SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 21, May 21, 2020

Anti-Dumping Inquiries Being Pursued for Certain Southeast Asian Stainless Steel and Tires

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The United Steelworkers union has filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on certain passenger vehicles and light trucks from southeast Asia. The petitions cite dumping margins as high as 195% for Korea, 147% for Taiwan, 217% for Thailand and 33% for Vietnam. The petitions also allege certain government subsidies benefitting Vietnamese tire producers. The petitions have been filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce to determine whether dumping and illegal subsidies are occurring and the U.S. International Trade Commission to confirm whether there is harm or threatened harm to U.S. industry.

In a separate action, the Commerce Department has self-initiated a circumvention inquiry involving stainless steel products from China that are completed in Vietnam and then exported to the United States. The Commerce Department alleges that shipments of stainless sheet and strip from Vietnam to the United States increased 180% over a previous 40-month time period for calculations. If the agency preliminarily finds that circumvention is occurring, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be directed to collect cash deposits on imports of stainless sheet and strip completed in Vietnam with Chinese-origin inputs.

For more information, contact Stuart Gosswein at stuartg@sema.org.

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