The United States International Trade Commission on January 8 has determined that a US industry is materially injured by reason of imports of prestressed concrete steel wire strand from Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates that the US Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and are subsidized by the government of Turkey. As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue a countervailing duty order on imports of this product from Turkey and antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
The Commission also made negative findings concerning critical circumstances with regard to imports of this product from Colombia, Egypt, Netherlands, and Turkey that are sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result, these imports will not be subject to retroactive antidumping duties.
The merchandise covered by these investigations is prestressed concrete steel wire strand, produced from wire of non stainless, non galvanized steel, which is suitable for use in prestressed concrete (both pre-tensioned and post-tensioned) applications. The product definition encompasses covered and uncovered strand and all types, grades, and diameters of PC strand. PC strand is normally sold in the United States in sizes ranging from 0.25 inches to 0.70 inches in diameter.
Petitioners are Insteel Wire Products Company Mount Airy North Carolina, Sumiden Wire Products Corporation Dickson Tennessee and Wire Mesh Corporation Houston Texas.