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
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
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,
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.