Category Archives: Trade Cases

Commerce Preliminary Decision to Exclude Tire Cord Rod

By Fred Waite, AWPA Counsel The US Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its preliminary results in the changed circumstances review regarding the requested exclusion of grade 1078 and higher tire cord quality wire rod from the antidumping (AD) orders on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Korea and the United Kingdom. Based on … Continue reading Commerce Preliminary Decision to Exclude Tire Cord Rod

AD Order on Wire Rod from Mexico – Preliminary Determination in Circumvention Investigation

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced its preliminary determination in the circumvention investigation of the antidumping (AD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. The DOC has preliminarily determined that imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod with an actual diameter less than 4.75 mm produced and/or … Continue reading AD Order on Wire Rod from Mexico – Preliminary Determination in Circumvention Investigation

CANADA to Impose Worldwide Tariffs, including Stainless Wire and Wire Rod

by Bracewell LLC Despite assurance over the past several months that a successful renegotiation of NAFTA would lead to the end of Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, termination of the tariffs was not part of the new US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) and there is no indication that negotiations are … Continue reading CANADA to Impose Worldwide Tariffs, including Stainless Wire and Wire Rod

Need to Watch your Product Exclusion for Rebuttals?

Exclusion requesters will have seven days from the opening of the rebuttal period to submit rebuttals. Objectors to exclusion requests will then have a seven-day surrebuttal period to post responses, which will be opened once rebuttals are posted by the Department and the case file is reopened. To further assist industry moving through the process, … Continue reading Need to Watch your Product Exclusion for Rebuttals?

EXCLUSION GRANTED – How to Request a Refund of Tariffs Paid

This is an involved process which will require the expertise of your Customs Broker! To request an administrative refund for previous imports of excluded products granted by the US Department of Commerce (Commerce), importers may file a post summary correction (PSC) and provide the product exclusion number in the Importer Additional Declaration Field. Once products … Continue reading EXCLUSION GRANTED – How to Request a Refund of Tariffs Paid

Section 232 Product Exclusion Requests – By The Numbers

The AWPA has been tracking Section 232 Product Exclusion Requests, Objections and Decisions in the Bar, Rod and Wire sector.  These include products of Carbon, Alloy and Stainless material. By the Numbers 12,215 Product Exclusion Requests were posted, as of September 4, 2018 1597 Objections to Product Exclusion Requests were posted, as of September 4 … Continue reading Section 232 Product Exclusion Requests – By The Numbers

Tire Cord Wire Rod Exclusion Request for Korea and United Kingdom

The domestic wire rod industry has submitted a request to the US Department of Commerce (Commerce) to exclude grade 1078 and higher tire cord quality wire rod from the antidumping (AD) orders on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Korea and the United Kingdom.  One other country which also supplies this product to … Continue reading Tire Cord Wire Rod Exclusion Request for Korea and United Kingdom

Trump Imposes More Tariffs on China – List 3

Yesterday evening, the President formally announced tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports starting one week from today on September 24.  The final version of List 3 retained the vast majority of tariff lines on the original proposed list, including 5,745 of the original 6,031 lines.  The US Trade Representative (USTR) removed just under … Continue reading Trump Imposes More Tariffs on China – List 3

Section 301 Tariffs from the US and Retaliation by China Set for Friday, July 6

As a result of the finding that Chinese Intellectual Property practices are ‘Unreasonable or Discriminatory and Burden or Restrict US Commerce’, the Trump Administration is set to impose 25% tariffs on $34 billion in imports from China (List 1).  There is a threat of an additional $16 billion to be imposed at a future date … Continue reading Section 301 Tariffs from the US and Retaliation by China Set for Friday, July 6

Section 232 Retaliations Hit the United States

With the addition of Canada, Mexico and the European Union (EU) countries to Trump’s Section 232 Steel Tariffs of 25%, these trading partners are finalizing and imposing retaliatory tariffs on US exports.  A full list of retaliations is being tracked by the National Association of Manufacturers. These rod and wire items will face 25% tariffs … Continue reading Section 232 Retaliations Hit the United States