The US Commerce Department on Tuesday confirmed duties on imports of grain-oriented electrical steel steel from the Czech Republic, after finding specialty steel was being sold too cheaply in the US.
In Commerce’s final decision, GOES imports, used in large and medium-sized electrical power transformers, will face duties from 13.76 to 35.93% – higher than Commerce’s preliminary decision.
ArcelorMittal Frydek-Mistek AS received a final dumping margin of 13.76%. Sujani Enterprises received a final dumping margin of 35.93% based on adverse facts available because it failed to cooperate. All other producers/exporters in the Czech Republic received a final dumping margin of 13.76%.
US-based GOES producers AK Steel and Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) filed the initial complaint with commerce as part of a wide-ranging legal strategy to fight dumping of foreign GOES.