Commerce, ITC probe rebar imports

Sep 26, 2013 | 06:54 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  steel, rebar, rebar imports, Mexico, Turkey, dumping, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission ITC

NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Commerce officially launched an investigation to determine preliminary dumping margins against rebar imports from Mexico and Turkey and countervailing duty investigations against Turkey Sept. 25.

U.S. rebar producers filed the long-anticipated trade complaint with Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) earlier this month (, Sept. 4).

Meanwhile, in a separate but related phase of the process, representatives for Turkey and Mexico and domestic rebar producers presented their arguments before the ITC, which will decide in October whether Commerce’s investigation moves forward.

U.S. producers argued that they are being injured by cheap imports from Turkey and Mexico.....

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