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Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Steel Nails from India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Turkey

Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Steel Nails from India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Turkey
On June 1, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of certain steel nails from India, Oman, Sri Lanka, and Turkey, and announced a negative preliminary determination in the CVD investigation of certain steel nails from Thailand.
Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
India AstroTech Steels Pvt. Ltd. 2.93%
Geekay Wires Limited 2.73%
All Others 2.85%


Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
Oman Oman Fasteners LLC 2.49%
All Others 2.49%


Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
Sri Lanka Trinity Steel Private Limited 4.12%
All Others 4.12%


Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
Thailand Come Best Thailand Co., Ltd. 0.04% (de minimis)
Jinhai Hardware Co., Ltd. 0.10% (de minimis)


Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
Turkey Aslanbaş Çivi Tel Çelik Hasır San A.Ş. 3.88%
Sertel Vida Metal A.Ş. 1.33%
All Others 1.70%
Event CVD Investigation(s)
Petition Filed December 30, 2021
DOC Initiation Date January 19, 2022
ITC Preliminary Determination February 14, 2022
DOC Preliminary Determination   May 31, 2022
DOC Final Determination August 15, 2022
ITC Final Determination September 29, 2022
Issuance of Order [1] October 6, 2022

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission (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 Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.

Country Volume/Value 2019 2020 2021
India Volume (KG) 30,562,709 25,802,899 37,478,048
Value (USD) $37,867,921 $24,719,719 $43,941,510
Oman Volume (KG) 66,395,830 65,425,139 82,162,702
Value (USD) $88,493,348 $82,899,521 $120,015,414
Sri Lanka Volume (KG) 26,077,681 28,023,701 31,433,189
Value (USD) $31,321,088 $26,383,186 $33,914,560
Thailand Volume (KG) 36,319,007 44,194,660 52,077,971
Value (USD) $43,614,948 $52,507,638 $66,847,573
Turkey Volume (KG) 43,693,245 46,954,271 52,019,489
Value (USD) $43,027,369 $39,591,958 $56,401,053

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through IHS Markit Global Trade Atlas. HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.5501, 7317.00.5502, 7317.00.5503, 7317.00.5505, 7317.00.5507, 7317.00.5508, 7317.00.5511, 7317.00.5518, 7317.00.5519, 7317.00.5520, 7317.00.5530, 7317.00.5540, 7317.00.5550, 7317.00.5560, 7317.00.5570, 7317.00.5580, 7317.00.5590, 7317.00.6530, 7317.00.6560 and 7317.00.7500.


The petitioner is Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (Poplar Bluff, MO).

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

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: C-533-905, C-523-817, C-542-805, C-549-845, and C-489-847 for India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Turkey, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 662 antidumping duty and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.