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Antidumping Investigations: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Romania, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine; Countervailing Duty Investigations: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Thailand

On September 24, 2001, the Department of Commerce (the Department) announced the final determinations in the above-referenced investigations. Although the original deadline for these determinations was September 17, 2001, in light of the events of September 11, and the subsequent closure of the Federal Government for reasons of security, the deadline for issuing these determinations was extended by four days to September 21, 2001. On July 10, 2001, the Department announced the final determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of hot-rolled steel from Argentina and South Africa, and the countervailing duty investigation of hot-rolled steel from Argentina. On August 23, 2001, the International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that imports from these two countries injured the U.S. hot-rolled steel industry.

PETITIONERS

The petitions were filed on behalf of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Gallatin Steel Company, IPSCO Steel Inc., LTV Steel Company, Inc., National Steel Corporation, Nucor Corporation, Steel Dynamics, Inc., U.S. Steel Group (a unit of USX Corporation), Weirton Steel Corporation, Independent Steelworkers Union, and the United Steel Workers of America.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The merchandise subject to these investigations is certain hot-rolled steel (HRS) products of a rectangular shape. Specifically included within the scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. Universal mill plate of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of these investigations. For a complete description of the scope of the investigations, please see the Department's Final Determination notices in the Federal Register.

CASE CALENDAR

Petitions Filed: November 13, 2000

Preliminary Determinations (CVD): April 13, 2001

Preliminary Determinations (Antidumping): April 23, 2001

Final Determinations for South Africa (Antidumping) and Argentina (Antidumpingg/CVD) (Public Release): July 10, 2001


ITC Final Determinations

(Argentina AD/CVD and South Africa Antidumping): August 17, 2001

Final Determinations for Remaining Countries Listed Above (Public Release): September 24, 2001

ITC Final Determinations (Remaining Countries): November 8, 2001*

Orders (if ITC determination is affirmative): November 15, 2001*

*Estimated: Since the Department has made affirmative final determinations, the ITC must make final injury determinations within 45 days after our final determinations in these investigations. If the ITC votes affirmative, the Department will publish duty orders within seven days.


ANTIDUMPING DUTY MARGINS: Final Determination

Country Manufacturer/Exporter Weighted-Average Percentage Margin
India Essar Steel Ltd.

29.35

  Ispat Industries Ltd.

43.07

  All Others

33.17

 
Indonesia PT Krakatau Steel

47.86

All Others

47.86

 
Kazakstan OSJC Ispat Karmet

243.46

  Kazakstan-wide

243.46

 
Netherlands Corus Group plc

3.06

  All Others

3.06


Country Manufacturer/Exporter Weighted-Average Percentage Margin
People's Republic of China Angang Group International Trade Corporation

69.85

  Benxi Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd.

90.83

  Panzhihua Iron & Steel (Group) Company

65.59

  Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation

64.20

  Wuhan Iron & Steel Group Corporation

65.59

  PRC-wide

90.83

 
Romania Metagrimex, S.A.

17.14

  Metalexportimport, S.A.

18.63

  Metanef, S.A.

22.48

  Sidex Trading, SRL & Sidex International, Plc

16.88

  Romania-wide

88.62

 
Taiwan An Feng Steel Co., Ltd.

29.14

  China Steel/Yieh Loong

29.14

  All Others

20.28

 
Thailand Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Co., Ltd.

4.44

  Siam Strip Mill Public Co., Ltd.

20.30

  All Others

4.44

Country Manufacturer/Exporter Weighted-Average Percentage Margin
Ukraine Ukraine-wide

90.33

COUNTERVAILING DUTY MARGINS: Final Determination

Country Manufacturer/Exporter Net Subsidy Rate
India Essar Steel Ltd.

8.32

  Ispat Industries Ltd.

31.94

  Steel Authority of India, Ltd. (SAIL)

18.38

  Tata Iron and Steel Company, Ltd. (TISCO)

9.26

  All Others

16.17

 
Indonesia PT Krakatau Steel

10.21

  All Others

10.21

 
South Africa Highland Steel and Vanadium Corporation, Ltd.

0.45

(de minimis)

  Saldanha Steel Ltd./Iscor Ltd.

6.37

  All Others

6.37

 
Thailand Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Co., Ltd.

2.38

  All Others

2.38

 

VOLUME AND VALUE OF IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION

VOLUME (metric tons)

1999 2000 Jan-July 2000 Jan-July 2001
India 433,842 749,073 535,255 45,375
Indonesia 273,305 234,562 169,625 9,731
Kazakhstan 111,704 174,608 149,523 13,249
Netherlands 382,825 466,079 269,026 148,376
People's Republic of China 414,315 439,760 313,727 38,250
Romania 348,778 372,672 282,537 51,592
Taiwan 389,131 657,583 595,901 38,194
Thailand 35,051 212,067 90,497 14,376
Ukraine 66,141 193,926 132,716 22,911


VALUE (thousands of U.S. dollars)

1999 2000 Jan-July 2000 Jan-July 2001
India 97,620 209,811 152,291 10,190
Indonesia 60,284 64,344 46,088 2,223
Kazakhstan 20,950 40,058 35,263 2,284
Netherlands 110,226 144,411 83,942 40,290
People's Republic of China 92,014 125,055 90,173 9,063
Romania 71,044 94,048 69,571 9,934
Taiwan 91,287 201,080 181,906 10,459
Thailand 9,108 61,011 26,979 4,094
Ukraine 11,545 44,686 31,191 4,478

 

 

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