July 10, 2009
News Release 09-051
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-465 and 731-TA-1161 (P)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain steel grating from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its countervailing and antidumping duty investigations on imports of this product from China, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about August 24, 2009, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about November 5, 2009.

The Commission's public report Certain Steel Grating from China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-465 and 731-TA-1161 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4087, July 2009) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after August 10, 2009, by emailing pubrequest@usitc.gov, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Certain Steel Grating from China
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-465 and 731-TA-1161 (Preliminary)

Product Description: Certain steel grating (commonly referred to as bar grating), consisting of two or more pieces of steel, including load-bearing pieces and cross pieces, joined by any assembly process, regardless of: (1) size or shape; (2) method of manufacture; (3) metallurgy (carbon, alloy, or stainless); (4) the profile of the pieces; and (5) whether or not they are galvanized, painted, coated, clad or plated. Specifically excluded are: expanded metal grating, which is a single sheet or thin plate that has been slit and pulled; and safety plank grating, which is a single sheet or thin plate that has been pierced and cold formed.

Status of Proceedings:

1.  Type of investigations:  Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty.
2.  Petitioners:  Alabama Metal Industries Corp., Birmingham, AL; and Fisher & Ludlow, Inc.,
       Wexford, PA.
3.  Preliminary investigations instituted by the USITC:  May 29, 2009.
4.  Commission's conference:  June 19, 2009.
5.  USITC vote:  July 10, 2009.
6.  USITC determinations to the U.S. Department of Commerce:  July 13, 2009.
7.  USITC views to the U.S. Department of Commerce:  July 20, 2009.

U.S. Industry:

1.  Number of producers in 2008:  Seven.
2.  Location of producers' plants:  Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Mississippi,
       Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
3.  Employment of production and related workers in 2008: (1)
4.  Apparent U.S. consumption in 2008: (1)
5.  Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2008: (1)

U.S. Imports:

1.  From the subject country during 2008:  $101.8 million.
2.  From other countries during 2008:  $31.7 million.
3.  Leading source during 2008:  China (in terms of total value).

(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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