May 16, 2011
News Release 11-048
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-479 and 731-TA-1183-1184 (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 materially injured by reason of imports of galvanized steel wire from China that are allegedly subsidized and from China and Mexico that are allegedly 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 duty investigation on imports of this product from China and its antidumping duty investigations on imports of this product from China and Mexico, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about June 24, 2011, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about September 7, 2011.

The Commission's public report Galvanized Steel Wire from China and Mexico (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-479 and 731-TA-1183-1184 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4234, May 2011) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after June 13, 2011, by emailing, 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


Galvanized Steel Wire from China and Mexico
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-479 and 731-TA-1183-1184 (Preliminary)

Product Description: The imported merchandise covered by the scope of these investigations is galvanized steel wire. This product consists of all galvanized steel wire with a diameter of 0.5842 mm (0.0230 inches) or larger, plated or coated with zinc (whether by hot-dipping or electroplating). Galvanized steel wire is an intermediate product used to make corrosion resistant wire products such as fencing, bale ties, chicken coop wire, stucco netting, woven wire mesh, filter wire mesh, vineyard wire, wire cloth, wire shelving, wire racks, wire decking, and wire rope.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigations:  Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty.
2.   Petitioners:  Davis Wire Corp., Irwindale, CA; Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc.,
               Johnstown, PA; Mid-South Wire Co., Inc., Nashville, TN; National Standard,
               LLC/DW-National Standard-Niles, LLC, Niles, MI; and Oklahoma Steel & Wire Co.,
               Inc., Madill, OK.
3.   Investigations instituted by the USITC:  March 31, 2011.
4.   Commission's Conference:  April 21, 2011.
5.   USITC vote:  May 16, 2011.
6.   USITC determinations to the U.S. Department of Commerce:  May 16, 2011.
7.   USITC views to the U.S. Department of Commerce:  May 23, 2011.

U.S. Industry:

1.   Number of producers in 2010:  Ten.
2.   Locations of producers' plants:  Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois,
               Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and
3.   Employment of production and related workers in 2010:  666.
4.   U.S. producers' U.S. shipments (excluding exports) in 2010:
     486,120 short tons, valued at $491 million.
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption in 2010:  $670 million.
6.   Ratio of the subject imports to U.S. production in 2010:  21.9 percent.

U.S. Imports:

1.   From China during 2010:  $38 million.
2.   From Mexico during 2010:  $56 million.
3.   From other countries during 2010:  $84 million.
4.   Leading sources during 2010:  Canada, China and Mexico (in terms of total value).

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