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Commerce Assigns Final AD Margins in CTL Plate Investigations

Written by Sandy Williams

The Department of Commerce has announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping investigations of imports of steel cut-to-length plate from Brazil, South Africa and Turkey.

Brazil mandatory respondents were assigned dumping margins of 74.52 percent based on adverse facts for failure to cooperate in the investigation. All other producers and exporters in Brazil will also have a final dumping margin of 74.52 percent.

Turkey mandatory respondent was assigned a final dumping margin of 50.0 percent for failure to cooperate in the investigation. All other producers and exporters from Turkey received a final dumping margin of 42.02 percent.

Commerce also found that critical circumstances exist for all exporters from Brazil and Turkey which will result in Customs and Border Protection imposing retroactive provisional measures on imports of CTL plate effective 90 days prior to the preliminary determinations of September 7, 2016.

South Africa mandatory respondent received a dumping margin of 94.14 percent for failure to cooperate in the investigation and all other producers and exporters were assigned a margin of 87.72 percent.

The products covered by the investigations are certain carbon and alloy steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances (cut-to-length plate). Subject merchandise includes plate that is produced by being cut-to-length from coils or from other discrete length plate and plate that is rolled or forged into a discrete length.

The investigations were initiated by petitioners ArcelorMittal USA, Nucor, and SSAB Enterprises, LLC.

The U.S. International Trade Commission is schedule to make its final injury determination on January 13, 2017. If the ITC makes an affirmative determination Commerce will issue AD orders.

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