INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
30 Oct 2018 Preliminary duty
18 Apr 2018 Definitive duty

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 22 Mar 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On March 31, 2017 North American Steel & Wire, Inc. and ISM Enterprises Commodity filed a petition seeking the imposition of antidumping duties on U.S. imports of carton-closing staples from China. These goods are classified under HTS items 8305.20.0000 and 7317.00.6560. The first step in this investigation was the preliminary injury determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which it reached on May 12, 2017.

On October 30, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 13.74 percent for mandatory respondent Shanghai Yueda Nails Co., Ltd. Commerce has preliminarily assigned to the China-wide entity a dumping margin of 58.93 percent, based on adverse facts available.

On March 22, 2018 the Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty investigation of imports of carton-closing staples from China. Commerce determined that exporters from China sold carton-closing staples in the United States at 115.65–263.40 percent less than fair value. As a result of the decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of carton-closing staples based on the final rates.

On April 18, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of carton-closing staples from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determination, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from China.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

429 Other fabricated metal products
7317 Nails, tacks, drawing pins, corrugated nails, staples (other than those of heading 83.05) and similar articles, of iron or steel, whether or not with heads of other material, but excluding such articles with heads of copper.
731700 Nails, tacks, drawing pins, corrugated nails, staples (other than those of heading 83.05) and similar articles, of iron or steel, whether or not with heads of other material, but excluding such articles with heads of copper.
8305 Fittings for looseleaf binders or files, letter clips, letter corners, paper clips, indexing tags and similar office articles, of base metal; staples in strips (for example, for offices, upholstery, packaging), of base metal.
830520 Staples in strips

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