The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) last week voted to maintain antidumping duties on non-oriented electrical steel.
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USITC rules in five-year sunset review on antidumping duties
The USITC conducted a five-year sunset review of antidumping duties on non-oriented electrical steel (NOES). The review covered imports from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden and Taiwan.
Manufacturers use NOES in such applications as electric generators and motors.
Last week, the USITC said revoking the duties would likely result in “continuation or recurrence of material injury.”
Furthermore, the UISTC opted to maintain existing countervailing duties on imports from China and Taiwan.
Per the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, the Department of Commerce must revoke an antidumping duty or countervailing duty order after five years unless doing so would lead to “continuation or recurrence of dumping or subsidies” and “of material injury … within a reasonably foreseeable time.”
The USITC initiated the review process Nov. 1, 2019.
However, the initial investigation began in 2013 after AK Steel filed petitions with the Department of Commerce and USITC.