AMM.com Copying and distributing are prohibited without permission of the publisher
Email a friend
  • To include more than one recipient, please separate each email address with a semi-colon ';', to a maximum of 5


ITC rules in favor of AK Steel in trade case

Keywords: Tags  AK Steel Corp., non-oriented electrical steel, International Trade Commission, ITC, Commerce Department, anti-dumping, countervailing, Allegheny Technologies Inc. Rey Mashayekhi


NEW YORK — The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled in favor of AK Steel Corp. in an anti-dumping and countervailing trade petition against imports of non-oriented electrical steel from six countries.

The ITC determined Dec. 2 there was a "reasonable indication" that the domestic industry has been "materially injured" by allegedly cut-priced imports from China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Sweden and Taiwan, as well as allegedly subsidized imports from China, Korea and Taiwan.

West Chester, Ohio-based AK Steel filed the trade case in September, complaining that imported material had driven down prices and placed a strain on the company’s margins (amm.com, Sept. 30). AK Steel is the sole U.S. producer of the material.

The Commerce Department has initiated an investigation into non-oriented electrical steel imports, with a preliminary countervailing duty determination due by Jan. 10 and a preliminary anti-dumping duty determination due by March 26 (amm.com, Nov. 8).

The ITC decision came two weeks after it issued a similar ruling in a trade case filed by AK Steel, Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Technologies Inc. and the United Steelworkers union against imports of grain-oriented electrical steel from seven countries (amm.com, Nov. 19).


Have your say
  • All comments are subject to editorial review.
    All fields are compulsory.



Latest Pricing Trends