MEXICO CITY The Mexican Secretariat of Economy has opened an anti-dumping investigation into imports of galvanized wire mesh from China.
The move follows a request from Mexican long steel products producer Deacero SA de CV, which claimed Chinese imports have been affecting the domestic industry, according to a resolution published in Mexicos official gazette this week.
Authorities will now investigate imports of galvanized wire mesh from China for the period spanning Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012, during which time imports increased 32 percent, according to the resolution.
Prices for the imported products were 38 to 52 percent lower than those charged by Mexican producers, it noted.
A version of this article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel First.