U.S. Industry Files Three AD/CVD Cases on Chinese Steel Products in Past Two Weeks
The number of antidumping and countervailing duty petitions being filed in the U.S. on steel products from China is on the rise.
On June 5, 2009, WP Industries, Inc., ITC Manufacturing, Inc., J&L Wire Cloth, Inc. and Nashville Wire Products Mfg. Co., Inc. filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission against imports of wire decking from China.
The proposed scope of the investigations on wire decking includes welded-wire rack decking for industrial and other commercial storage racks or pallet rack systems produced from carbon or alloy steel wire.
Wire decking is classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 9403.90.8040, 9403.20.0020, 7217. 10, 7217.20, 7326.20, 7326.90.
These antidumping and countervailing duty petitions follow similar petitions filed on May 27 and 28 against prestressed concrete steel wire strand and steel grating, respectively, from China.
More antidumping and countervailing duty cases against other types of imported steel products from countries in addition to China are expected to be filed in the coming months.