Anti-dumping duties could curtail the flow of Chinese imports. Source: Adobe Stock/nattanan726.
The U.S. Department of Commerce yesterday announced preliminary affirmative rulings that corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) and certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) imported from Vietnam “produced from substrate originating in…China are circumventing existing antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders on CORE and cold-rolled steel imported from China,” according to their news release.
“The Commerce department has directed the United States’ customs and border protection agency (CBP) to collect anti-dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) cash deposits from importers of CORE produced in Vietnam using Chinese-origin substrate at rates of 199.43 percent and 39.05 percent, respectively,” according to this article, writing from the release. “CBP has also been directed to collect AD and CVD cash deposits on imports of cold-rolled steel produced in Vietnam using Chinese-origin substrate at rates of 265.79 percent and 256.44 percent, respectively.”
Many in the steel manufacturing are hailing the decision as a victory as far as solidifying the case against China when it comes to proving that country’s circumvention and “substantial transformation” tactics.
The decision on CORE and cold-rolled products may open the door for the steel pipe and tube industry to file or follow up on similar cases.
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