On March 28, 2017, Petitioners Charter Steel, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., and Nucor Corporation filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties and countervailing duties on imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Belarus, Italy, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, the Republic of South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The merchandise covered by these investigations are certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual 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; or (e) concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products (i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of the following elements: 0.1 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 phosphorous, 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 under investigation are currently classifiable under subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093; 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the HTSUS. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 of the HTSUS also may be included in this scope if they meet the physical description of subject merchandise above. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive.
Division of Charter Manufacturing Co., Inc.
1658 Cold Springs Road
Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc.
4221W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33607
Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.
7000 S.W. Adams Street
Peoria, IL 6164I
1915 Rexford Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Paul C. Rosenthal
KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP
3050 K Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20007
Alan H. Price
WILEY REIN LLP
1776 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
Belarus: 179.07 – 304.94%
Korea: 41.72 – 53.09%
Russia: 216.50 – 821.40%
South Africa: 159.35 – 164.08%
Ukraine: 21.64 – 61.64%
United Arab Emirates: 69.57%
United Kingdom: 88.25%
ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN
Countervailing Duty Petitions issued against Turkey and Italy. Amounts of additional duties unspecified.
For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|Volume (Short Tons)||14,625||79,053||161,451|
|Volume (Short Tons)||12,329||6,857||103,322|
|Volume (Short Tons)||109,026||128,862||101,970|
|Volume (Short Tons)||210,096||259,183||98,497|
|Volume (Short Tons)||35,357||79,999||78,711|
|Volume (Short Tons)||71,380||45,507||51,642|
|Volume (Short Tons)||0||9,059||35,381|
|Volume (Short Tons)||346||246||33,163|
|United Arab Emirates|
|Volume (Short Tons)||53||17,889||22,159|
|Volume (Short Tons)||0||45,605||22,049|
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley.