USS-Posco Industries Inc. (UPI) will move on to the next step
in its evaluation of a possible anti-dumping case against
Chinese cold-rolled sheet, a source close to the company
Calif.-based flat-rolled producer has decided to proceed with a
"preliminary case assessment" for a possible complaint on
Chinese cold-rolled sheet, which is considered the major import
factor for this product in the far West. This would include a
determination of the actual procedure for filing a claim and
the potential duties likely to be sought, the source said.
UPI last month
confirmed it was discussing its options with attorneys for
filing an anti-dumping petition on Chinese cold-rolled sheet
based on regional considerations, which historically has been
viewed as more difficult than a complaint based on alleged
market damage in the overall U.S. market (
amm.com Dec. 18).
UPI, a joint venture of U.S. Steel Corp. and South Korean
steelmaker Posco Ltd., in addition to cold-rolled sheet
produces hot-rolled pickled, and oiled and galvanized sheet, as
well as tin mill products.