February 6, 2024
News Release 24-013
Inv. No(s). 701-TA-685 and 731-TA-1599-1601 and 731-TA-1603
Contact: Elizabeth Nesbitt, 202-205-1819
Tin Mill Products from Canada, China, and Germany Do Not Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of tin mill products from Canada, China, and Germany that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the Government of China. 

The Commission further found that the imports of these products from South Korea that Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value are negligible and voted to terminate the antidumping duty investigation concerning South Korea.

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the negative with respect to the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations for Canada, China, and Germany. They made a finding of negligibility with respect to the antidumping duty investigation involving South Korea.

As a result of the Commission’s negative determinations, no antidumping and countervailing duty orders will be imposed on imports for Canada, China, and Germany. As a result of the finding of negligibility, the antidumping duty investigation regarding imports from South Korea will be terminated.

The Commission’s public report Tin Mill Products from Canada, China, Germany, and South Korea (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-685 and 731-TA-1599-1601 and 731-TA-1603 (Final), USITC Publication 5492, February 2024) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by March 13, 2024; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.

Washington, DC 20436


Tin Mill Products from Canada, China, Germany, and South Korea
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-685 and 731-TA-1599-1601, 1603 (Final)

Product Description: The products covered by these investigations are tin mill flat-rolled products that are coated or plated with tin, chromium, or chromium oxides. Flat-rolled steel products coated with tin are known as tinplate. Flat-rolled steel products coated with chromium or chromium oxides are known as tin-free steel or electrolytic chromium-coated steel. The scope includes all the noted tin mill products regardless of thickness, width, form (in coils or cut sheets), coating type (electrolytic or otherwise), edge (trimmed, untrimmed or further processed, such as scroll cut), coating thickness, surface finish, temper, coating metal (tin, chromium, or chromium oxide), reduction (single- or double-reduced), and whether or not coated with a plastic material.

Status of Proceedings:

  1. Type of investigations: Final countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations. 
  2. Petitioners: Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Cleveland, Ohio; and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union ("USW"), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 
  3. USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
  4. USITC Hearing Date:  Thursday, January 4, 2024.
  5. USITC Vote Date:  Tuesday, February 6, 2024.
  6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, February 26, 2024.

U.S. Industry in 2022:

  1. Number of U.S. producers:  3.
  2. Location of producers’ plants:  California, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia.
  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:  1
  2. Nonsubject imports:  1
  3. Leading import sources:  Canada, Germany, Netherlands.


1 Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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