The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of collated steel staples from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. The Commission further found that imports of this product from Korea and Taiwan are negligible and voted to terminate those investigations.
Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson, Meredith M. Broadbent, and Rhonda K. Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative with respect to China and made findings of negligibility with respect to Korea and Taiwan. Commissioner Jason E. Kearns did not participate in these investigations.
As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of this product from China, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about August 30, 2019, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about November 16, 2019. As a result of the Commission’s findings of negligibility, the investigations concerning imports of this product from Korea and Taiwan will be terminated. Read More →