November 19, 2013
News Release 13-117
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-505 and 731-TA-1231-1237 (P)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC VOTES TO CONTINUE CASES
ON GRAIN-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL FROM CHINA, CZECH REPUBLIC,
GERMANY, JAPAN, KOREA, POLAND, AND RUSSIA
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 grain- oriented electrical steel from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and that are allegedly subsidized by the government of China.
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 investigations on imports of this product, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about December 30, 2013, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about March 13, 2014.
The Commission's public report Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-505 and 731-TA-1231-1237 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4439, November 2013) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.
Copies of the report are expected to be available after December 18, 2013, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-505 and 731-TA-1231-1237 (Preliminary)
Product Description: Grain-oriented electrical steel ("GOES") is a flat-rolled alloy steel product, containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in a proportion that would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in coils or in strength lengths. GOES is used primarily in the production of laminated cores for large and medium-sized electrical power transformers and distribution transformers.
Status of Proceedings: 1. Type of investigations: Preliminary countervailing and antidumping duty. 2. Petitioners: AK Steel Corp., West Chester, OH; Allegheny Ludlum LLC, Pittsburgh, PA; and the United Steel Workers, Pittsburgh, PA. 3. Preliminary investigations instituted by the USITC: September 18, 2013. 4. Commission's conference: October 25, 2013. 5. USITC vote: November 19, 2013. 6. USITC determinations issued: November 20, 2013. 7. USITC views issued: November 27, 2013. U.S. Industry: 1. Number of producers: 2. 2. Location of producers' plants: Ohio and Pennsylvania. 3. Employment of production and related workers in 2012: (1). 4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2012: (1). 5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2012: (1). U.S. Imports: 1. From the subject countries during 2012: $86.7 million (32,318 short tons). 2. From other countries during 2012: $8.8 million (2,925 short tons). 3. Leading sources during 2012 (in terms of total value): Japan, Korea, Poland, Russia, and Czech Republic.
(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.