NEW YORK The U.S. Commerce Department will initiate anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty investigations against imports of non-oriented electrical steel from six countries, it said Nov. 7.
The subject imports in the anti-dumping duty investigation are from China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Sweden and Taiwan, while the countervailing duty probe covers arrivals from China, South Korea and Taiwan.
The decision comes one day after the International Trade Commission (ITC) heard arguments relating to AK Steel Corp.s trade petition against non-oriented electrical steel imports from the same six countries (amm.com, Nov. 6). West Chester, Ohio-based AK Steel is the only domestic producer of the product in the United States.
An ITC determination on whether there is evidence of material injury is due by Dec. 2. If affirmative, Commerce will make a preliminary countervailing duty determination in January, with its initial anti-dumping duty determination due in March.