ITC: Structural steel imports may be harming U.S. producers

Excerpt: If Commerce finds that structural steel imports are materially injuring or threatening material injury to domestic producers, preliminary duties will be imposed on imports.

[March 20, 2019 | Inside U.S. Trade]

Imports of fabricated structural steel from Canada, Mexico and China could be harming domestic producers, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled in a preliminary determination this week, allowing the Commerce Department to continue to investigate and, possibly, impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

The ruling was unanimous.

The ITC has 45 days after a petition is filed to Commerce to give an initial impression of whether there is a “reasonable indication” that imports are causing harm to a U.S. producer, according to Commerce’s Federal Register notice on the structural steel probes.

Commerce received AD and CVD petitions from the American Institute of Steel Construction on Feb. 4. Commerce’s International Trade Administration then launched CVD investigations into 43 of 44 alleged subsidy programs in Canada. As for Mexico, the ITA initiated CVD probes into 17 of 19 alleged subsidy programs, and in China, the ITA is looking into 25 of 26 alleged programs….

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