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USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Steel Nails from India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey

February 11, 2022
News Release 22-021
Inv. No. 701-TA-673-677 and 731-TA-1580-1583
Contact: Jennifer Andberg, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Steel Nails from India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of steel nails from India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.
 
Chair Jason E. Kearns, Vice Chair Randolph J. Stayin, and Commissioners David S. Johanson, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative.  
 
As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of imports of steel nails from India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about March 25, 2022 and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about June 8, 2022.
 
The Commission’s public report Steel Nails from India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-673-677 and 731-TA-1580-1583 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5283, February 2022) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.
 
The report will be available after March 15, 2022; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:  https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library. 

UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436
 
FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS
 
Steel Nails from India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-673-677 and 731-TA-1580-1583 (Preliminary)
 
Product Description:  The merchandise covered by these investigations is certain steel nails having a nominal shaft or shank length not exceeding 12 inches. Certain steel nails include, but are not limited to, nails made from round wire and nails that are cut from flat-rolled steel or long-rolled flat steel bars. Certain steel nails may be of one piece construction or constructed of two or more pieces. Examples of nails constructed of two or more pieces include, but are not limited to, anchors comprised of an anchor body made of zinc or nylon and a steel pin or a steel nail; crimp drive anchors; split-drive anchors, and strike pin anchors. Also included in the scope are anchors of one piece construction.
 
Status of Proceedings:
  1. Type of investigation:  Preliminary countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
  2. Petitioners:  Mid Continent Nail Corporation, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  3. USITC Institution Date:  Thursday, December 30, 2021.
  4. USITC Conference Date:  Thursday, January 20, 2022.
  5. USITC Vote Date:  Friday, February 11, 2022.
  6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, February 14, 2022.
U.S. Industry in 2020:
  1. Number of U.S. producers:  9
  2. Location of producers’ plants:  Arkansas, California, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee
  3. Production and related workers:  [1]
  4. U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  1
  5. Apparent U.S. consumption:  1
  6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  1

U.S. Imports in 2020

  1. Subject imports:  $263 million.
  2. Nonsubject imports:  $639 million.
  3. Leading import sources:  China, Canada, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey.
 

[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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