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.
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
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
amm.com, Nov. 6). West Chester, Ohio-based AK
Steel is the only domestic producer of the product in the
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.