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January 27, 2020

U.S. Commerce Department Sets Duties On Fabricated Steel Imports From Canada, China, And Mexico

On Friday, January 24, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it had made affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of fabricated structural steel (FSS) from Canada (AD only), China and Mexico, and a negative final determination in the CVD investigation of FSS from Canada.

Commerce determined that producers and exporters from Canada, China, and Mexico have sold FSS at less than fair value in the United States at rates of zero percent to 6.70 percent, 61.71 percent to 154.14 percent, and zero to 30.58 percent, respectively. The department also determined that producers and/or exporters from China and Mexico received countervailable subsidies at rates of 27.34 percent to 206.49 percent and 0.01 percent to 68.87 percent, respectively.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will make its final injury determinations by March 9, 2020.  If the ITC makes affirmative final injury determinations, the Commerce Department will issue AD and CVD orders. If the ITC makes negative final determinations of injury, the investigations will be terminated, and no orders will be issued.

Click here to read the Commerce Department’s fact sheet on this decision.