On February 21, 2019, Petitioner Vulcan Steel Products, Inc. filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The merchandise covered by the scope of these investigations is carbon and alloy steel threaded rod. Steel threaded rod is certain threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon or alloy steel, having a solid, circular cross section of any diameter, in any straight length. Steel threaded rod is normally drawn, cold-rolled, threaded, and straightened, or it may be hot-rolled. In addition, the steel threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to these investigations are non-headed and threaded along greater than 25 percent of their total actual length. A variety of finishes or coatings, such as plain oil finish as a temporary rust protectant, zinc coating (i.e., galvanized, whether by electroplating or hot-dipping), paint, epoxy, and other similar finishes and coatings, may be applied to the merchandise.
Steel threaded rod is normally produced to American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) specifications ASTM A36, ASTM A193 B7/B7m, ASTM A193 B16, ASTM A307, ASTM A320 L7/L7M, ASTM A320 L43, ASTM A354 BC and BD, ASTM A449, ASTM F1554-36, ASTM F1554-55, ASTM F1554 Grade 105, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (“ASME”) specification ASME B18.31.3, and American Petroleum Institute (“API”) specification API 20E. All steel threaded rod meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of these investigations, whether or not produced according to a particular standard.
Subject merchandise includes material matching the above description that has been finished, assembled, or packaged in a third country, including by cutting, chamfering, coating, or painting the threaded rod, by attaching the threaded rod to, or packaging it with, another product, or any other finishing, assembly, or packaging operation that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the threaded rod.
Carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are also included in the scope of this investigation whether or not imported attached to, or in conjunction with, other parts and accessories such as nuts and washers. If carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, such non-subject merchandise, only the threaded rod is included in the scope.
Excluded from the scope of these investigations are: (1) threaded rod, bar, or studs which are threaded only on one or both ends and the threading covers 25 percent or less of the total actual length; and (2) stainless steel threaded rod, defined as steel threaded rod containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements.
Excluded from the scope of the antidumping investigation on steel threaded rod from the People’s Republic of China is any merchandise covered by the existing antidumping order on Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 Fed. Reg. 17,154 (Dep’t Commerce Apr. 14, 2009).
Steel threaded rod is currently classifiable under subheadings 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, and 7318.15.5090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheading 7318.15.2095 and 7318.19.0000 of the HTSUS. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive.
Vulcan Steel Products Inc.
10 Crosscreek Trail
Pelham, AL 35124
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Roger B. Schagrin
900 Seventh Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001
For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
|Petition Filed||February 21, 2019|
|DOC Initiation||March 13, 2019|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||March 7, 2019|
|Request to appear at hearing||March 11, 2019|
|Hearing||March 14, 2019|
|Briefs||March 19, 2019|
|ITC Vote||April 8, 2019|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||July 31, 2019|
|DOC Preliminary CVD Determination||May 17, 2019|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||October 14, 2019|
|DOC Final CVD Determination||July 31, 2019|
|ITC Final Determination||November 28, 2019|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
China: 53.57% – 55.60%
India: 25.43% – 28.34%
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
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