US DOC rules Taiwanese wire hangers were dumped

Friday, 12 October 2012 01:53:51 (GMT+3)   -  
SteelOrbis News

On Wednesday, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determination in the antidumping (AD) duty investigation of imports of steel wire garment hangers Taiwan.

Commerce determined that producers/exporters from Taiwan have sold steel wire garment hangers in the United States at dumping margins ranging from 69.98 to 125.43 percent.

Mandatory respondent Golden Canyon Ltd. received a final dumping margin of 69.98 percent. Mandatory respondent Taiwan Hanger Manufacturing Co., Ltd received a final dumping margin of 125.43 percent, which is based on adverse facts available because it did not respond to the questionnaire. All other producers/exporters from Taiwan received a final dumping margin of 69.98 percent.

The petitioners for this investigation are: M&B Metal Products Company, Inc. (Leeds, Alabama); Innovative Fabrication LLC/ Indy Hanger (Indianapolis, Indiana); and US Hanger Company, LLC (Gardena, California).

Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the following categories of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): HTSUS 7323.99.9060, 7323.99.9080, and 7326.20.0020). Some HTSUS subheadings include basket categories and may cover both subject and non-subject merchandise.

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its final determination on or before November 23, 2012.

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