Imports of fabricated structural steel from Canada, China, and Mexico may come under anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) injury investigations following a petition that alleges it is being sold at less than fair market value in the US. If an investigation ensues, the Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission could assess AD/CVD duties.
The fabricated structural steel products in the petition include carbon and alloy steel products such as angles, columns, beams, girders, plates, flange shapes, channels, hollow section shapes, base plates, plate work components, and other fabricated steel products intended for installation in a structure. Fabricated structural steel is used in buildings (commercial, office, institutional, and multi-family residential), industrial and utility projects, parking decks, arenas and convention centers, medical facilities, ports, transportation, and infrastructure facilities.
The specific HTSUS goods included in the petition are classified as follows:
Products under investigation may also fall under the below HTS classifications.
Fabricated steel concrete reinforcing bar under certain condition, fabricated structural steel used for bridges and bridge sections, pre-engineered metal building systems, and steel roof and floor decking systems designed and manufactured to Steel Deck Institute Standards are not included in the petition.
The Commerce Department is accepting comments to support whether the petitions meet the AD/CV duty investigation requirements. These comments are due by February 21st. If you have questions, please contact Deringer’s compliance department.