Ripe Olives from Spain

On June 21, the Coalition for Fair Trade in Ripe Olives (Musco Family Olive Company and Bell-Carter Foods) filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on imports of ripe olives from Spain.

Petitioners have requested AD duties ranging from 84 percent to 232 percent – as well as CVD duties to offset subsidies.

The products covered by this Petition are certain processed olives, usually referred to as “ripe olives”. The subject merchandise includes all colors of olives; all shapes and sizes of olives, whether pitted or not pitted, and whether whole, sliced, chopped, minced, wedged, broken, or otherwise reduced in size; all types of packaging, whether for consumer (retail) or institutional (food service) sale, and whether canned or packaged in glass, metal, plastic, multi-layered airtight containers (including pouches), or otherwise; and all manners of preparation and preservation, whether low acid or acidified, stuffed or not stuffed, with or without flavoring and/or saline solution, and including in ambient, refrigerated, or frozen conditions.

Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber (low melt PSF) from Korea and Taiwan

On June 21, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, filed AD petitions on imports of Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber (low melt PSF) from Korea and Taiwan.

Petitioner has requested AD duties of:

  • Korea – 32.95 percent to 45.84 percent.
  • Taiwan – 30.24 percent to 62.52 percent.

The merchandise subject to this proceeding is synthetic staple fibers, not carded or combed, specifically bi-component polyester fibers having a polyester fiber component that melts at a lower temperature than the other polyester fiber component, used for bonding fibers together (low melt PSF). The scope includes bi-component polyester staple fibers of any denier or cut length. The subject merchandise may be coated, usually with a finish or dye, or not coated.

Certain Tapered Roller Bearings from Korea

On June 28, The Timken Company filed an AD petition on imports of certain tapered roller bearings from Korea.

Petitioner has requested AD duties as high as 143 percent.

The scope of this investigation covers certain tapered roller bearings with a nominal outside cup diameter of eight inches and under, regardless of type of steel, whether of inch or metric size, and whether made of through-hardened steel or case hardened (case-carburized) steel.

Certain tapered roller bearings include: finished cup and cone assemblies entering as a set, finished cone assemblies entering separately, and finished parts (cups, cones, and tapered rollers). Certain tapered roller bearings are sold individually as sets (cup and cone assembly), as a cone assembly, as a finished cup, or packaged as a kit with one or several tapered roller bearings, a seal, and grease.