On June 3, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing its decision to initiate a countervailing and antidumping duty (CV/AD) investigation of prestressed concrete steel wire strand under 7312.10.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).
The investigations are in response to a petition filed by American Spring Wire Corp of Bedford Heights, OH; Insteel Wire Products Co. of Mt. Airy, NC; and Sumiden Wire Products Corp. of Dickson, TN. The Commission must reach its decision in this CD/AD investigation by July 13, 2009.
Also, on June 19, 2009, the Commissioin announced a CV/AD investigation of imports of certain steel grating products from China classified under HTSUS 7308.90.7000.
The products covered by this investigation include certain steel grading, consisting of two or more pieces of steel, including load-bearing pieces and cross pieces, joined by any assembly process. From 2006 to 2008, imports of steel grating products from China increased by 538.44% to an estimated $90.7 million in 2008.
In this instance, the Commission is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determination on or about July 13, 2009. The fact sheet detailing the alleged violation can be found here.