Antidumping Order Established for Steel
Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Mexico


December 16, 2014

On November 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that based upon an affirmative final determination by Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce was issuing an antidumping order (AD) on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico.

The merchandise subject to this order is steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter or grade. The subject merchandise is classified in the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States primarily under item Nos. 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010.

Specifically excluded are plain rounds and deformed steel wire meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings and without being subject to an elongation test.

The Federal Register notice indicates that the estimated weighted average dumping margins are as follows:

 

Producer or exporter

Estimated weighted-average dumping margin (percent)

Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V

20.58

Grupo Acerero S.A. de C.V

66.70

Grupo Simec

66.70

All Others

20.58

Now that an order has been established, importers can file scope requests with Commerce on whether their products are inside or outside the scope of the order. If an importer obtains a scope decision that its product is outside the scope, then that decision can be provided to the various Customs ports so that the merchandise can be entered without Customs challenging whether the product is within the scope.

If you have any questions about this or other customs matters, please contact Steve Spraitzar at steve.spraitzar@tuttlelaw.com or at (415) 986-8780.

Steve Spraitzar is an attorney with the Law Offices of George R. Tuttle in San Francisco.

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