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AD/CV Case Update: Mechanical Tubing, Steel Wire Rod

Friday, May 12, 2017
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Mechanical Tubing. The International Trade Administration has initiated antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Germany, Italy, India, Korea, and Switzerland. Alleged dumping margins are 87.58 percent to 186.89 percent for China, 77.7 percent to 209.06 percent for Germany, 33.80 percent for India, 37.08 percent to 68.95 percent for Italy, 12.00 percent to 48.00 percent for Korea, and 38.02 percent to 52.21 percent for Switzerland. In addition, the petitioners allege 34 subsidy programs in China and 32 in India.

The International Trade Commission will issue its preliminary injury determinations by June 4. If these determinations are affirmative the ITA’s preliminary determinations will be due by July 14 (CV) and Sept. 26 (AD).

Steel Wire Rod. The ITC will hold a public meeting May 18 to vote in its sunset review of the AD duty order on stainless steel wire rod from India. If this vote is affirmative the order will be continued for five years; otherwise, it will be revoked.

Separately, the ITC has made preliminary affirmative AD injury determinations on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom and preliminary affirmative CV injury determinations on such goods from Italy and Turkey. As a result, the ITA will continue its AD and CV duty investigations, with preliminary determinations due by June 21 (CV) and
Sept. 5 (AD).

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