CERTAIN STEEL CONCRETE REINFORCING BARS
FROM INDONESIA, POLAND, AND UKRAINE
INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS ITC
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of certain steel concrete reinforcing bars from Indonesia, Poland, and Ukraine that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.
All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.
As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will direct the U.S. Customs Service to impose antidumping duties on imports of certain concrete reinforcing bars from Indonesia, Poland, and Ukraine.
The Commission's public report Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Indonesia, Poland, and Ukraine (Investigations Nos. 731-TA-875, 880, and 882 (Final), USITC Publication 3425, May 2001) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.
Copies may be obtained after June 13, 2001, by calling 202-205-1809 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202- 205-2104.
Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Indonesia, Poland, and Ukraine
Investigations Nos. 731-TA-875, 880, and 882 (Final)
Product Description: Steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) is principally for reinforcement and crack-control of concrete. These investigations cover all deformed steel concrete reinforcing bars, sold in straight lengths, and classifiable under HTS subheading 7214.20.00 or any other subheading of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. However, plain-round rebar and rebar that has been further processed through bending or coating are specifically excluded.
Status of Proceedings: 1. Type of investigations: Final antidumping. 2. Petitioners: The Rebar Trade Action Coalition (Washington, DC) and its individual members AmeriSteel (Tampa, FL); Auburn Steel Co., Inc. (Auburn, NY) (1); Birmingham Steel Corp. (Birmingham, AL); Border Steel, Inc. (El Paso, TX); CMC Steel Group (Seguin, TX); Marion Steel Co. (Marion, OH); Nucor Steel (Darlington, SC); and Riverview Steel (Glassport, PA). 3. Investigations instituted by USITC: June 28, 2000. 4. Hearing: April 5, 2001. 5. USITC vote: May 15, 2001. 6. USITC determination and views to Department of Commerce: May 25, 2001. U.S. Industry (Regional U.S. Industry) (2): 1. Number of domestic producers in 2000: 15 (12) (2) 2. Location of producers' plants: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas) (2) 3. Employment of production and related workers in 2000: 4,216 (2,771) (2) 4. U.S. producers' shipments in 2000: 6,308,658 short tons (3,842,009 short tons) (2) 5. U.S. consumption, 2000: (3) 6. Ratio of quantity of imports from all sources to U.S. consumption in 2000: (3) 7. Ratio of quantity of subject imports to U.S. consumption in 2000: (3) U.S. Imports: 1. Quantity of subject imports in 2000 from Indonesia, Poland, and Ukraine: 237,346 short tons (237,332 short tons) (2). 2. Value of subject imports in 2000 from Indonesia, Poland, and Ukraine: $47,742,000 ($47,736,000) (2).
(1) Auburn Steel is not a petitioner with respect to Indonesia. In March 2001, Nucor Steel announced an agreement to buy almost all of Auburn Steel's steel bar-mill assets in New York.
(2) Commissioners Marcia E. Miller, Jennifer A. Hillman, and Dennis M. Devaney determined that the industry consists of all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Chairman Stephen Koplan, Vice Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, and Commissioner Lynn M. Bragg determined that the industry consists of 30 states (regional: all states east of the Mississippi River plus Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas) as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The information in parentheses on this fact sheet represents the regional U.S. industry.
(3) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.