October 23, 2014
News Release 14-108
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-505 and
731-TA-1231, 1232, 1235, and 1237 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin; 202-205-1819
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by reason of imports of grain-oriented electrical steel from China, Czech Republic, Korea, and Russia that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and from China that the Department of Commerce has determined are subsidized.
Chairman Meredith M. Broadbent, Vice Chairman Dean A. Pinkert, and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson, David S. Johanson, and F. Scott Kieff voted in the negative. Commissioner Rhonda K. Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative.
As a result of the USITC's negative determinations, no antidumping duty or countervailing duty orders will be issued on imports of this product from China, Czech Republic, Korea, and Russia.
The Commission's public report Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from China, Czech Republic, Korea, and Russia (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-505 and 731-TA-1231, 1232, 1235, and 1237 (Final), USITC Publication 4500, November 2014) will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigations.
The report will be available after November 25, 2014. After that date, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.
Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from
China, the Czech Republic, Korea, and Russia
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-505 and 731-TA-1231, 1232, 1253, and 1237 (Final)
Product Description: Grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) is a flat-rolled alloy steel product, with the metallic grains elongated lengthwise along the direction of rolling, of conventional or high magnetic permeability, and is available in either coils or straight lengths. GOES undergoes cutting, punching, coating, and other operations to manufacture laminated electro-magnetic cores for electrical power and distribution transformers. Specifically excluded are flat-rolled products not in coils that, prior to importation into the United States, have been cut to shape and undergone all punching, coating, or other operations necessary for classification as a transformer part (i.e., a laminated core).
Status of Proceedings: 1. Type of investigation: Final countervailing duty and antidumping. 2. Petitioners: AK Steel Corp., West Chester, OH; Allegheny Ludlum LLC, Pittsburgh, PA; and the United Steel Workers, Pittsburgh, PA. 3. Investigation instituted by USITC: September 18, 2013. 4. USITC hearing: July 24, 2014. 5. USITC vote: October 23, 2014 (China, the Czech Republic, Korea, and Russia). 6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: November 4, 2014. U.S. Industry: 1. Number of U.S. producers in 2013: Two. 2. Location of producers' plants: Ohio and Pennsylvania. 3. Employment of production and related workers in 2013: 1/ 4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments in 2013: 1/ 5. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2013: 1/ 6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption in 2013: 1/ U.S. Imports in 2013: 1. From China, the Czech Republic, Korea, and Russia during 2013: $23.3 million. 2. From Germany, Japan, and Poland during 2013: $48.1 million. 3. From other countries during 2013: $6.7 million. 4. Leading sources during 2013: Japan, the Czech Republic, and China (in terms of total value).
1/ Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.