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Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From 9 Countries Hit With Anti-Dumping Duties

Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From 9 Countries Hit With Anti-Dumping Duties

The Department of Commerce placed preliminary anti-dumping duties on imports of carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from nine countries. Some of the tariffs were as high as 130.63%.

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Anti-dumping laws provides U.S. businesses and workers with a transparent, quasi-judicial, and internationally accepted mechanism to seek relief from the market-distorting effects caused by injurious dumping of imports.

Austria

In the Austria investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that dumping has occurred by the sole mandatory respondent Bohler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG, Bohler Bleche GmbH & Co KG, Bohler International GmbH, Voestalpine Grobblech GmbH, and Voestalpine Steel Service Center GmbH (collectively, Voestalpine) at a preliminary dumping margin of 41.97%.

As Voestalpine is the only respondent for which the Department calculated a company-specific rate, for purposes of determining the “all others” rate, Commerce used the estimated weighted-average dumping margin calculated for Voestalpine. Therefore, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping margin of 41.97% for all other producers/exporters in Austria.

Belgium

In the Belgium investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that dumping has occurred by mandatory respondents Industeel Belgium S.A. and NLMK Clabecq S.A., NLMK Plate Sales S.A., .NLMK Sales Europe S.A., NLMK Manage Steel Center S.A., and NLMK La Louvier S.A. (collectively, NLMK Belgium) at preliminary dumping margins of 2.41% and 8.98%, respectively. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping margin of 8.50% for all other producers/exporters in Belgium.

China

In the China investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that the sole mandatory respondent, Jiangyin Xingcheng Special Steel Works Co., Ltd., is not eligible for a rate separate from the China-wide entity. Additionally, Commerce preliminarily established a preliminary dumping margin of 68.27%, as adverse facts available, for the China-wide entity’s failure to cooperate. Because Jiangyin Xingcheng Special Steel Works Co., Ltd. is the only respondent company in this investigation, Commerce did not determine a rate for all other producers/exporters in China. Further, Commerce did not postpone the deadline for the final determination because no interested parties requested a postponement.

France

In the France investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that dumping has occurred by mandatory respondents Dillinger France S.A. and Industeel France S.A. at preliminary dumping margins of12.97% and 4.26%, respectively. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping margin of 8.62% for all other producers/exporters in France.

Germany

In the Germany investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that dumping has occurred by mandatory respondent AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke at a preliminary dumping margin of 6.56%. Commerce preliminarily found no dumping by mandatory respondent Salzgitter. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping margin of 6.56% for all other producers/exporters in Germany.

Italy

In the Italy investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that dumping has occurred by mandatory respondents NLMK Verona SpA and Officine Tecnosider s.r.l. at preliminary dumping margins of 12.53% and 6.10%, respectively. Mandatory respondent Marcegaglia SpA notified Commerce that they would not participate in this investigation. As a result, Commerce established a preliminary dumping margin of 130.63%, based on adverse facts available, for Marcegaglia SpA. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping margin of 8.34% for all other producers/exporters in Italy.

Japan

In the Japan investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that dumping has occurred by mandatory respondent Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd., at a preliminary dumping margin of 14.96%. Mandatory respondents JFE Steel Corporation and Shimabun Corporation notified Commerce that they would not participate in this investigation.

As a result, Commerce established a preliminary dumping margin of 48.64%, based on adverse facts available, for these companies. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping margin of 14.96% for all other producers/exporters in Japan.

Republic of Korea

In the Korea investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that dumping has occurred by mandatory respondent POSCO at a preliminary dumping margin of 6.82%. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping margin of 6.82% for all other producers/exporters in Korea.

Taiwan

In the Taiwan investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that dumping has occurred by mandatory respondents Shang Chen Steel Co., Ltd. and China Steel Corp. at preliminary dumping margins of 3.51% and 28%, respectively. Commerce established a preliminarily dumping margin of 28%, based on adverse facts available, for China Steel Corp.’s failure to cooperate to the best of its ability. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping margin of 3.51% for all other producers/exporters in Taiwan.

As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.

Heavy Anti-Dumping Duties Placed on Cut-To-Length Plate From Brazil, South Africa and Turkey

Heavy Anti-Dumping Duties Placed on Cut-To-Length Plate From Brazil, South Africa and Turkey

The Commerce Department placed initial anti-dumping tariffs on imports of carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey late Friday.

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For the purpose of an anti-dumping investigation, dumping occurs when a foreign company sells a product in the U.S. at less than its fair value.

n the Brazil investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that dumping has occurred by mandatory respondents, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA, at a preliminary dumping margin of 74.52%. The dumping margin for the mandatory respondents was based on adverse facts available (AFA) as a result of their failure to cooperate in the investigation. Commerce assigned a preliminary dumping margin of 74.52% for all other producers/exporters in Brazil.

In the South Africa investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that dumping has occurred by the mandatory respondent, Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corp., at a preliminary dumping margin of 94.14%. The dumping margin for the mandatory respondent was based on AFA as a result of its failure to cooperate in the investigation. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping margin of 87.72% for all other producers/exporters in South Africa.

In the Turkey investigation, Commerce preliminarily found that dumping occurred by the mandatory respondent, Ereğli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikalari T.A.Ş., at a preliminary dumping margin of 50%. The dumping margin for the mandatory respondent was based on AFA as a result of its failure to cooperate in the investigation. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping margin of 42.02% for all other producers/exporters in Turkey.

As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.

Critical circumstances were alleged with respect to imports of CTL plate from Brazil and Turkey. On September 7, Commerce preliminarily found that critical circumstances exist with respect to all exporters from Brazil and Turkey. Consequently, CBP will be instructed to impose provisional measures retroactively on entries of CTL plate from Brazil and Turkey effective 90 days prior to publication of the preliminary determinations in the Federal Register.

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The petitioners are ArcelorMittal USA LLC, Nucor Corporation and SSAB Enterprises, LLC. Just last week, Commerce initially placed heavier duties (210%) on imports of cut-to-length plate from China.

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