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Preliminary Determination in Antidumping Duty Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates

Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates

On September 24, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its preliminary determinations in the antidumping (AD) investigations of imports of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand (PC Strand) from Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Argentina Acindar Industria (Argentina) de Sinal S.A. 60.40%
All Others 60.40%
Colombia Knight SAS 86.09%
All Others 86.09%
Egypt United Wires Company Elsewedy 29.72%
All Others 29.72%
Netherlands Nedri Spanstaal B.V. 30.86%
All Others 30.86%
Saudi Arabia National Metal Manufacturing & Casting Co. 194.40%
All Others 194.40%
Taiwan Chia Ta World Co., Ltd. 23.89%
All Others 23.89%
Turkey Celik Halat ve Tel Sanayi A.S. 53.65%
Güney Çelik Hasir ve Demir 53.65%
All Others 53.65%
United Arab Emirates GSS International Trading FZE 170.65%
Gulf Steel Strands FZE 170.65%
All Others 170.65%

Note: Each company listed above was selected as a mandatory respondent in the respective AD investigation. All of the company-specific rates are based on facts available, with adverse inference.

Event AD Investigations
Petition Filed April 16, 2020
DOC Initiation Date May 6, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination June 1, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination September 23, 2020
DOC Final Determination December 7, 2020
ITC Final Determination January 21, 2021
Issuance of Orders [1] January 28, 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
Argentina Volume (KG) 0 996,228 2,778,454
Value (USD) $0 $956,922 $2,295,376
Colombia Volume (KG) 12,087,906 10,995,377 10,813,444
Value (USD) $8,985,505 $10,389,701 $9,572,086
Egypt Volume (KG) 0 0 439,203
Value (USD) $0 $0 $345,888
Netherlands Volume (KG) 1,421,249 897,343 1,310,122
Value (USD) $1,667,152 $1,177,521 $1,619,809
Saudi Arabia Volume (KG) 3,507,164 8,432,924 1,654,414
Value (USD) $2,304,091 $7,282,161 $1,378,312
Taiwan Volume (KG) 1,174,406 4,842,587 2,852,399
Value (USD) $970,175 $4,827,496 $2,976,345
Turkey Volume (KG) 13,779,344 12,650,421 16,315,967
Value (USD) $9,510,508 $11,690,690 $13,082,835
United Arab Emirates Volume (KG) 2,060,014 277,773 3,122,714
Value (USD) $1,732,714 $249,996 $2,272,312

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-357-822 for the AD investigation for Argentina,
A-301-804 for the AD investigation for Colombia,
A-729-804 for the AD investigation for Egypt,
A-421-814 for the AD investigation for the Netherlands,
A-517-806 for the AD investigation for Saudi Arabia,
A-583-868 for the AD investigation for Taiwan,
A-489-842 for the AD investigation for Turkey, and
A-520-809 for the AD investigation for the United Arab Emirates.

To date, Commerce maintains 540 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 286 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 267 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.