Commerce's Trade Probe Unveiled: October Anniversarie Under Review

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The U.S. Department of Commerce is set to scrutinize various antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders with October anniversary dates. Requests for administrative reviews have been received, prompting Commerce to initiate investigations into steel and other products. Stakeholders are urged to participate in the process, marking a significant chapter in trade evaluation.


In a pivotal move, the U.S. Department of Commerce is responding to requests for administrative reviews of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders with October anniversary dates. This comprehensive investigation, effective December 6, 2023, encompasses a diverse range of products, from stainless steel flanges to passenger vehicle tires.

The background of this initiative traces back to timely requests received by Commerce, aligning with 19 CFR 351.213(b), indicating a keen interest in evaluating trade practices within specified time frames.

Commerce is set to initiate administrative reviews for a plethora of products, including Stainless Steel Flanges from India, Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan and the Republic of Korea, Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico, and more. The aim is to issue final results no later than October 31, 2024, marking a comprehensive evaluation of trade dynamics.

For instance, the stainless steel flanges from India will be scrutinized for the period October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023. Various companies, such as Balkrishna Steel Forge Pvt. Ltd. and Viraj Impoexpo, Ltd., will be subject to review.

Respondent selection and initiation of reviews follow the guidelines outlined in 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), emphasizing transparency and adherence to regulatory frameworks.


The initiation of administrative reviews by the U.S. Department of Commerce underscores a commitment to fair trade practices and the meticulous examination of trade dynamics. Stakeholders are encouraged to participate, ensuring a diverse range of products undergo scrutiny for antidumping and countervailing duties. This process, slated to conclude by October 31, 2024, signifies a crucial phase in trade assessment, promoting transparency and equity in international commerce.

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