Background

A petition filed March 9 alleges that phosphor copper from Korea is being sold at less than fair value. This product is used primarily to manufacture copper tubing and phosphor copper brazing rods by brazing rod manufacturers and is also used by brass mills and foundries and in products that are produced by copper and brass melting.

The product covered by this petition is master alloys of copper containing five percent or more of phosphorus by weight, regardless of form (including shot, pellet, waffle, ingot or nugget) and regardless of size or weight. Subject merchandise consists predominantly of copper and may contain other elements, including to iron, lead or tin, in small amounts (up to one percent by weight). Merchandise covered by this petition is currently classified under HTSUS 7405.00.1000. 

The Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch AD 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.

For more information contact Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965 or Mark Ludwikowski at (202) 730-4967.

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