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Initiation of AD and CVD investigations of Brass Rod from Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, Korea

Commerce Initiates Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Brass Rod from Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, and the Republic of Korea


On May 18, 2023, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) investigations on brass rod from Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and South Africa, and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of brass rod from India, Israel, and Korea.


Alleged Dumping Margins

Country Dumping Margins
Brazil 77.14%
India 16.52%
Israel 40.12%
Mexico 29.43%
Korea 20.82%
South Africa 20.99%


Alleged Subsidies Rates

Country Subsidy Rates
India Above de minimis*
Israel Above de minimis*
Korea Above de minimis*

*de minimis = less than 1% for developed countries, less than 2% for developing countries


Case Calendar

Petition Filed April 27, 2023 April 27, 2023
Commerce Initiation Date May 17, 2023 May 17, 2023
ITC Preliminary Determination* June 12, 2023 June 12, 2023
Commerce Preliminary Determination October 4, 2023 July 21, 2023
Commerce Final Determination December 18, 2023 October 4, 2023
ITC Final Determination** February 1, 2024 November 20, 2023
Issuance of Order*** February 8, 2024 November 27, 2023

NOTE: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a) of the Act. These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances.
* If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes a negative preliminary determination of injury, then the corresponding AD/CVD investigation(s) will be terminated.
** This will take place only in the event of a final affirmative determination from Commerce.
*** This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC.


Import Statistics

Brazil 2020 2021 2022
Volume (kg) 1,651,794 2,035,302 3,900,389
Value (USD) $8,717,219 $15,080,814 $30,781,266
India 2020 2021 2022
Volume (kg) 419,370 826,101 1,264,050
Value (USD) $2,546,487 $7,249,280 $11,756,248
Israel 2020 2021 2022
Volume (kg) 1,795,497 3,969,426 2,962,710
Value (USD) $10,129,440 $32,820,182 $25,427,892
Korea 2020 2021 2022
Volume (kg) 5,544,982 5,957,041 5,981,320
Value (USD) $30,028,477 $45,256,694 $50,218,518
Mexico 2020 2021 2022
Volume (kg) 783,058 1,065,867 826,771
Value (USD) $4,442,163 $9,109,076 $9,109,076
South Africa 2020 2021 2022
Volume (kg) 1,106,186 2,086,288 1,253,222
Value (USD) $5,634,354 $14,469,613 $9,329,599

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through IHS Markit’s Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7407.21.1500, 7407.21.7000, and 7407.21.9000). In the Petitions, the petitioners contend that imports of brass rod from Israel may be misclassified under HTSUS 7403.21.0000 and provide supporting documentation to support their claim. As a result, the above import statistics for Israel reflect imports entered under HTSUS subheadings 7407.21.1500, 7407.21.7000, and 7407.21.9000, and 7403.21.0000.


Other Case Information

  • The petitioners are the American Brass Rod Fair Trade Coalition and its constituent members, Mueller Brass Co. (Port Huron, MI) and Wieland Chase LLC (Montpelier, OH).
  • For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of initiation FAQs.
  • For more information on subsidy programs, please refer to the subsidies enforcement library.
  • Additional case information including the scope of the investigations, is 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-351-859 for Brazil, A-533-915 and C-533-916 for India, A-508-814 and C-508-815 for Israel, A-201-858 for Mexico, A-791-828 for South Africa, and A-580-916 and C-580-917 for Korea.
  • To date, Commerce maintains 665 AD and CVD orders that provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.