June 3, 2014
News Release 14-054
Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1207-1208 (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 rail tie wire from China and Mexico that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the USITC's affirmative determinations, antidumping duty orders will be issued on imports of this product from China and Mexico.

The Commission's public report Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire from China and Mexico (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1207-1208 (Final), USITC Publication 4473, June 2014) will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after July 3, 2014. After that date, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: target="_blank">http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp. Copies also may be requested after that date by emailing pubrequest@usitc.gov, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by fax at 202-205-2104.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire from China and Mexico
Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1207-1208 (Final)

Product Description: Prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire is a high carbon steel wire; stress relieved or low relaxation; indented or otherwise deformed; meeting at a minimum the American Society for Testing and Materials ("ASTM") A881/A881M specification; regardless of shape, size, or other alloy element levels; suitable for use as prestressed tendons in concrete rail ties ("PC tie wire"). High carbon steel is defined as steel that contains 0.6 percent or more of carbon by weight. PC tie wire is specifically designed to be used as prestressed tendons in the construction of railroad ties. PC tie wire introduces compression into the concrete and strengthens the tie. Prestressed tendons in the concrete ties help improve the tensile resistance to support the flexural forces imparted by trains that travel along the rails.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigations: Final antidumping.
2. Petitioners: Davis Wire Corp., Kent, WA; Insteel Wire Products Co., Mount Airy, NC.
3. Investigations instituted by the USITC: April 23, 2013.
4. Commission's hearing: May 6, 2014.
5. USITC vote: June 3, 2014.
6. USITC determinations and views issued: June 12, 2014.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of producers in 2013: Two.
2. Location of producers' plants: Florida and Washington.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2013: (1)
4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2013: (1)
5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2013: (1)

U.S. Imports:

1. From the subject countries during 2013: (1)
2. From other countries during 2013: (1)
3. Leading sources during 2013: Mexico, Thailand, and China.

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

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