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Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations on Imports of
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod
from Germany, the People’s Republic of China, and Turkey
On December 1, the Department of Commerce announced its decision to initiate
antidumping duty investigations on
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the People’s
Republic of China (PRC), Germany, and Turkey.
Next Steps: The International
Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determinations
on or about December 27. If the ITC determines that there is a reasonable
indication that imports from these countries are injuring or threatening
material injury to the domestic industry, the investigations will continue
and the Department will make its preliminary antidumping duty determinations
in April 2006. If
the ITC makes negative preliminary injury determinations, the investigations
will be terminated.
Petitioners: The petitions requesting
these investigations were filed by Connecticut
Steel Corporation (CT); Gerdau AmeriSteel U.S., Inc. (FL); Keystone Steel
& Wire Company (IL); ISG
Georgetown, Inc. (Mittal
Steel U.S.A. Georgetown) (SC);
and Rocky Mountain Steel Mills (CO).
Product Description: The merchandise
subject to the scopes of these investigations is certain hot-rolled products
of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately circular cross
section, 4.75 mm or more, but less than 19.00 mm, in solid cross-sectional
diameter. Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted
physical characteristics and meeting the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of
the United States (HTSUS) definitions for (a) stainless steel; (b) tool
steel; (c) high nickel steel; (d) ball bearing steel; and (e) concrete
reinforcing bars. Also excluded are free machining steel products (i.e.,
products that contain by weight one or more of the following elements:
0.03 percent or more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent
or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorus, more than 0.05
percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium).
All products meeting the physical description of subject merchandise
that are not specifically excluded are included in this scope. The products
are currently classifiable under subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015,
7213.91.3092, 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7213.99.0090,
7227.20.0000, and 7227.90.6050 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings
are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description
of the scope is dispositive.
Initiated Dumping Margins:
* These deadlines may be extended under the governing statute.
** This will take place only in the event of a final affirmative determination by the Department of Commerce.
*** This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determination by both the Department and the ITC.
Source: USITC Dataweb
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