Administrative Review of AD Order on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico (2018/2019) – Preliminary Results

From Fred Waite and Kim Young, AWPA Counsel

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) published its preliminary results in the administrative review of the antidumping (AD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico.

The review originally covered five Mexican producers/exporters during the period from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

The DOC has calculated a preliminary weighted-average dumping margin of 2.49% for Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V. – the sole mandatory respondent.

 The DOC has also assigned a preliminary dumping margin of 2.49% to the other Mexican companies which are subject to this review but have not been individually examined:

(a)      Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V.

(b)      Talleres y Aceros de C.V.

The DOC has rescinded the administrative review of ArcelorMittal Las Truchas S.A. de C.V. because it is no longer in operation; its assets were sold to ArcelorMittal Mexico S.A. de C.V.

 The DOC has found that Grupo Villacero S.A. de C.V. made no shipments of subject wire rod to the United States during the period of review.

The DOC plans to complete this review by June 2021.  The current dumping duty deposit rates will remain in effect until the DOC’s final results are published in the Federal Register.