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U.S. Agency Votes to Continue Rebar Trade Case

11/4/2013 - 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 steel concrete reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and allegedly subsidized by the government of Turkey.
Chairman Irving A. Williamson and commissioners Dean A. Pinkert, David S. Johanson, and Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the affirmative. Commissioner Shara L. Aranoff voted in the affirmative with respect to subject imports from Turkey and in the negative with respect to subject imports from Mexico. Commissioner 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 products with its preliminary countervailing duty determination concerning Turkey due on or about 16 December 2013, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations concerning Mexico and Turkey due on or about 27 February 2014.
Petitioners in the investigation include the Rebar Trade Action Coalition and its individual members: Nucor Corp., Gerdau Ameristeel, Commercial Metals Co., Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, and Byer Steel Corp.U.S