Senators call on ITC to protect rebar

Apr 29, 2013 | 05:31 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  U.S. International Trade Commission, Sherrod Brown, Lindsey Graham, rebar, imports, American Institute for International Steel, David Phelps, Jim Kerkvliet Joseph Alvarado

NEW YORK — Fourteen senators have called on the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to protect the domestic rebar industry by maintaining anti-dumping duties on concrete reinforcing bar imports from several countries in Asia and eastern Europe.

The senators, including Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) and Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), said in a letter to ITC chairman Irving A. Williamson that maintaining current anti-dumping duties on products from China, Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine would be in the interest of the U.S. rebar industry and work force. The letter comes as the ITC is deliberating whether to maintain existing import duties on rebar imports from those countries (, April 23).....

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