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

May 23, 2000

On May 23, 2000, the Department of Commerce ("DOC") announced the final determinations in the antidumping ("AD") investigations on Certain Cold-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products ("Cold-Rolled Steel") from China, Indonesia, Slovakia, and Taiwan.

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, Turkey and Venezuela. The DOC announced the final determinations of the AD investigations from Argentina, Brazil, Japan, the Russian Federation, South Africa, and Thailand on January 19, 2000. The final determinations of the AD investigations from Turkey and Venezuela were announced on March 14 and March 30, 2000, respectively.

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

Final Dumping Margins:

Manufacturer/Weight-Average Producer/Exporter
Weight_Average Margin Percentages
China
   
PRC-Wide Rate
23.72
Indonesia
PT Krakatau
83.79
All Others
43.90
Slovakia
V.S.Z., a.s.
163.89
All Others
109.21
Taiwan
China Steel Corporation
14.97
All Others
14.97

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 final 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, and Taiwan, 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, 7209.18.2510, 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, 7211.23.6075, 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, 7225.50.8015, 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

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

(Source: AISI and IM-145)

Case Calendar:

China, Indonesia, Slovakia, Taiwan:

ITC Final Determination: 6 July 2000

Antidumping Duty Order, if appropriate: 14 July 2000

 

 

 

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