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Preliminary Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determinations: Structural Steel Beams from
the People's Republic of China, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and Taiwan
On December 19, 2001, the Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the preliminary determinations for the above-referenced investigations. We found that producers/exporters of structural steel beams from the People's Republic of China, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, South Africa, and Taiwan have sold their product below fair value. See table below for antidumping duty margins. The Department found that producers/exporters from Italy and Spain were not selling their product below fair value.
Background:These investigations were initiated on June 12, based on petitions filed by the Committee for Fair Beam Imports and its individual members, Northwestern Steel and Wire Company, Nucor Corporation, Nucor-Yamato Steel Company, and TXI-Chaparral Steel Company (“the petitioners”).
The scope of these investigations covers doubly-symmetric shapes, whether hot- or cold-rolled, drawn, extruded, formed or finished, having at least one dimension of at least 80 mm (3.2 inches or more), whether of carbon or alloy (other than stainless) steel, and whether or not drilled, punched, notched, painted, coated, or clad. These structural steel beams include, but are not limited to, wide-flange beams (“W”shapes), bearing piles (“HP” shapes), standard beams (“S” or “I” shapes), and M-shapes. All the products that meet the physical and metallurgical descriptions provided above are within the scope of these investigations unless otherwise excluded. The following products are outside and/or specifically excluded from the scope of these investigations: (1) structural steel beams greater than 400 pounds per linear foot, (2) structural steel beams that have a web or section height (also known as depth) over 40 inches, and (3) structural steel beams that have additional weldments, connectors or attachments to I-sections, H-sections, or pilings; however, if the only additional weldment, connector or attachment on the beam is a shipping brace attached to maintain stability during transportation, the beam is not removed from the scope definition by reason of such additional weldment, connector or attachment.
The merchandise subject to this investigation is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) at subheadings 7216.32.0000, 7216.33.0030, 7216.33.0060, 7216.33.0090, 7216.50.0000, 7216.61.0000, 7216.69.0000, 7216.91.0000, 7216.99.0000, 7228.70.3040, and 7228.70.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive.Antidumping Duty Margins:
Note: Under U.S. law, these dates may be extended.
Source: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
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