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Antidumping Duty Investigations: Certain Cold-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from China, Indonesia, Slovakia, Taiwan and Turkey

December 29, 1999

On December 29, 1999, the Department of Commerce ("DOC") announced the preliminary determinations in the antidumping ("AD") investigations on Certain Cold-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products ("Cold-Rolled Steel") from China, Indonesia, Slovakia, Taiwan and Turkey.

These investigations were initiated on June 21, 1999, along with companion AD and countervailing duty investigations involving Cold-Rolled Steel from Argentina, Brazil, Japan, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Thailand and Venezuela. The DOC announced the preliminary determinations in those AD investigations on November 2, 1999.

Petitioners: The AD petitions were filed on behalf of the U.S. steel industry by the following domestic producers and unions:

Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Gulf States Steel, Inc.
Independent Steelworkers
Union Ispat Inland Steel
LTV Steel Company, Inc.
National Steel Corporation
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
U.S. Steel Group (a unit of USX Corporation)
Weirton Steel Corporation
and the United Steel Workers of America

Preliminary Dumping Margins:

Manufacturer/Producer/Exporter
Weight-Average
Margin Percentages
China
Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation
8.84
All Others
23.72
 
Indonesia
PT Krakatau
49.28
All Others
49.28
 
Slovakia
V.S.Z., a.s.
32.83
All Others
32.83
 
Taiwan
China Steel Corporation
14.80
Taiwan Tokkin
4.72
All Others
14.80
 
Turkey
Ere li Demir ve Çelik Fabrikalari T.A.
32.91
Borçelik Çelik Sanayii ve Ticaret A.S.
8.81
All Others
8.81

 

Product Description: The merchandise subject to these investigations are certain cold-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products. The technical language describing the scope of the investigations will be included in the notice of preliminary determination which will be published in the Federal Register.

Volume and Value of Imports: The approximate volume and value of imports of cold-rolled, flat-rolled, carbon-quality steel products from China, Indonesia, Slovakia, Taiwan, and Turkey entering the United States under the following HTS categories: 7209.15.0000, 7209.16.0030, 7209.16.0060, 7209.16.0090, 7209.17.0030, 7209.17.0060, 7209.17.0090, 7209.18.1530, 7209.18.1560, 7209.18.2550, 7209.18.6000. 7209.25.0000, 7209.26.0000, 7209.27.0000, 7209.28.0000, 7209.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.23.1500, 7211.23.2000, 7211.23.3000, 7211.23.4500, 7211.23.6030, 7211.23.6060, 7211.23.6085, 7211.29.2030, 7211.29.2090, 7211.29.4500, 7211.29.6030, 7211.29.6080, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7225.19.0000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.50.7000, 7225.50.8010, 7225.50.8085, 7225.99.0090, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, 7226.92.8050, and 7226.99.0000.

Volume of Imports (Metric Tons):

Country
1996
1997
1998
China
33,000
124,000
121,000
Indonesia
17,000
19,000
87,000
Slovakia
52,000
118,000
60,000
Taiwan
3,000
6,000
42,000
Turkey
52,000
179,000
145,000

Source: AISI and IM 145

Value of Imports (Thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Country
1996
1997
1998
China
$14,023
$52,302
$45,155
Indonesia
$6,122
$7,733
$30,233
Slovakia
$20,008
$47,508
$25,515
Taiwan
$5,584
$7,500
$19,086
Turkey
$21,980
$81,702
$63,815

Source: AISI and IM 145

Case Calendar:

Turkey:
Final Determination: 13 March 2000
ITC Final Determination: 27 April 2000
Antidumping Duty Order, if appropriate: 4 May 2000

China, Indonesia, Slovakia and Taiwan:
Final Determination: 15 May 2000
ITC Final Determination: 29 June 2000
Antidumping Duty Order, if appropriate: 7 July 2000

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