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Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Turkey

Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Turkey

On September 15, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of prestressed concrete steel wire strand from Turkey.

Country Company Subsidy Rates
Turkey Guney Celik Hasir ve Demir [1] 14.44%
Celik Halat ve Tel San A.S [1] 135.06%[2]
All Other Producers/Exporters 14.44%

[1] Mandatory Respondent
[2] Rate was assigned based on facts available with an adverse inference

Event CVD Investigation
Petition Filed April 16, 2020
DOC Initiation Date May 6, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination June 1, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination September 14, 2020
DOC Final Determination November 30, 2020
ITC Final Determination January 14, 2021
Issuance of Orders [1] January 21, 2021

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

Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
Turkey Volume (KG) 13,779,344 12,650,421 16,315,967
Value (USD) $9,510,508 $11,690,690 $13,082,835

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 number: C-489-843.

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.