Trade petition filed vs. nickel-plated steel

Mar 29, 2013 | 02:06 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  nickel-plated steel, Tata Steel, Thomas Steel Strip, alkaline battery, Duracell, ITC, trade case, anti-dumping imports

NEW YORK — Thomas Steel Strip Corp. has filed an anti-dumping trade petition with the Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging that nickel-plated steel from Japan is injuring the U.S. industry.

The Warren, Ohio-based manufacturer, a division of India’s Tata Steel Ltd., argues that diffusion-annealed nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products imported from Japan have not only depressed U.S. prices, but also have caused a loss of market share and squeezed profits, according to a March 27 petition filed simultaneously with both federal agencies.

Thomas Steel Strip said it is the only U.S. producer of annealed nickel-plated steel, which uses cold-rolled sheet, tin mill black plate or stainless steel as a substrate.....

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