Rebar from Three Countries Subject of New AD/CV Petition
A petition filed Sept. 20 alleges that steel concrete reinforcing bar from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey is being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. market and that rebar from Turkey is also benefitting from countervailable subsidies. Alleged dumping margins are 201.7 percent to 206.17 percent for Japan, 104.3 percent for Taiwan, and 86.12 percent for Turkey.
The product covered by the petition is steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form, regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade. Subject rebar is primarily classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010 and may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6085, 7228.20.1000, and 7228.60.6000.
Specifically excluded from the petition are plain rounds; i.e., non-deformed or smooth rebar.
The Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch AD and/or CV duty and injury investigations, respectively, on this product. There are strict statutory deadlines associated with these proceedings, so affected companies that wish to protect their interests should contact trade counsel as soon as possible.