Commerce self-initiates first multi-country circumvention probe

August 15, 2019

Editor’s note: The Chinese are working hard to circumvent the tariffs by trans-shipping through other countries. Wilbur Ross and the Department of Commerce are responding. 

The Commerce Department on Wednesday announced it is self-initiating a first-of-its-kind probe of whether corrosion-resistant steel products from several countries is circumventing U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties.

[August 14, 2019 | InsideTrade.com]

The investigation will involve CORE products made with “with substrate from China or Taiwan, completed in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Malaysia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)” and then exported to the U.S., Commerce said in an Aug. 14 statement.

Wednesday’s action marks the first time the agency has self-initiated circumvention inquiries “based on its own monitoring of trade patterns, and the first self-initiation of multi-country circumvention inquiries,” the statement continues....

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