ITC rules to continue rebar dumping case

Nov 01, 2013 | 11:10 AM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  rebar, trade case, anti-dumping duty, countervailing duty, import investigation, International Trade Commission, ITC, Mexico rebar Turkey rebar

NEW YORK —  The International Trade Commission (ITC) has made a preliminary determination that imports of rebar from Turkey and Mexico have materially injured or threaten to injure U.S. rebar producers, it said Nov. 1.

The ruling will allow the Commerce Department’s anti-dumping and countervailing duty margin investigation to proceed against the two countries.

The determination follows rebar producers’ petition to the ITC to begin investigations into imports of allegedly dumped rebar from Turkey and Mexico and subsidized rebar from Turkey, which producers claim have injured and threaten to further injure the U.S. industry (amm.com, Sept. 4).

The ITC voted 5-0 in favor of domestic producers on imports from Turkey, and 4-1 in favor of domestic producers on imports from Mexico, with Commissioner Shara L. Aranoff voting against, and new commissioner F. Scott Kieff abstaining from both votes, Alan H. Price, lead counsel for the domestic producers, told AMM. ....





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