On October 23, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that U.S. industry is not materially injured nor threatened with materially injury due to imports of grain-oriented electrical steel from China, Czech Republic, Korea and Russia. The U.S. Department of Commerce determined on September 24, 2014 that these imports are sold in the United States at less than fair value and that imports from China are subsidized. However, because the USITC did not find material injury to U.S. industry, no antidumping or countervailing duty orders will be issued on grain-oriented electrical steel from these countries.
The six commissioner panel voted 5-1 that U.S. industry was not harmed by the imports, Commissioner Rhonda K. Schmidtlein was the lone affirmative vote. The Commission’s public report on this matter will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigations. The report will be available after November 25, 2014, and can be accessed here.
The petitioners in this investigation are AK Steel Corp of West Chester, OH; Allegheny Ludlum LLC of Pittsburgh, PA; and the United Steel Workers of Pittsburgh, PA. In 2013, imports of grain-oriented electrical steel to the United States from China, Czech Republic, Korea and Russia totaled $23.3 million.
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