INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
19 Dec 2017 Definitive duty
21 Nov 2017 Preliminary duty
28 Mar 2017 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Anti-dumping

On March 28, 2017 a group of firms (Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., Charter Steel and Nucor Corporation) filed petitions seeking the imposition of antidumping duties on carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. These goods are classified under HTS items 7213.91.30, 7213.91.45, 7213.99.00, 7227.20.00, and 7227.90.60.

The first step in this investigation was the May 11, 2017 preliminary injury determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

On November 21, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, the Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates. In the Belarus investigation, Commerce found that the sole mandatory respondent, Byelorussian Steel Works (BSW) is not entitled to a separate rate, and assigned the Belarus-wide entity a dumping margin of 280.02 percent based on adverse facts available due to BSW’s failure to respond to certain sections of Commerce’s questionnaire. In the Russia investigation, Commerce found that the mandatory respondents, Abinsk Electric Steel Works Ltd. and JSC NLMK-Ural, were dumping at dumping margins of 756.93 percent, based on adverse facts available, because the respondents failed to provide responses to questionnaires issued by Commerce. Commerce established a dumping margin of 436.80 percent for all other producers and exporters of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Russia. In the UAE investigation, Commerce found that mandatory respondent Emirates Steel Industries PJSC was dumping at a dumping margin of 84.10 percent based on adverse facts available due to the respondent’s failure to provide responses to the questionnaire issued by Commerce. Commerce established a dumping margin of 84.10 percent for all other producers and exporters of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from the UAE. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect cash deposits equal to the applicable final weighted-average dumping rates. Since Commerce also found that critical circumstances exist in the Russia investigation with respect to all exporters/producers, Commerce will instruct CBP to impose the required cash deposit rates retroactively on all entries of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Russia effective 90 days prior to publication of the preliminary determination in the Federal Register.

On December 19, 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from Belarus, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates.

On January 9, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from South Africa and Ukraine. In the South Africa investigation, Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 142.26 percent for the collapsed entity composed of ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited, Scaw South Africa (Pty) Ltd. (also known as Scaw Metals Group), and Consolidated Wire Industries, based on adverse facts available due to its failure to respond to Commerce’s request for information. Davsteel Division of Cape Gate (Pty) Ltd., the other mandatory respondent, was found to have no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of investigation. All other producers/exporters in South Africa have been assigned a dumping rate of 135.46 percent. In the Ukraine investigation, Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 44.03 percent to ArcelorMittal Steel Kryvyi Rih OJSC and Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC) Yenakiieve Steel based on adverse facts available due to their failure to fully cooperate in the investigation. Duferco S.A. was found to have no sales of subject merchandise during the period of investigation and Commerce determined not to further examine Duferco as a part of this investigation. All other producers/exports in Ukraine have been assigned a dumping rate of 34.98 percent. Upon publication of the final affirmative AD determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits equal to the applicable final weighted-average dumping rates.

On February 16, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from South Africa and Ukraine. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, the Department of Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from South Africa and Ukraine. The commission also made a negative finding concerning critical circumstances with regard to imports of this product from South Africa.  As a result, imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from South Africa will not be subject to retroactive antidumping duties.

On March 20, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations. Upon publication of the final affirmative AD determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect antidumping duty cash deposits equal to the applicable final weighted-average dumping rates.

In the Italy AD investigation, Commerce calculated a final dumping rate of 12.41 percent for Ferriere Nord S.p.A. Commerce assigned a rate of 18.89 percent, based on adverse facts available, to Ferriera Valsider S.p.A., due to its failure to respond to Commerce’s request for information. All other producers/exporters in Italy have also been assigned a final dumping rate of 12.41 percent, as this is the only weighted average dumping margin calculated for an individually examined respondent in this proceeding.

In the Korea AD investigation, Commerce calculated a final dumping rate of 41.10 percent for POSCO. All other producers/exporters in Korea have been assigned a final dumping rate of 41.10 percent.

In the Spain AD investigation, Commerce calculated a final dumping rate of 11.08 percent for Global Steel Wire S.A., CELSA Atlantic S.A., and Compania Espanola de Laminacion and assigned a final dumping rate of 32.64 percent to ArcelorMittal Espana S.A., based on adverse facts available due to its failure to fully cooperate in the investigation. All other producers/exporters in Spain have been assigned a final dumping rate of 11.08 percent.

In the Turkey AD investigation, Commerce calculated a final dumping rate of 4.74 percent for Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. and a final dumping rate of 7.94 percent Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. All other producers/exporters in Turkey have been assigned a final dumping rate of 6.34 percent.

In the United Kingdom AD investigation, Commerce assigned a final dumping rate of 147.63 percent to British Steel Limited and to Longs Steel UK Limited, based on adverse facts available due to their failure to fully cooperate in the investigation. All other producers/exporters in the United Kingdom have been assigned a final dumping rate of 147.63 percent.

On May 1, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom that Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7213 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron or nonalloy steel.
721391 Of circular crosssection measuring less than 14 mm in diameter
721399 Other
7227 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of other alloy steel.
722720 Of silicomanganese steel
722790 Other

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