On April 27, 2023, American Brass Rod Fair Trade Coalition (“Coalition”), Mueller Brass Co. (“Mueller”) and Wieland Chase LLC (“Wieland”) (collectively, “Petitioners”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of brass rod from Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, and South Korea, as well as the imposition of countervailing duties on imports of brass rod from India, Israel, and South Korea.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The following language describes the imported merchandise that Petitioner intends to be included in the scope of these investigations:
The products covered by these petitions are brass rod, which is defined as leaded, low-lead and no-lead solid brass made from alloys such as, but not limited to: Alloys C36000, C37700, C3700, C36300, C27450, C69300, C35300, C34500, C67600, C35330, C48500, and C67300, and their international equivalents. The brass rod subject to these orders has a cross-section greater than one quarter of one inch (0.25 inches) outside diameter but less than or equal to 12 inches outside diameter. Brass rod cross-sections may be round, hexagonal, square, or octagonal shapes as well as special profiles (e.g., angles, shapes). Standard leaded brass rod covered by the scope contains, by weight, 57.0 – 65.0 percent copper; 1.5 – 3.0 percent lead; no more than 0.35 percent iron; and at least 15 percent zinc. No-lead or low-lead brass rod covered by the scope contains by weight 59.0- 76.0 percent copper; 0 – 1.5 percent lead; no more than 0.35 percent iron; and at least 15 percent zinc. Brass rod may also include other elements. Brass rod is covered by these petitions whether it is finished or unfinished. Brass rod may be produced in accordance with ASTM Bl 6, ASTM B124, ASTM B981, ASTM B371, ASTM B453, ASTM B21, ASTM B138, and ASTM B927, but such conformity to an ASTM standard is not required for the merchandise to be included within the scope. Brass rod is produced by melting and casting into billets or strand casting into rod. Brass rod may or may not be heated, extruded, pickled, or cold-drawn.
The merchandise covered by these petitions is currently classifiable under subheading 7407 .21.9000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to the scope may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7403.21.0000, 7407.21.1500, 7407.21.3000, 7407.21.5000, and 7407.21.7000. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the petitions is dispositive.
Mueller Brass Co.
President Brass and Aluminum
Mueller Industries, Inc.
125 Runnels St.
Port Huron, MI 48060
Wieland Chase LLC
Vice President, Commercial
14212 Selwyn Drive
Montpelier, OH 43543
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Cassidy Levy Kent (USA) LLP
900 19th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, Dc 20006
For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
The named importers are confidential.
|Petition Filed||April 27, 2023|
|DOC Initiation||May 17, 2023|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||May 11, 2023|
|Request to appear at hearing||May 16, 2023|
|Hearing||May 18, 2023|
|Briefs||May 23, 2023|
|ITC Vote||June 11, 2023|
|DOC Investigation Schedule:|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||October 4, 2023|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||December 18, 2023|
|DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination||July 21, 2023|
|DOC Final Countervailing Determination||October 4, 2023|
|ITC Final Investigation:|
|ITC Final AD Determination||February 1, 2024|
|ITC Final CVD Determination||November 18, 2023|
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
For imports of subject merchandise data please see Attachment II.