Potential anti-dumping duties on rebar shipments from Turkey
and Mexico could be implemented in early March, while potential
countervailing duties on Turkish rebar could be imposed as soon
as late December, according to a timeline for the trade
The U.S. International
Trade Commission (ITC) determination on whether U.S. producers
have been injured by imports of Turkish and Mexican rebar was
originally scheduled for Oct. 21, but that has been pushed back
to Nov. 6 due to the partial government shutdown this
If the ITC rules Nov.
6 that domestic producers have been injured by imports, the
U.S. Commerce Department will continue the investigation it
began in September to determine anti-dumping and countervailing
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determine preliminary subsidy margins Dec. 16 and
countervailing duties would go into effect about a week later
after they have been published in the Federal Register,
according to a Commerce Department spokesman. Preliminary
anti-dumping margins against the two countries would be
determined Feb. 27 and also go into effect about a week
That means that a
rebar importer of record may begin paying countervailing duties
to U.S. Customs and Border Protection as early as the second
half of December and anti-dumping duties as early as the first
half of March.
However, all of the
deadlines could be pushed back if parties to the case ask for
extensions, a practice the Commerce Department spokesman
referred to as "routine."