SEATTLE (Scrap Monster):The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has announced its decision to postpone the date of its preliminary antidumping investigation of steel wire rod imports from China.
The original date for preliminary dumping determination was July 10th, 2014. But this date has been postponed upon request from the petitioners including Arcelor Mittal, Charter Steel, Evraz Pueblo, Gerdau Ameristeel Inc., and Nucor Corporation. The press release issued by the US DOC states that the new date would be 29th August, 2014.
Earlier during the month, the USITC (US International Trade Commission) had taken its determinations in its five year reviews dealing with Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Trinidad and Tobago, Moldova, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil and Ukraine.
The commission had made a positive determination regarding the existing countervailing duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Brazil and anti dumping duty orders on the products from Trinidad and Tobago, Moldova, Mexico, Indonesia and Brazil. Further, the commission had made a negative decision regarding the existing anti dumping duties on the products from Ukraine.