NEW YORK The U.S. Commerce Department has issued an affirmative preliminary determination in an anti-dumping duty investigation on imports of prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire from China and Mexico.
Commerce set dumping margins of 14.64 percent on exports of the product from Tianjin, China-based Silvery Dragon Group Technology & Trading Co. Ltd. and 18.02 percent for all other Chinese producers. It set a dumping margin of 27.88 percent for Mexican producers, including Mexico City-based Aceros Camesa SA de CV. Thailand was also investigated but was not found to have dumped.
The trade petition was brought by Mount Airy, N.C.-based Insteel Wire Products Co. and Kent, Wa.-based Davis Wire Corp. in April (amm.com, April 24).
The product is primarily used in concrete rail ties for commuter and high-speed rail lines.
Insteel Wire and Davis Wire couldnt be reached for comment.