US DOC announces preliminary AD margins in rebar trade case
On March 1, 2017, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of rebar imports from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey and released preliminary dumping rates:
|Country||Exporter/Producer||Preliminary AD Rates|
|Japan||Jonan Steel Corporation||209.46%|
|Japan||Kyoei Steel Ltd.||209.46%|
|Taiwan||Power Steel Co.||3.48%|
|Taiwan||Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works||29.47%|
The petitioners in the investigation are the Rebar Trade Action Coalition and its individual members: Byer Steel Group, Inc., Commercial Metals Company, Gerdau Long Steel North America, Nucor, and Steel Dynamics, Inc.
The DOC is scheduled to announce its final determinations on or about May 16, 2017, for Japan and Turkey, and July 6, 2017, for Taiwan. The ITC is scheduled to make its final injury determinations in June 2017 for Japan and Turkey, and in August 2017 for Taiwan.
The subject merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) primarily under item numbers 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010. The subject merchandise may also enter under other HTSUS numbers including 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7221.00.0017, 7221.00.0018, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6030, 7227.90.6035, 7227.90.6040, 7228.20.1000, and 7228.60.6000.