June 10, 2010
News Release 10-061
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-464 and 731-TA-1160 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of prestressed concrete steel wire strand from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are 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 Department of Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from China.

The Commission's public report Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-464 and 731-TA-1160 (Final), USITC Publication 4162, June 2010) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies may be obtained after July 13, 2010, by emailing pubrequest@usitc.gov, calling 202-205-2000, or by writing the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from China
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-464 and 731-TA-1160 (Final)

Product Description: PC strand is steel wire strand, other than of stainless steel, which is suitable for use in pre-tensioned and post-tensioned pre-stressed concrete applications (such as bridge decks, bridge girders, pilings, precast concrete panels and structural supports, roof trusses, floor supports, and certain concrete foundations). PC strand is commonly available in three grades, in covered and uncovered form, and in several nominal diameters. The most common PC strand configuration consists of six wires wound helically around a single wire core. These investigations encompass all types and diameters of PC strand whether uncoated (uncovered) or coated (covered) by any substance, including but not limited to, grease, plastic sheath, or epoxy. This merchandise includes, but is not limited to, PC strand produced to the American Society for Testing and Materials A 416 specification, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications, but excludes certain PC strand made from galvanized wire.

Status of Proceedings:

1.  Type of investigations:  Final antidumping and countervailing duty.
2.  Petitioners:  American Spring Wire Corp., Bedford Heights, OH; Insteel Wire Products Co.,
         Mt. Airy, NC; and Sumiden Wire Products Corp., Dickson, TN.
3.  Investigations instituted by the USITC:  May 27, 2009.
4.  Commission's Hearing:  May 6, 2010.
5.  USITC vote:  June 10, 2010.
6.  USITC determinations to the U.S. Department of Commerce:  June 22, 2010.
7.  USITC views to the U.S. Department of Commerce:  June 22, 2010.

U.S. Industry:

1.  Number of producers in 2009:  Five.
2.  Locations of producers' plants:  California, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina,
         Tennessee, and Texas.
3.  Employment of production and related workers in 2009:  258.
4.  Apparent U.S. consumption in 2009:  $248.7 million.
5.  Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2009:  19.8 percent.

U.S. Imports:

1.  From China during 2009:  $13.8 million.
2.  From other countries during 2009:  $35.4 million.
3.  Leading sources during 2009:  China continued to be the largest source of imports in 2009;
         other leading sources included Canada, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Taiwan
         (in terms of total value).

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