June 24, 2010
News Release 10-070
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-465 and 731-TA-1161 (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 certain steel grating 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 Certain Steel Grating from China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA- 465 and 731-TA-1161 (Final), USITC Publication 4168, July 2010) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies may be obtained after July 27, 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


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

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. Types of investigations:  Final antidumping and countervailing duty.
2. Petitioners:  Alabama Metal Industries Corp., Birmingham, AL; and Fisher & Ludlow, Inc., 
      Wexford, PA.
3. Investigations instituted by USITC:  May 29, 2009.
4. Hearing:  May 26, 2010.
5. USITC vote:  June 24, 2010.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  July 6, 2010.  

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of U.S. firms involved in production of certain steel grating in 2009:  7
2. Production plants are located in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Mississippi, 
      Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2009:  518.
4. U.S. producers' shipments in 2009:  108,443 tons valued at $162 million.
5. U.S. apparent consumption in 2009: (1)
6. Ratio of quantity of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption in 2009: (1)

U.S. Imports:

1. Quantity of subject imports in 2009: (1)
2. Value of subject imports in 2009: (1)

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

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