The Department of Commerce announced Oct. 19 that Belarus continues to be a non-market economy country under U.S. antidumping law and will therefore continue to be treated as an NME for purposes of calculating dumping margins in AD duty cases. Belarus requested that the DOC reexamine its status as an NME in the context of changed circumstances reviews of the AD duty orders on steel concrete reinforcing bars and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus. However, the DOC said it confirmed that status “based on an objective, fact-based analysis of six statutory factors.”

Other countries currently designated as NMEs are Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

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