Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Ten Countries Filed March 28, 2017

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Belarus, Italy, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, the Republic of South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”) : Belarus, Italy, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, the Republic of South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom;

II. Product: The imported merchandise that Petitioners intend to cover in these investigations is described as follows:

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.

III. HTS classifications: The products under investigation are currently classifiable under subheadings 1213.91.3011, 1213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093; 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 1227.20.0030, 7227 .20.0080, 1221 .90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 1221.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the HTSUS. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 1227.90.6090 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.

IV. Date of Filing: March 28, 2017

V. Petitioners: Gerdau Arneristeel US Inc., Nucor Corporation, Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., and Charter Steel

VI. Foreign Producers/Exporters

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VII. US Importers named.

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VIII. Alleged Dumping Margins:

• Belrus: 179.07% - 304.94%;

• Italy: 26.36%;

• The Republic of Korea: 41.72% - 53.09%;

• The Russian Federation: 216.50% - 821.40%;

• The Republic of South Africa:159.35% - 164.08%;

• Spain: 32.64%;

• Turkey: 45.10%;

• Ukraine:21.64% - 61.64%;

• United Arab Emirates: 69.57%;

• The United Kingdom: 88.25%;

No CVD Margins listed.

IX. Comments:

A. Projected date of ITC Preliminary Injury Conference: April 18, 2017.

B. The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the CVD duty is April 17, 2017;

C. The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD duty is June 6, 2017.  Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule of the AD and CVD investigations.

D. Volume and Value of Imports:

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If you have questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise, or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.


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