Biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia

On March 23, the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, an ad hoc association composed of the National Biodiesel Board and 15 confidential members, filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. 

Biodiesel is an environmentally friendly fuel source because it is made from renewable resources and produces lower emissions. Petitioners have requested AD duties of 23.3 percent (Argentina) and 34 percent (Indonesia), as well as CVD duties to offset subsidies.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will hold a public preliminary conference on April 13, in which interested parties (U.S. producers, importers, purchasers, and foreign producers/exporters) may testify and answer ITC staff questions about the biodiesel industry and market. 

For more information, contact: Benjamin Blase Caryl

Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from 10 Countries

Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Nucor Corporation, Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., and Charter Steel filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod (CASWR) from the countries identified below.

AD - Belarus, Italy, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, the Republic of South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.  CVD petitions - Turkey and Italy.

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. Petitioners have requested AD duties as high as 821 percent, as well as CVD duties to offset subsidies provided by the Turkish and Italian governments.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will hold a public preliminary conference on April 18, in which interested parties (U.S. producers, importers, purchasers, and foreign producers/exporters) may testify and answer ITC staff questions about the CASWR industry and market. 

For more information, contact: Bob LaFrankie, Benjamin Blase Caryl

Carton-Closing Staples from China

On March 31, North American Steel & Wire, Inc./ ISM Enterprises filed an antidumping (AD) duty petition on imports of carton-closing staples from China. Carton-closing staples secure or close the flaps of corrugated and solid paperboard cartons and boxes. Petitioner has requested AD duties as high as 148.8 percent.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will hold a public preliminary conference on April 21, in which interested parties (U.S. producers, importers, purchasers, and foreign producers/exporters) may testify and answer ITC staff questions about the carton-closing staple industry and market.