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USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom

July 20, 2022
News Release 22-079
Inv. No. 701-TA-540-543 and 731-TA-1283-1287 and 1290
Contact: Laura Bloodgood, 202-934-5625
USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of cold-rolled steel flat products from China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time, and that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the existing orders on imports of this product from China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom will remain in place. As a result of the Commission’s negative determinations, the existing orders on imports of these products from Brazil will be ended.

For the reviews of imports from China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, Randolph J. Stayin, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. For the reviews of imports from Brazil, Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Jason E. Kearns and Amy A. Karpel voted in the negative. Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein and Randolph J. Stayin voted in the affirmative.

Today’s action comes under the five-year (sunset) review process required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. See the attached page for background on these five-year (sunset) reviews.

The Commission’s public report Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-540-543 and 731-TA-1283-1287 and 1290 (First Review), USITC Publication 5339, August 2022) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the reviews.

The report will be available by August 17, 2022; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.  


BACKGROUND

The Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires the Department of Commerce to revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order, or terminate a suspension agreement, after five years unless the Department of Commerce and the USITC determine that revoking the order or terminating the suspension agreement would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or subsidies (Commerce) and of material injury (USITC) within a reasonably foreseeable time.

The Commission’s institution notice in five-year reviews requests that interested parties file responses with the Commission concerning the likely effects of revoking the order under review as well as other information. Generally within 95 days from institution, the Commission will determine whether the responses it has received reflect an adequate or inadequate level of interest in a full review. If responses to the USITC’s notice of institution are adequate, or if other circumstances warrant a full review, the Commission conducts a full review, which includes a public hearing and issuance of questionnaires.

The Commission generally does not hold a hearing or conduct further investigative activities in expedited reviews. Commissioners base their injury determination in expedited reviews on the facts available, including the Commission’s prior injury and review determinations, responses received to its notice of institution, data collected by staff in connection with the review, and information provided by the Department of Commerce.

The five-year (sunset) review concerning Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom was instituted on June 1, 2021.

On September 7, 2021, the Commission voted to conduct full reviews. Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, Randolph J. Stayin, and Amy A. Karpel concluded that for the reviews concerning China, India, and South Korea, the domestic group response was adequate and the respondent group responses were inadequate and voted for full reviews. For the reviews concerning Brazil, Japan, and the United Kingdom, Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, Randolph J. Stayin, and Amy A. Karpel concluded that the domestic group response was adequate and the respondent group responses were adequate and voted for full reviews.

A record of the Commission’s vote to conduct full reviews is available from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by telephone by calling 202-205-1802.

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