US ITC Finds Injury from Wire Mesh Import from Mexico
United States International Trade Commission has determined that US industry is materially injured by reason of imports of standard steel welded wire mesh that the US Department of Commerce has determined are subsidized by the government of Mexico. As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determination, Commerce will issue a countervailing duty order on imports of standard steel welded wire mesh from Mexico.
The scope of investigation covers uncoated standard welded steel reinforcement wire mesh produced from smooth or deformed wire. Standard wire mesh is produced in square and rectangular grids of uniformly spaced steel wires that are welded at all intersections. Sizes are specified by combining the spacing of the wires in inches or millimeters and the wire cross-sectional area in hundredths of square inch or millimeters squared. Standard wire mesh may be packaged and sold in rolls or in sheets.
Status of Proceedings:
1. Type of investigations: Final countervailing duty investigation.
2. Petitioners: Insteel Industries Inc Mount Airy North Carolina, Mid-South Wire Co Nashville Tennessee, National Wire LLC Conroe Texas, Oklahoma Steel & Wire Co Madill Oklahoma and Wire Mesh Corp Houston Texas.
3. USITC Institution Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
4. USITC Hearing Date: February 12, 2021.
5. USITC Vote Date: March 17, 2021.
6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date: April 5, 2021.