ANNOUNCEMENT 27 May 2009In May 2009, the government of the United States initiated a new anti-subsidy and a new anti-dumping investigation.
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In addition to the sources hyperlinked in the description above, data on the petitioners and their claims were obtained directly from the petition. Several other documents related to the investigation may be reached at http://www.usitc.gov/trade_remedy/731_ad_701_cvd/investigations/2009/pc_strand/prelimphase.htm.
In a vote on September 18, 2015 the U.S. International Trade Commissionrenewed the existing anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders onprestressed concrete steel wire strand from China.
In a petition filed on May 27, 2009, three U.S. firms seek the imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of prestressed concrete steel wire stand imported from China. The petition provides data on the value of imports from these countries in their petition, as well as the alleged levels of dumping and subsidization, but the petitioners deleted these numbers from the public version of the document. According to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), the United States imported $194.3 million worth of this product from China in 2008.
The U.S. Department of Commerce found margins of 42.97-193.55% (dumping) and 8.85-45.85% (subsidy). Orders were issued after the U.S. International Trade Commission reached a final affirmative injury determination on June 10, 2010.
China was being treated as a non-market economy (NME) in this investigation, making it subject to a special investigative methodology under which price comparisons are made not between prices in the United States versus prices in China, but instead between prices in the United States versus prices in another country (known as the 'surrogate'). In this instance the petitioner has requested that India be used as the surrogate country.
This is not the first action brought against imports of prestressed concrete steel wire stand under the trade-remedy laws. In 2003 the same petitioners sought and obtained anti-dumping duties on this product imported from Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, as well as a CVD order on imports from India. Those orders all remain in place. In addition, an AD order has also been in place against imports of this product from Japan since 1978; there are only two other U.S. trade-remedy orders that have been in place longer (i.e., a 1973 AD order against polychloroprene rubber imported from Japan, and a 1977 AD order against pressure sensitive plastic tape imported from Italy).