Commerce initiates AD / CVD investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from China 

February 21: The U.S. Commerce Department today announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from China.

According to an ITA release [PDF 96 KB], merchandise covered by these investigations is certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of certain diameters.

What’s next?

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determinations on or before March 17, 2014.


If the ITC determines that there is a reasonable indication that imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from China materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, the investigations will continue.


Commerce will be scheduled to make its preliminary CVD determination in April 2014 and its preliminary AD determination in July 2014, unless the statutory deadlines are extended.


If the ITC’s preliminary determinations are negative, the investigations will be terminated.



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