U.S. Commerce Department has initiated an anti-dumping probe on
imports of grain-oriented electrical steels from seven
The countries are
China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Poland and
Russia, it said Oct. 25.
It is also conducting
a countervailing duty investigation on imports of
grain-oriented electrical steels from China.
AK Steel Corp.,
Allegheny Technologies Inc. and the United Steelworkers union
filed a petition last month requesting the probe (
amm.com, Sept. 18).
Imports from the seven
countries are allegedly sold at less than fair value, with a
dumping rate of 38.54 to 257.61 percent.
determinations are scheduled to be announced on or before Nov.
If it is determined
that there is a reasonable indication that imports from those
seven countries materially injure or threaten material injury
to the domestic market, the investigation will continue.
Commerce is scheduled to make a preliminary determination on
the countervailing duty in December and the anti-dumping duty
in March 2014.
Grain-oriented electrical steel imports from China were
valued at an estimated $1.2 million in 2012, the Czech Republic
at $7.7 million, Germany at $5.1 million), Japan at $38.2
million, South Korea at $11.1 million, Poland at $10.3 million
and Russia at $10 million.
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel