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Preliminary Determination in Antidumping Duty Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, and Ukraine

Preliminary Determination in the AD Investigations of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, and Ukraine

On November 13, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, and Ukraine.


Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Indonesia P.T. Bumi Steel Indonesia a.k.a. PT. Bumi Nindyyacipta 72.28%
P.T. Kingdom Indah 2.96%
All others 2.96%
Italy WTO Italcables Societa Cooperativa 3.67%
CB Trafilati Acciai S.p.A 19.26% [1]
All others 3.67%
Malaysia Kiswire Sdn. Bhd. 3.70%
Wei Dat Steel Wire Sdn. Bhd. 5.45%
Southern PC Steel Sdn. Bhd. 18.93% [1]
All others 4.56%
South Africa Scaw Metals Group 59.27%
All others 59.27%
Spain Global Special Steel Products S.A.U. (d.b.a. Trenzas y Cables de Acero PSC, S.L. (TYCSA)) 14.75%
All others 14.75%
Tunisia Maklada Industries/Maklada SA 32.72%
All others 32.72%
Ukraine PJSC PA Stalkanat-Silur 19.32%
All others 19.32%

[1] Rate was assigned based on facts available with an adverse inference. 


Event AD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed April 16, 2020
DOC Initiation Date May 6, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination June 1, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination November 12, 2020
DOC Final Determination April 1, 2021
ITC Final Determination May 17, 2021
Issuance of Orders [1] May 24, 2021

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the ITC

Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 


Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
Indonesia Volume (KG) 287,559 4,694,582 6,300,631
Value (USD) $187,281 $4,400,977 $5,379,607
Italy Volume (KG) 9,628,555 6,721,997 11,024,643
Value (USD) $6,880,032 $6,870,906 $10,185,049
Malaysia Volume (KG) 32,046,838 31,050,937 30,743,985
Value (USD) $22,852,459 $29,233,820 $26,090,500
South Africa Volume (KG) 9,263,285 9,238,362 8,121,502
Value (USD) $6,196,119 $8,197,044 $6,722,081
Spain Volume (KG) 12,069,496 7,190,463 18,965,650
Value (USD) $8,300,797 $7,085,022 $15,583,467
Tunisia Volume (KG) 10,428,696 11,508,866 11,418,282
Value (USD) $7,535,595 $10,967,029 $9,899,657
Ukraine Volume (KG) 239,786 1,988,883 1,268,085
Value (USD) $172,925 $1,835,965 $986,525

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (HTSUS 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012).


The petitioners are Insteel Wire Products Company (Mount Airy, NC), Sumiden Wire Products Corporation (Dickson, TN), and Wire Mesh Corporation (Houston, TX).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of preliminary FAQs.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers:

  • A-560-837 for Indonesia;
  • A-475-843 for Italy;
  • A-557-819 for Malaysia;
  • A-791-826 for South Africa;
  • A-469-821 for Spain;
  • A-723-001 for Tunisia; and 
  • A-823-817 for Ukraine.

To date, Commerce maintains 539 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 302 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 278 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.