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PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STEEL WIRE STRAND FROM ARGENTINA, COLOMBIA, EGYPT, INDONESIA, ITALY, MALAYSIA, NETHERLANDS, SAUDI ARABIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, TAIWAN, TUNISIA, TURKEY, UKRAINE, AND UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Argentina, Egypt, Colombia, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”):  Turkey

II.  Product:

The merchandise covered by these petitions is prestressed concrete steel wire strand (“PC strand”), produced from wire of nonstainless, non-galvanized steel, which is suitable for use in prestressed concrete (both pretensioned and post-tensioned) applications.  The product definition encompasses covered and uncovered strand and all types, grades, and diameters of PC strand.  PC strand is normally sold in the United States in sizes ranging from 0.25 inches to 0.70 inches in diameter.  PC strand made from galvanized wire is only excluded from the scope if the zinc and/or zinc oxide coating meets or exceeds the 0.40 oz./ft2 standard set forth in ASTM-A-475.

III.  HTS classifications:

The PC strand subject to this order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

IV.  Date of Filing: April 16, 2020

V.  Petitioners: Insteel Wire Products Company, Sumiden Wire Products Corporation, and Wire Mesh Corporation

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters:

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VII.  US Importers named:

 Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margins (No CVD Rate Listed):

Argentina: 60.40%

Colombia: 85.95%

Egypt: 29.91%

Italy: 30.61%

Netherlands: 30.86%

South Africa: 155.10%

Spain: 38.57%

Taiwan: 23.89%

UAE: 174.46%

Saudi Arabia: 194.40%

Turkey: 53.65%

Indonesia: 72.28%

Ukraine: 17.7-53.83%

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: May 7, 2020.

B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is June 25, 2020; CVD is May 6, 2020.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD/CVD investigations.

C.  Volume and Value of Imports:

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D.  List of Alleged Subsidy Programs:

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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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