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ITA sets higher final duties on China rail tie wire

Keywords: Tags  prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire, wire rod, anti-dumping, Mexico, China, Thailand, Silvery Dragon Group, Aceros Camesa Insteel Wire Products

NEW YORK — The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has set anti-dumping duties on prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire from China that are significantly higher than preliminary duties assessed four months ago.

In a final determination April 29, the ITA set dumping margins of 31.4 percent on imports from Silvery Dragon Group Technology & Trading Co. Ltd. and 35.31 percent on all other Chinese producers, up from preliminary margins of 14.64 and 18.02 percent (, Dec. 9), but a final dumping margin of 9.99 percent on Mexican producers, including Aceros Camesa SA de CV, was lower than the 27.88 percent preliminary assessment.

The ITA confirmed its preliminary assessment that imports from Thailand had not been dumped.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its final injury determinations on June 12.

The trade case was filed by Kent, Wash.-based Davis Wire Corp. and Mount Airy, N.C.-based Insteel Wire Products Co.

The product is primarily used in concrete rail ties for commuter and high-speed rail lines.

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