Adverse Facts Available Applied to Hot-Rolled Steel Products From South Africa
In a Federal Register Notice issued today, the Commerce Department assigned an antidumping margin of 9.28% in an administrative review on exports of Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from South Africa made by Iscor Ltd., Saldanha Steel Ltd. and Highveld Steel & Vanadium Corp. Ltd.
Commerce imposed adverse facts available on the companies since they failed to respond to the Department's questionnaire. As adverse facts available, Commerce used the 9.28% rate from the petition. The rates found in adverse facts available determinations are generally much, much higher than the rate found in this case. The low rate assigned as adverse facts available in this case was the only rate in the notice of initiation of investigation.