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Ukraine Octg Suspension Agreement

On 10 July 2019, the Agreement suspending the investigation of anti-dumping duties on certain piping products from Ukraine (hereinafter the Agreement). As a result, the Ministry of Commerce (handelsministerium) adopts an anti-dumping duty (AD) decision on certain pipe oilseed products (OCTG) from Ukraine. Commerce launches the suspension of the liquidation and recovery of cash deposits, which is due to begin on 10 July 2019. In addition, trade involves a resignation from the administrative revision of the agreement. On February 6, 2020, the United States and Korea informed the DSB of the procedures agreed under Articles 21 and 22 of the DSU (Sequencing Agreements). Therefore, the parties agreed not to object to the report of a compliance group established under Article 21.5 of the DSU and that if they agreed on arbitration procedures under Article 25 of the DSU for a review of the compliance group report, the parties would amend the agreement accordingly. That Agreement shall expire five years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement, on 10 July 2019. On that date, in the event that the investigation of OCTGs from Ukraine continues in accordance with section 734 (g) of the Act and leads to positive findings, as set out in sections 735 (a) (1) and (b) of the Act, the Ministry or Ministry shall adopt positive conclusions. the International Trade Commission adopted an anti-dumping duty and ordered the suspension of liquidation on the entry of OCTG from Ukraine, in accordance with Section 735(c) of the Act. [13] The U.S. Department of Commerce and Interpipe signed the agreement on July 10, 2014. Its terms were that the agreement would expire on July 10, 2017.

At Interpipe`s request, the contract was extended until 10 July 2018 and then until 10 July 2019. As noted above, the underlying investigation continued in this proceeding, pursuant to Section 734(g) of the Act. Trade made a positive final decision on DA and itC found material injury. [15] Therefore, given the termination of the Agreement and the definitive positive findings of Trade and itC pursuant to Section 735(c)(2) of the Act, Commerce issues an AD Injunction and will order the U.S. Customs and Border Guard Administration (CBP) to suspend the liquidation of relevant goods entering the warehouse or removal from the warehouse. intended for consumption on or after July 10, 2019. These instructions for suspension of liquidation remain in effect until further notice. On July 29, 2019, Korea requested the DSB`s authorization to suspend any concessions or other commitments under Article 22.2 of the DSU, as the United States failed to comply with the DSB`s recommendations and rulings within a reasonable period of time.

On August 8, 2019, the United States challenged Korea`s proposed suspension of concessions pursuant to Article 22.6 of the DSU. On 10 September 2018, Commerce opened an administrative review of the agreement for the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. [14] As the agreement expires on July 10, 2019, there is no longer an agreement to conduct an administrative review.. . . .

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Posted: 10/13/2021

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