July 1, 2010
News Release 10-073
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-466 and 731-TA-1162 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

WIRE DECKING FROM CHINA DOES NOT INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by reason of imports of wire decking from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioners Daniel R. Pearson, Shara L. Aranoff, and Dean A. Pinkert voted in the negative. Commissioners Charlotte R. Lane and Irving A. Williamson voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission's negative determinations, no antidumping or countervailing duty order will be issued on imports of this product from China.

The Commission's public report Wire Decking from China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-466 and 731-TA-1162 (Final), USITC Publication 4172, July 2010) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies may be obtained after August 10, 2010, by emailing pubrequest@usitc.gov, calling 202-205-2000, or by writing the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Wire Decking from China
Investigations Nos. 701-TA-466 and 731-TA-1162 (Final)

Product Description:

The product covered by these investigations is welded-wire rack decking, which is also known as, among other things, "pallet rack decking," "wire rack decking," "wire mesh decking," "bulk storage shelving," or "welded-wire decking." The subject merchandise is used to form a shelf surface in a rack storage system in warehouse, commercial, and industrial storage installations. U.S. Customs and Border protection has ruled that the merchandise subject to these investigations is classified under subheading 9403.90.8040 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). Wire decking has also entered under HTS 7217.10, 7217.20, 7326.20, 7326.90, 9403.20.0020, and 9403.20.0030.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Types of investigations:  Final antidumping and countervailing duty.
2. Petitioners: AWP Industries, Inc., ITC Manufacturing, Inc., J&L Wire Cloth, Inc.,          
      Nashville Wire Products Mfg. Co., Inc., and Wireway Husky Corp.
3. Investigations instituted by USITC: June 5, 2009.
4. Hearing: May 27, 2010.
5. USITC vote: July 1, 2010.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: July 13, 2010.  

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of U.S. firms involved in production of wire decking in 2009: 8.
2. Production volume is concentrated in Tennessee, Arizona, Kentucky, and Minnesota.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2009: 361.
4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments in 2009: $85 million.
5. U.S. apparent consumption in 2009: (1) 
6. Ratio of quantity of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption in 2009: (1)

U.S. Imports:

1. Quantity of subject imports in 2009: (1)
2. Value of subject imports in 2009: (1)

(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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