Commerce recalculates duties on Chinese television imports
The U.S. Commerce Department has amended the dumping margins to be used as the basis for antidumping duties imposed on imports of Chinese-made color televisions.
The imposition of antidumping duties equal to dumping margins requires final determinations of injury from both the Commerce Department and International Trade Commission.
The Commerce Department said it also amended the final dumping margins because of “several small unintentional errors calculating those margins for the final determination.” Some amended margins are slightly higher and some are slightly lower than the originals, the department added.
The revised dumping margins are:
* Konka Group Co. Ltd. — 9.69 percent.
* Sichuan Changhong Electric Co. Ltd. — 26.37 percent.
* TCL Holding Co. Ltd. — 21.25 percent.
* Xiamen Overseas Chinese Electronic Co. Ltd. — 5.22 percent.
* All others — 22.94 percent.
* China-wide — 78.45 percent.
The Commerce Department described dumping as the sale of an exported commodity at a price below the home-market or a third-country price, or below the cost of production. The dumping margin is the price difference expressed as a percentage of the export price.
In a separate May 14 ruling, the Commerce Department made a preliminary determination that U.S. aluminum plate imports from South Africa were dumped on the American market and calculated a dumping margin of 4.33 percent.
The department is scheduled to make a final determination in the South African aluminum plate import case by July 27. The ITC’s final rule is due by Sept. 10.
According to the Commerce Department, the U.S. companies imported about $30 million of aluminum plate from South Africa.