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

(312) 665-1022

Andrew Siciliano

(631) 425-6057

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.

©2014 KPMG LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership and the U.S. member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.

The KPMG logo and name are trademarks of KPMG International.

KPMG International is a Swiss cooperative that serves as a coordinating entity for a network of independent member firms. KPMG International provides no audit or other client services. Such services are provided solely by member firms in their respective geographic areas. KPMG International and its member firms are legally distinct and separate entities. They are not and nothing contained herein shall be construed to place these entities in the relationship of parents, subsidiaries, agents, partners, or joint venturers. No member firm has any authority (actual, apparent, implied or otherwise) to obligate or bind KPMG International or any member firm in any manner whatsoever.

The information contained in herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.

Direct comments, including requests for subscriptions, to
For more information, contact KPMG's Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services Group at:

+ 1 202 533 4366

1801 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006.

Share this

Share this


Current and future KPMG clients may subscribe to TaxNewsFlash email alerts.

Email your contact information.

TaxNewsFlash-Trade & Customs by year