January 10, 2024
News Release 24-003
Inv. No(s). 701-TA-686
Contact: Elizabeth Nesbitt, 202-205-1819
Brass Rod from India Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of brass rod from India that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are subsidized by the Government of India.

Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. Chairman David S. Johanson voted in the negative.

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determination, Commerce will issue a countervailing duty order on imports of this product from India. 

The Commission’s public report Brass Rod from India (Inv. No. 701-TA-686 (Final), USITC Publication 5485, February 2024) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

The report will be available by February 29, 2024; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.

Washington, DC 20436


Brass Rod from India
Investigation No: 701-TA-686 (Final)

Product Description: The products covered by this investigation are brass rod and bar (“brass rod”), which is defined as leaded, low-lead, and no-lead solid brass made from alloys such as, but not limited to the following alloys classified under the Unified Numbering System (UNS) as C27450, C27451, C27460, C34500, C35000, C35300, C35330, C36000, C36300, C37000, C37700, C48500, C67300, C67600, and C69300, and their international equivalents. The brass rod subject to these investigations has an actual cross-section or outside diameter greater than 0.25 inches but less than or equal to 12 inches. Brass rod may be produced in accordance with ASTM B16, ASTM B124, ASTM B981, ASTM B371, ASTM B453, ASTM B21, ASTM B138, and ASTM B927. Conformity to an ASTM standard is not required for the merchandise to be included within the scope.

Status of Proceedings:

  1. Type of investigation:  Final countervailing duty investigation.
  2. Petitioners: American Brass Rod Fair Trade Coalition; Mueller Brass Co., Port Huron, Michigan; and Wieland Chase LLC, Montpelier, Ohio.
  3. USITC Institution Date:  Thursday, April 27, 2023.
  4. USITC Hearing Date:  Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
  5. USITC Vote Date:  Wednesday, January 10, 2024.
  6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Thursday, February 1, 2024.

U.S. Industry in 2022:

  1. Number of U.S. producers:  3.
  2. Location of producers’ plants:  Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. 
  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 2022:

  1.  Subject imports:  $112.9 million.2
  2.  Nonsubject imports:  $11.9 million.3
  3. Leading import sources:  South Korea, Brazil, and Israel.


1 Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.
2 Subject import data are for all subject countries in investigation Nos. 701-TA-686-688 and 731-TA-1612-1617 (Final): Brass Rod from Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, and South Korea.
3 Nonsubject import data are for all countries other than Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, and South Korea.


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