Clad steel mills clash on Japan export role

Dec 05, 2012 | 04:13 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  ArcelorMittal, Dynamic Materials, JFE, Nippon, JSW, clad steel plate, dumping, ITC Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — Domestic and foreign clad steel plate makers are preparing to go head to head over Japanese exports during an anti-dumping duty order hearing Thursday in Washington.

The five-year sunset review of imports of clad steel plate from Japan will be the third review at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) since duties of 118.53 percent were imposed on the Asian nation’s producers some 16 years ago (, Feb. 20, 2007).

Domestic petitioners ArcelorMittal USA LLC and Dynamic Materials Corp. have argued that revocation of the duty order likely will lead to material injury to the domestic industry in light of Japan’s overcapacity issues. Clad steel plate overcapacity in Japan reached nearly 66,000 tons in 2011, more than double the 30,000 tons in 2006, they said.....

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