On March 28, 2017, Petitioners Charter Steel, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., and Nucor Corporation filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties and countervailing duties on imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Belarus, Italy, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, the Republic of South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The merchandise covered by these investigations are certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) definitions for (a) stainless steel; (b) tool steel; (c) high-nickel steel; (d) ball bearing steel; or (e) concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products (i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of the following elements: 0.1 percent or more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorous, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium). All products meeting the physical description of subject merchandise that are not specifically excluded are included in this scope.

The products under investigation are currently classifiable under subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093; 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the HTSUS. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 of the HTSUS also may be included in this scope if they meet the physical description of subject merchandise above. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Charter Steel Division of Charter Manufacturing Co., Inc. 1658 Cold Springs Road Saukville, WI

Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc. 4221W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 600 Tampa, FL 33607

Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc. 7000 S.W. Adams Street Peoria, IL 6164I

Nucor Corporation 1915 Rexford Road Charlotte, NC 28211

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Paul C. Rosenthal KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP 3050 K Street, N.W., Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20007

Alan H. Price WILEY REIN LLP 1776 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

Belarus: 179.07 – 304.94%

Italy: 26.36%

Korea: 41.72 – 53.09%

Russia: 216.50 – 821.40%

South Africa: 159.35 – 164.08%

Spain: 32.64%

Turkey: 45.10%

Ukraine: 21.64 – 61.64%

United Arab Emirates: 69.57%

United Kingdom: 88.25%

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN

Countervailing Duty Petitions issued against Turkey and Italy. Amounts of additional duties unspecified.

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

2014 2015 2016
Ukraine
Volume (Short Tons) 14,625 79,053 161,451
Value ($) 7,593,872 32,193,311 55,020,251
AUV ($/ton) 519.22 407.24 340.79
Russia
Volume (Short Tons) 12,329 6,857 103,322
Value ($) 6,767,392 1,990,581 32,345,643
AUV ($/ton) 548.89 290.30 313.06
Korea
Volume (Short Tons) 109,026 128,862 101,970
Value ($) 62,412,884 59,063,380 45,600,970
AUV ($/ton) 572.46 458.35 447.20
Turkey
Volume (Short Tons) 210,096 259,183 98,497
Value ($) 116,601,073 118,914,522 41,437,292
AUV ($/ton) 554.99 458.80 420.70
Spain
Volume (Short Tons) 35,357 79,999 78,711
Value ($) 21,876,182 45,177,273 40,739,328
AUV ($/ton) 618.73 564.72 517.58
United Kingdom
Volume (Short Tons) 71,380 45,507 51,642
Value ($) 40,631,184 21,658,292 20,527,204
AUV ($/ton) 569.23 475.93 397.49
Belarus
Volume (Short Tons) 0 9,059 35,381
Value ($) 0 2,891,618 10,447,009
AUV ($/ton) 0 319.21 295.27
Italy
Volume (Short Tons) 346 246 33,163
Value ($) 481,267 256,802 12,197,582
AUV ($/ton) 1,389.21 1,043.34 367.81
United Arab Emirates
Volume (Short Tons) 53 17,889 22,159
Value ($) 34,262 6,017,609 6,995,365
AUV ($/ton) 651.05 336.38 315.69
South Africa
Volume (Short Tons) 0 45,605 22,049
Value ($) 0 16,993,449 7,053,438
AUV ($/ton) 0 372.62 319.90