respondent, the Mayerton Companies (Dalian Mayerton Refractories Co Limited and Liaoning Mayerton Refractories Co Limited) received a net subsidy rate of 253.87%, based on the application of adverse facts available as it failed to cooperate with Commerce's requests for information. The other mandatory respondent, the RHI Companies (RHI Refractories Liaoning Co Limited RHI Refractories (Dalian) Co Limited and Liaoning RHI Jinding Magnesia Co Limited), received a net subsidy rate of 24.24%. All other Chinese producers or exporters received a net subsidy rate of 24.24%. As a result of the final AD determinations, US Department of Commerce will instruct US Customs and Border Protection to collect a cash deposit or bond on imports of Mag Carbon (MgO-C) refractory bricks based on the final AD rates. As a result of the affirmative final CVD determination (which follows a negative preliminary determination).US DoC will instruct US Customs and Border Protection to collect a cash deposit or bond on all imports of Magnesia Carbon refractory bricks based on the final CVD rates. The petitioner for these investigations is Resco Products Inc.

The products covered by these investigations are magnesia carbon bricks which are a type of refractory brick used in kilns and furnaces for the production of iron and steel. The merchandise subject to these investigations consist of chemically bonded (resin or pitch) magnesia carbon bricks with a magnesia component of at least 70% magnesia by weight, and with carbon levels ranging from trace amounts to 30 percent by weight. 
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The products covered by these investigations are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under the categories: 6902.10.10.00, 6902.10.50.00, 6815.91.00.00, 6815.99.2000 and 6815.99.4000. Mule the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. Commerce's written description of the subject merchandise governs the scope of these investigations. Imports of certain magnesia carbon refractory bricks from China were valued at an estimated 38.1 million USD in 2009 while values of the same products from Mexico in 2009 were around 9.4 million USD.
Source: US Bureau of Census    
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