ADD / CVD investigations - Imports of steel nails from multiple Asian countries 

June 23:  The International Trade Administration (ITA) announced that the U.S. Commerce Department has initiated antidumping duty (ADD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain steel nails from India, Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam.

According to the ITA release [PDF 102 KB] the merchandise covered by these investigations is certain steel nails having a nominal shaft length not exceeding 12 inches and including, but are not limited to, nails made from round wire and nails that are cut from flat-rolled steel.


The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determinations on or before July 14, 2014.


  • If the ITC determines that there is a reasonable indication that imports of certain steel nails from India, Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Taiwan, Turkey, and/or Vietnam materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. domestic industry, the investigations will continue. At this point, Commerce would be scheduled to make its preliminary CVD determinations in August 2014 and its preliminary ADD determinations in November 2014, unless the statutory deadlines are extended.
  • If the ITC’s preliminary determinations are negative, the investigations will be terminated.


For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:


Douglas Zuvich

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Andrew Siciliano

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John L. McLoughlin

(267) 256-2614


Todd R. Smith

(949) 885-5617


Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094


Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247


Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.




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