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U.S. to Continue Electrical Steel Trade Case

12/3/2013 - The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of non-oriented electrical steel from six countries.
The petitioner, AK Steel, has alleged that China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan are selling the product in the U.S. at less than fair value and that the governments of China, Korea, and Taiwan are illegally subsidizing the product.
Chairman Irving A. Williamson and Commissioners Dean A. Pinkert, David S. Johanson, and Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the affirmative. Commissioners Shara L. Aranoff and F. Scott Kieff did not participate in these investigations.
As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its investigations on imports of this product, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about 10 January 2014, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about 26 March 2014.