AISI Reacts to Positive Cold-Rolled Steel Cases Announcement

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For Immediate Release
July 22, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) President and CEO Thomas J. Gibson today issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of Commerce (DOC) final determinations in the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations on imports of cold-rolled steel from Brazil, India, South Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom:

“We are pleased that DOC has used the tools made available to it to provide significant relief through affirmative AD and CVD findings in the ongoing cold-rolled steel cases. The U.S. trade remedy laws are the only means by which domestic industry can begin to mitigate the devastating impact from dumped and subsidized foreign imports,” Gibson said.

In yesterday’s announcement, DOC set antidumping duties ranging from 14 to 35 percent on imports from Brazil, 8 percent on India, 6 to 34 percent on South Korea, 1 to 13 percent on Russia, and 5 to 26 percent on the United Kingdom. It also set countervailing duties of 11 percent on imports from Brazil, 10 percent on India, 4 to 58 percent on South Korea, and 1 to 7 percent on Russia.

These cases were filed last year by AISI members AK Steel Corporation, ArcelorMittal USA LLC, Nucor Corporation, United States Steel Corporation, and others.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
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