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Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determinations and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determinations with Final Antidumping Duty Determinations: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India, Indonesia, South Africa and Thailand
(April 16, 2001)

Background:

On April 16, the Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the preliminary determination in the above-referenced countervailing duty (CVD) determinations.

These cases were included in a petition filed on November 13, 2000, against hot-rolled steel (subject merchandise) from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine.

Petitioners:

The petition in these investigations was filed by 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 Steelworkers of America.

Product Description:

The merchandise subject to the CVD investigations is certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Thailand. The technical language describing the scope of this investigation will be included in the preliminary determination notice which will be published in the Federal Register.

Case Calendar:

The following determinations will be made on the following dates:

Event
Date
Final CVD Determination (Subject to Extension) July 9, 2001
ITC Final Determination (Subject to Extension) August 23, 2001
Issuance of CVD Order (Subject to Extension) August 30, 2001

 

AFFIRMATIVE PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION

Preliminary Net Subsidy Rates:

India, Indonesia, South Africa and Thailand had affirmative preliminary determinations. The following information can be found in the preliminary notice. The Department will instruct the Customs Service (Customs) to suspend liquidation of all entries of the subject merchandise, which are entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, and to require a cash deposit or bond for such entries of the merchandise in the amounts as indicated below.

INDIA

Producer/Exporter
Net Subsidy Rate
Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) 17.95 % ad valorem
Essar Steel Limited (Essar) 9.08 % ad valorem
Ispat Industries Limited (Ispat) 32.05 % ad valorem
Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited (TISCO) 8.08 % ad valorem
Jindal Iron and Steel (Jindal) 34.27 % ad valorem
All Others 15.72 % ad valorem

 

INDONESIA

Company
Net Subsidy Rate
PT Krakatau Steel 16.53 % ad valorem
All Other Rate 16.53 % ad valorem

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Company
Net Subsidy Rate
Saldanha/ Iscor 13.53 % ad valorem
Highveld 0.45 % ad valorem
All Others Rate 13.53 % ad valorem

 

THAILAND

Company
Net Subsidy Rate
Sahaviriya Steel Industries Plc 6.55 % ad valorem
All Others Rate 6.55 % ad valorem

 

Import Statistics (2):

1997
1998
1999
1999YTD
2000YTD
India          
Quantity (tonnes) 17,237.56 91,804.04 433,842.33 212,125.45 687,125.26
Value ($) 4,569,002 23,694,438 97,620,038 44,088,875 194,302,680
Indonesia          
Quantity (tonnes) 3,845.43 34,621,70 273,305.37 175,575.38 189,233.41
Value ($) 1,365,326 9,842,650 60,283,831 36,665,207 52,079,927
South Africa          
Quantity (tonnes) 30,494.72 72,969.17 156,984.79 117,976.27 119,710.43
Value ($) 9,141,046 19,323,222 34,996,414 25,679,905 33,250,740
Thailand          
Quantity (tonnes)
-
16,374.56 35,051.11 26,924.46 155,750.96
Value ($)
-
4,889,699 9,108,011 6,830,104 45,455,719

(2) Figures are from the International Trade Commission's DataWeb for HTS subheadings 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90.

 

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