ADD affirmative preliminary determinations - Steel concrete reinforcing bar from Mexico, Turkey 

April 22:  The International Trade Administration (ITA) announced that the Commerce Department reached affirmative preliminary determinations in antidumping duty (ADD) investigations of imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar—rebar—from Mexico and Turkey.

According to the ITA release [PDF 102 KB], because of the preliminary affirmative determinations in these investigations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require cash deposits based on the preliminary rate. Also, because Commerce also found that affirmative critical circumstances exist, CBP will be instructed to impose provisional measures retroactively on certain entries of rebar from Mexico and Turkey up to 90 days prior to the publication of these determinations.

What’s next?

Commerce is scheduled to announce its final determinations on or about July 3, 2014, but this deadline may be extended.


  • If Commerce makes affirmative final determinations, and the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes affirmative final determinations that imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar from Mexico and/or Turkey materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, Commerce will issue AD orders.
  • If either Commerce’s or the ITC’s final determination is negative, no AD orders will be issued.

The ITC is scheduled to make its final injury determinations in August 2014.



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