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For Immediate Release: June 19, 2006


Final Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Imports of
Metal Calendar Slides from Japan

On June 19, the Department of Commerce announced its final determination in the antidumping duty investigation on imports of Metal Calendar Slides from Japan. We found that Japanese producers/exporters have sold metal calendar slides in the U.S. market at less than fair value with a margin of 3.02 percent. As a result of this final determination, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect a cash deposit or bond at the rate of the final margin on imports of merchandise subject to this investigation.

Next Steps: The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its final injury determination on or before August 2. Should the ITC make an affirmative final determination that imports from Japan materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, the Department will issue an antidumping duty order and instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits on imports of subject merchandise. If the ITC makes a negative determination, the investigation will be terminated and no order will be issued.

Petitioners: The petition requesting this investigation was filed by Stuebing Automatic Machine Company, located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Product Description: The merchandise covered in this investigation is “V” and/or “U” shaped metal calendar slides manufactured from cold-rolled steel sheets, whether or not left in black form, tin plated or finished as tin free steel (TFS), typically with a thickness from 0.19 mm to 0.23 mm, typically in lengths from 152 mm to 915 mm, typically in widths from 12 mm to 29 mm when the slide is lying flat and before the angle is pressed into the slide (although they are not typically shipped in this “flat” form), that are typically either primed to protect the outside of the slide against oxidization or coated with a colored enamel or lacquer for decorative purposes, whether or not stacked, and excluding paper and plastic slides. Metal calendar slides are typically provided with either a plastic attached hanger or eyelet to hang and bind calendars, posters, maps or charts, or the hanger can be stamped form the metal body of the slide itself. These metal calendar slides are believed to be classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 7326.90.1000 (Other articles of iron and steel: Forged or stamped; but not further worked: Other: Of tinplate). This HTSUS number is provided for convenience and U.S. Customs and Border Protection purposes. The written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.


Final Dumping Margin :




Nishiyama Kinzoku Co., Ltd.


All Others Rate



Case Calendar:


Petition Filed 29-Jun-05
DOC Initiation Date 19-Jul-05
ITC Preliminary Determination 15-Aug-05
DOC Preliminary Determination 25-Jan-06
DOC Final Determination 16-Jun-06
ITC Final Determination 2-Aug-06
Issuance of Order* 9-Aug-06

* This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations by both the Department and the ITC.


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Source: Port Import Export Reporting Services (PIERS); there are no public 2005 import stats on the record.