On July 27, 2018, the Secretariat of Foreign Trade ("SECEX") initiated two sunset reviews according to SECEX Circulars No. 30 and 32 published in the Brazilian Federal Official Gazette ("D.O.U.").

SECEX Circular No. 30/2018 initiated a sunset review on antidumping duties applied on Brazilian imports of stainless steel seam pipes, grades 304 and 316 austenitic stainless steels with a circular cross-section and outer diameter equal to or more than 6 millimeters (1/4 inch) and less than 2032.00 millimeters (80 inches), a thickness of 0,40 millimeters or more but not exceeding 12,70  millimeters (Mercosur Common Nomenclature – NCM 7306.40.00 and 7306.90.20) originating from China and Taiwan.

Additionally, SECEX Circular No. 32/2018 initiated a sunset review on antidumping duties applied on Brazilian imports of new rubber car tires, of radial construction, series 65 and 70, with 13 and 14 inch rims, and bands 165, 175 and 185 (Mercosur Common Nomenclature – NCM 4011.10.00) originating from China.

Any interested third party may request participation in the process within 20 days of the publication in the D.O.U. In addition, exporters, importers and domestic producers already identified by the authority will receive a questionnaire which must be answered within 30 days. It is presumed that national interested parties will be notified within 5 (five) and international parties within 10 (ten) days after the mailing of the documents by the Department of Commercial Defense ("DECOM").

The antidumping duty currently applied on the abovementioned products will be in force until the end of the sunset review, which should occur within 10 months, extendible for a further 2 months.

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