EU Imposes AD Duty on PCS Wires & Strand Imports from China
The European Commission has imposed a definitive antidumping duty on imports of certain pre and post stressing wires and wire strands of non alloy steel, PSC wires & strands, originating in China. The measures took the form of an ad valorem duty rate of 46.2 %, with the exception of Kiswire Qingdao Ltd at 0 % as well as Ossen Innovation Materials Co Joint Stock Company Ltd and Ossen Jiujiang Steel Wire Cable Co Ltd at 31.1 %.
The decision came at the end of a review that the European Stress Information Service requested on February 28, 2020, on behalf of more than 25% of the total EU production of PSC.
Subject products are not plated or not coated wire of non-alloy steel, wire of non-alloy steel plated or coated with zinc and stranded wire of non-alloy steel whether or not plated or coated with not more than 18 wires, containing by weight 0.6 percent or more of carbon, with a maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeding 3 mm, currently falling under CN codes ex 7217 10 90, ex 7217 20 90, ex 7312 10 61, ex 7312 10 65 and ex 7312 10 69 and originating in China (but not with any further coating material) seven wire strands in which the diameter of the central wire is identical to or less than three percent greater than the diameter of any of the six other wires shall not be covered by the definitive antidumping duty.
The product under review is mostly used as a concrete reinforcement by the construction industry' but can also be found in suspension elements and in stay cable bridges. It is produced from high carbon steel wire rods which are cleaned, drawn, heated and - in case of strands - wound together helicoidally to achieve specific characteristics of diameter, resistance and stability.