ADD & CVD Cases Against Italian Carbon and Alloy Steel Rod – By Frank Desiderio

Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy and Nine Other Countries were Filed on March 28, 2017

  1. Type of Actions: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”).
  1. Product: The imported merchandise that Petitioners intend to cover in these investigations is described as follows:

The merchandise covered by these investigations are certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) definitions for (a) stainless steel; (b) tool steel; (c) high-nickel steel; (d) ball bearing steel; or (e) concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products (i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of the following elements: 0.1 percent or more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorous, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium). All products meeting the physical description of subject merchandise that are not specifically excluded are included in this scope.


III. HTS classifications: The products under investigation are currently classifiable under subheadings 1213.91.3011, 1213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093; 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 1227.20.0030, 7227 .20.0080, 1221 .90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 1221.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the HTSUS. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 1227.90.6090 of the HTSUS also may be included in this scope if they meet the physical description of subject merchandise above. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive.


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