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Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value:
Hot-Rolled Steel from Argentina, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and the Ukraine

On Tuesday, April 24, 2001, the Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determinations in the above-referenced antidumping duty (AD) investigations. These investigations were initiated on December 4, 2000. The period of investigation for Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, Romania, and Ukraine is April 1, 2000 through September 30, 2000. The period of investigation for Argentina, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Taiwan and Thailand is October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000. .

Petitioners

Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Gallatin Steel Company, IPSCO Steel Inc., LTV Steel Company, Inc., National Steel Corporation, Nucor Corporation, Steel Dynamics, Inc., US Steel Group, a unit of USX Corporation, United Steelworkers of America, Weirton Steel Corporation, Independent Steelworkers Union

Note – Weirton Steel Corporation is not a petitioner in the investigation involving the Netherlands.

Case Calendar

Petitions Filed: November 13, 2000
Initiation: December 4, 2000
ITC Preliminary Determination December 28, 2000
ITA Preliminary Determination (AD): April 23, 2001
ITA Final Determination (statutory, if unextended): July 7, 2001*
ITA Final Determination (statutory, if extended) September 12, 2001
ITC Final Determination (estimated): August 21, 2001
ITC Final Determination (estimated if extended): October 27, 2001
Order, if final is affirmative (estimated): August 28, 2001

*U.S. law allows this date to be extended

If DOC makes an affirmative final determination, the ITC must make a final injury determination within 45 days. If that determination is affirmative, DOC will issue an antidumping duty order.


Product Description

The merchandise subject to these investigations is certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products. The technical language describing the scope of these investigations will be included in the notice of initiation which will be published in the Federal Register.

Margins: Preliminary Determination.

Country Manufacturer/Producer/Exporter

Weighted-Average Margins Percentages

Argentina

Siderar Saic

All Others Rate

44.59

40.60

India

 

Essar Steel Ltd

Ispat Industries LTD

All Others

 

34.55

39.36

34.75

Indonesia

 

PT Krakatau Steel

All Others

 

59.25

59.25

Kazakhstan

 

Ispat Karmat

Kazakhstan-wide

 

239.57

239.57

Netherlands

 

Corus

All Others

 

2.44

2.44

People's Republic of China

 

Angang

Baosteel Group

Benxi

Panzhihua Iron & Steel

Wuhan Iron & Steel

PRC-wide

 

64.77

40.74

67.44

44.47

44.47

67.44

Romania

 

Sidex Trading, SRL & Sidex Int'l, Plc

Metanef, SA

Metagrimex, SA

Metalexportimport,SA

Romania-wide

 

22.97

32.36

33.40

25.60

88.62

South Africa

 

Highveld

Iscor/Saldhana

All Others

 

9.28

9.28

9.28

Taiwan

 

China Steel/Yieh Loong

An Feng

All Others

 

29.14

29.14

20.28

Thailand

 

SSI

SSM

All Others

 

7.48

20.30

7.48

Ukraine

 

Ukraine-wide

 

89.49

 

 

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