ADD determinations - Grain-oriented electrical steel from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland and Russia 

May 6: The International Trade Administration (ITA) announced that the U.S. Commerce Department reached affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (ADD) investigations of grain-oriented electrical steel imported from China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia.

According to the ITA release [PDF 117 KB], because of the preliminary affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require cash deposits based on preliminary rates.

What’s next?

Commerce is scheduled to announce its final determinations concerning Germany, Japan, and Poland on or about July 17, 2014, unless the statutory deadline is extended.


Commerce is scheduled to announce its final determinations concerning China, the Czech Republic, Korea, and Russia on or about September 16, 2014, because the deadline for these determinations has been fully extended.


  • If Commerce makes affirmative final determinations, and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) makes affirmative final determinations that imports of grain-oriented electrical steel from China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and/or Russia materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, Commerce will issue ADD orders.
  • If either Commerce’s or the ITC’s final determinations are negative, no ADD orders will be issued.

The ITC is scheduled to make its final injury determinations in August 2014 (for Germany, Japan, and Poland) and in October 2014 (for China, the Czech Republic, Korea, and Russia).



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