October 14, 2014
News Release 14-104
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-502 and 731-TA-1227 (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 steel concrete reinforcing bar from Mexico that are sold in the United States at less than fair value and from Turkey that are subsidized by the government of Turkey.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the USITC's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from Mexico and a countervailing duty order on imports of this product from Turkey.

The Commission's public report Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Mexico and Turkey (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-502 and 731-TA-1227 (Final), USITC Publication 4496, October 2014) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after November 13, 2014. After that date, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Mexico and Turkey
Investigation No. 701-TA-502 and 731-TA-1227 (Final)

Product Description: Steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form ("rebar") regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., nondeformed or smooth rebar). Also excluded is deformed steel wire meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size or grade) and without being subject to an elongation test. Rebar is a long-rolled steel product that is commonly used in construction projects to provide strength to concrete.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigation:  Final antidumping and countervailing duty.
2. Petitioners: The Rebar Trade Action Coalition and its individual members (Nucor
       Corporation, Charlotte, NC; Gerdau Ameristeel U.S. Inc., Tampa, FL; Commercial
       Metals Company, Irving, TX; Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc., McMinnville, OR;
       and Byer Steel Corporation, Cincinnati, OH).
3. Investigation instituted by USITC:  September 4, 2013.
4. USITC hearing:  September 15, 2014.
5. USITC vote:  October 14, 2014.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  October 23, 2014.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of U.S. producers in 2013:  9.
2. Location of producers' plants:  Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado,
       Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey,
       New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
       Virginia, and Washington. 
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2013:  4,183.
4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments in 2013:  $4.1 billion.
5. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2013:  $4.8 billion.
6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption in 2013: (1)

U.S. Imports in 2013:

1. From the subject countries during 2013:  (1)
2. From other countries during 2013:  (1)
3. Leading sources during 2013: Turkey, Mexico, and Spain (in terms of total value).

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

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