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Commerce On The Import Of Pre-made Steel Structures

May 04, 2020

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) overturned the ruling imposed by the US Department of Commerce on the imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on prefabricated steel structures imported from China, Canada and Mexico. ITC ruled that such products should be imported No harm to the interests of American producers.


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On February 26, 2019, in response to an application filed by the American Steel Structure Industry Association on February 4, 2019, the US Department of Commerce announced that it initiated an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation on prefabricated steel structures imported from Canada, China and Mexico.
The dumping margins of Canada, China and Mexico are considered to be 30.41%, 222.35% and 30.58% respectively.


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According to the US Department of Commerce, the prefabricated steel structure products imported from Canada, China and Mexico in 2017 were approximately US $ 658.3 million, US $ 841.7 million and US $ 406.6 million respectively.


On July 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a positive preliminary determination of countervailing subsidies for prefabricated steel structures imported from China and Mexico, and a negative preliminary determination of countervailing subsidized steel structures imported from Canada.


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On January 24, 2020, the US Department of Commerce announced a positive final ruling on anti-dumping for prefabricated steel structures imported from China, Mexico, and Canada, a positive final ruling on anti-subsidy for prefabricated steel structures imported from China and Mexico The prefabricated steel structure from Canada made a negative final determination of countervailing.However, the final anti-dumping ruling of the US Department of Commerce requires the determination of the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

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If ITC makes a positive final damage ruling, the Ministry of Commerce will issue anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders. If ITC makes a negative final damage ruling, the investigation will be terminated and no order will be issued.

Due to a negative decision by the US Trade Commission on February 25, the US will not impose anti-dumping duties or countervailing duties on imports from Canada, China or Mexico.

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