ADD investigations - Prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire imported from China, Mexico, Thailand 

April 29:  The International Trade Administration (ITA) today announced that the U.S. Commerce Department reached affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (ADD) investigation of prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire from Chian and Mexico, but had reached a negative final determination in the ADD investigation of prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire from Thailand.

According to today’s ITA release [PDF 101 KB], no cash deposits are required on imports of this product from Thailand. However, because of the final affirmative determinations for China and Mexico, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits equal to the applicable final weighted-average dumping margins.

What’s next?

The International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its final injury determinations on June 12, 2014.


  • If the ITC makes affirmative final determinations that imports of prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire from China and/or Mexico materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders.
  • If the ITC makes negative determinations of injury, 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

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Todd R. Smith

(949) 885-5617


Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094


Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247


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