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Preliminary Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determinations: Stainless Steel Bar from France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Taiwan
and the United Kingdom

(July 27, 2001)

FINDINGS:

On July 26, 2001, the Department of Commerce (DOC) made preliminary determinations in the above-referenced investigations. The Department made affirmative preliminary determinations in the investigations on imports from France, Germany, Italy, Korea, and the United Kingdom, finding antidumping duty margins ranging from 1.81 to 125.77 percent. The Department made a preliminary negative determination in the investigation on imports from Taiwan.

PETITIONERS:

The petitions in these proceedings were filed on December 28, 2000, by Carpenter Technology Corp., Crucible Specialty Metals, Electralloy Corp., Empire Specialty Steel Inc., Slater Steels Corp., and the United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO/CLC.

PRODUCTS COVERED:

The product covered by these investigations, stainless steel bar, includes articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been either hot-rolled, forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled or otherwise cold-finished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons, or other convex polygons. Stainless steel bar includes cold-finished stainless steel bars that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether produced from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, and reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other deformations produced during the rolling process.

CASE CALENDAR

Event

Date

Final AD Determination (estimate) December 17, 2001
ITC Final Determination (estimate) January 31, 2002
Issuance of AD Order (estimate) February 7, 2002

MARGINS:

Country Companies Preliminary Dumping Margins
France Ugine-Savoie Imphy, S.A.

Aubert & Duval, S.A.

All Others

4.30

28.07

4.30

Germany Walzwerke Einsal GmbH

BGH

EWK/KEP

All Others

6.48

18.72

21.03

17.07

Italy Cogne Acciai Speciali Srl

Acciaiera Foroni SpA

Acciaiera Valbruna Srl

Rodacciai S.p.A.

Bedini

All Others

33.00

7.72

1.75 (de minimis)

4.86

2.63

7.72

Korea Changwon Specialty Steel Co., Ltd.

Dongbang Special Steel Co., Ltd.

All Others

10.05



7.30



9.40

Taiwan Gloria Materials Technology

All Others

0.98 (de minimis)

0.98 (de minimis)

United Kingdom Corus Engineering Steels

Firth Rixson Specialty Steels Crownridge Stainless Steel All Others

6.85

125.77

6.85

6.85



VOLUME AND VALUE OF IMPORTS
  1999 2000 Jan-Apr 2000

Jan-Apr 2001
France  
Quantity

(kilograms)

4,417,589 5,745,262 1,912,462 2,230,915

Value (US$) 10,906,803 15,535,806 4,936,681 5,915,205
Germany  
Quantity (kilograms) 10,006,822 15,545,209 5,958,673 4,544,594
Value (US$) 23,501,293 37,023,987 13,555,007 11,326,046
Italy  
Quantity (kilograms) 15,966,678 23,294,835 6,713,618 8,450,174
Value (US$) 41,469,554 59,523,284 16,764,884 23,310,385
Korea  
Quantity (kilograms) 9,515,177 15,586,590 6,629,260 3,709,683
Value (US$) 15,953,633 30,013,016 11,611,354 7,303,618
Taiwan  
Quantity (kilograms) 7,312,422 6,982,473 2,210,109 3,070,885
Value (US$) 14,006,649 15,627,168 4,830,515 6,439,223
United Kingdom  
Quantity (kilograms) 4,904,927 6,751,680 2,636,860 2,384,483
Value (US$) 13,495,644 18,389,764 7,258,449 6,880,668

Source: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

 

 

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