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Antidumping Duty Investigations: Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People's Republic of China, Poland, the Republic of Korea, and Ukraine

On January 17, 2001, the Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the preliminary determinations in the above-referenced investigations.


The petitions were filed on behalf of the Rebar Trade Action Coalition (RTAC), and its individual members, AmeriSteel, Auburn Steel Co., Inc., Birmingham Steel Corp., Border Steel, Inc., Marion Steel Company, Riverview Steel and Nucor Steel, and CMC Steel Group. Auburn Steel Co. is not a petitioner in the investigations involving rebar from Japan and Indonesia.


The Department has preliminarily found that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports from Korea, Latvia and Belarus. The Department has previously determined preliminarily that critical circumstances do exist with respect to imports from Modolva, the PRC, Poland and Ukraine. If the DOC finds, or continues to find, critical circumstances in the final determinations and the International Trade Commission (ITC) also finds critical circumstances, imports of these products will be liable for duties 90 days prior to the DOC's preliminary determinations of sales at less than fair value.


The merchandise subject to this investigation is all steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) sold in straight lengths, currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item number 7214.20.00 or any other tariff item number. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., non-deformed or smooth bars) and rebar that has been further processed through bending or coating.


The following determinations will be made not later than these statutory deadlines:

Petitions filed: June 28, 2000

Initiation: July 18, 2000

ITC Preliminary Determination: August 23, 2000

DOC Preliminary Determination: January 16, 2001

DOC Final Determination: April 2, 2001*

ITC Final Determination: May 17, 2001**

Order: May 24, 2001**

* In the cases involving Belarus, Korea, Latvia, and the PRC, the DOC has extended the deadline for the final determinations to 135 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determinations.

** Estimated

If the DOC makes an affirmative final determination, the ITC must make a final injury determination by the later of 120 days after the date of our preliminary determination or within 45 days after our final determination. If that determination is affirmative, DOC will issue a duty order.


Country / Company / AD Margins


Belarus-wide / 73.98%


Sakti / 71.01%

Bhirma / 71.01%

Krakatau / 71.01%

Perdana 71.01%

Hanil 71.01%

Pulogadung 71.01%

Tunggal 71.01%

Master Steel 71.01%

All Others 60.46%


Liepajas Metalurgs / 17.37%

All Others / 17.37%


Moldova-wide / 277.62%


Laiwu Steel Group Ltd. / 20.89%

PRC-wide / 59.98%


Huta Ostroweic S.A. and Stalexport S.A. (collectively, Stalexport) / 52.07%

All Others / 47.13%


Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd./Korea Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. / 21.70%

Hanbo Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. / 102.28%

All Others: / 21.70%


Ukraine-wide / 41.69%


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