Commerce has issued an affirmative final determination in the antidumping investigation of imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar from Japan and Turkey. Commerce also found that the products in question were unfairly subsidized by the government of Turkey.
The product in this investigation is steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade or lack thereof.
“The United States can no longer sit back and watch as its essential industries like steel are destroyed by foreign companies unfairly selling their products in the U.S. markets,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. “We will continue to take action on behalf of U.S. industry to defend American businesses, their workers, and our communities adversely impacted by unfair imports.”
The petitioners in the investigation were the Rebar Trade Action Coalition and its individual members: Byer Steel Group, Inc. (OH), Commercial Metals Company (TX), Gerdau Ameristeel U.S. Inc. (FL), Nucor Corporation (NC), and Steel Dynamics, Inc. (IN).
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to announce its final determinations on or about June 29, 2017, for Japan and/or Turkey. If the ITC makes affirmative final determinations that imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar from Japan and/or Turkey materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, Commerce will issue AD and CVD orders.