AWPA Members Vote to Oppose Wire Rod Petitions

The Active Members of the American Wire Producers Association have voted overwhelmingly to oppose the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions filed by the US Domestic Rod industry against carbon and alloy wire rod imports from 10 countries.

AWPA will oppose the petitions, testifying at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and submitting a post-conference brief.

On March 28, four domestic wire rod producers, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Nucor Corporation, Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., and Charter Steel, filed new antidumping (AD) petitions against carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the United Kingdom and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy and Turkey.

The petition alleges the following dumping margins:

Belarus 179.07% – 304.94%
Italy 26.36%
Korea 41.72% – 53.09%
Russia 216.50% – 821.40%
South Africa 159.35% – 164.08%
Spain 32.64%
Turkey 45.10%
Ukraine 21.64% – 61.64%
UAE 69.57%
United Kingdom 88.25%

As you know, there are already existing dumping orders, most of which are in place until the next review in 2019, from these countries:

Brazil – AD    74.45 to 98.69
Brazil – CVD 2.76 to 6.74%
China – AD   106.19 to 110.25%
China – CVD 178.46 to 193.31%
Indonesia 0.00 to 4.06%
Mexico 1.54 to 20.11%
Moldova 369.10
Trinidad & Tobago 11.40 to 23.95%

The full Petition, submitted by four US wire rod companies, is posted on the AWPA website, along with other material in connection with this case.

What’s Next?

  • Monday, April 10: All parties (importers, foreign producers, interested parties) who want to participate must Notice an Appearance with the ITC.
  • Tuesday, April 18: ITC Preliminary Staff Conference

AWPA will testify – Kimberly Korbel and 3-4 AWPA members

  • Friday, April 21: Post conference briefs are due.
  • Thursday, May 11: Preliminary Injury Determination by the ITC – VOTE

If you have any questions about AWPA’s role in this investigation, please contact Kimberly Korbel, AWPA Executive Director,