April 17, 2014
News Release 14-034
Inv. No. 731-TA-1214 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of steel threaded rod from Thailand that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman Irving A. Williamson and Commissioners Dean A. Pinkert, David S. Johanson, Meredith M. Broadbent, and F. Scott Kieff voted in the negative.

As a result of the USITC's negative determination, no antidumping duty order will be issued on imports of this product from Thailand.

The Commission's public report Steel Threaded Rod from Thailand (Investigation No. 731-TA- 1214 (Final), USITC Publication 4462, May 2014) will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigation.

The report will be available after May 22, 2014. After that date, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp. Copies also may be requested after that date by emailing pubrequest@usitc.gov, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by fax at 202-205-2104.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Certain Steel Threaded Rod from Thailand
Investigation No. 731-TA-1214 (Final)

Product Description: Certain steel threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon quality steel, threaded along greater than 25 percent of its length, with a solid, circular cross section, of any diameter, in any straight length, that has been forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled, machine straightened, or otherwise cold-finished. This product is primarily used in commercial construction applications to suspend support systems for electrical conduit, pipes for plumbing, HVAC ductwork, sprinkler systems, etc. Normally, one end of the threaded rod is fastened to the ceiling and the other end is fastened to the support that is holding the pipes or ductwork or sprinkler.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigation: Final antidumping.
2. Petitioners:  All America Threaded Products, Inc., Denver, CO; Bay Standard Manufacturing,
       Inc., Brentwood, CA; and Vulcan Threaded Products, Inc., Pelham, AL.
3. Investigation instituted by USITC:  June 27, 2013.
4. USITC hearing:  March 20, 2014.
5. USITC vote:  April 17, 2014.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  May 1, 2014.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of U.S. producers in 2013:  5.
2. Location of producers' plants:  Alabama, California, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
       and Texas.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2013: (1)
4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments in 2013: (1)
5. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2013: (1) 
6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption in 2013: (1)

U.S. Imports in 2013:

1. From the subject countries during 2013:  India $14.2 million, Thailand $10.5 million.
2. From other countries during 2013:  $29.6 million.
3. Leading sources during 2013:  China, India, and Thailand (in terms of total value).

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

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