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AD Duty Deposits to be Required for Steel Wire Rod from China

Thursday, September 04, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration announced Sept. 2 a preliminary affirmative dumping determination on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from China. Preliminary dumping margins range from 106.19 percent to 110.25 percent.

In addition, the ITA has preliminary determined that critical circumstances exist with respect to imports of such goods from all exporters except three. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require AD cash deposits at the above rates on any unliquidated entries of subject merchandise from such exporters that is entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after the date that is 90 days prior to the date this preliminary determination is published in the Federal Register.

The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately circular cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. These products are currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093; 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030 and 7227.90.6035. Products entered under HTSUS subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 also may be included if they meet the physical description above.

Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above characteristics and meeting the HTSUS definitions for stainless steel, tool steel, high nickel steel, ball bearing steel or 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 phosphorus, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium.

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