NEW YORK The Commerce Departments International
Trade Administration (ITA) has initiated an anti-dumping duty
investigation into imports of prestressed concrete steel rail
tie wire from China, Mexico and Thailand.
The ITA has issued dumping margins of 67.43 percent for Chinese
producers; 159.44 percent for Mexican producers; and 53.72
percent for Thai producers. Petitioners Insteel Industries Inc.
and Davis Wire Corp. filed a trade case last month, arguing
that low-priced imports are hurting the domestic market (
amm.com, April 24
The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to make
its preliminary injury determination by June 7.