USITC VOTES TO CONTINUE CASES ON NON-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL FROM CHINA, GERMANY, JAPAN, KOREA, SWEDEN, AND TAIWAN

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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 non- oriented electrical steel from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and that are allegedly subsidized by the governments of China, Korea, and Taiwan.

Chairman Irving A. Williamson and Commissioners Dean A. Pinkert, David S. Johanson, and Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the affirmative. Commissioners Shara L. Aranoff and F. Scott Kieff did not participate in these investigations.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its investigations on imports of this product, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about January 10, 2014, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about March 26, 2014.

The Commission's public report Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-506-508 and 731-TA-1238-1243 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4441, December 2013) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after December 30, 2013, by emailing

pubrequest@usitc.gov, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.


FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan

Investigation Nos. 701-TA-506-508 and 731-TA-1238-1243 (Preliminary)

Product Description: Non-oriented electrical steel ("NOES") is a cold-rolled, flat-rolled, alloy steel product, whether or not in coils, of any width, having an actual thickness of 0.20 mm or more, in which the core loss is substantially the same in any direction of magnetization in the plane of the material. NOES contains by weight at least 1.25 percent but less than 3.5 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, and not more than 1.5 percent of aluminum. Status of Proceedings: 1. Type of investigations:  Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty. 2. Petitioner:  AK Steel Corp., West Chester, Ohio.  3. Preliminary investigations instituted by the USITC:  September 30, 2013. 4. Commission's conference:  November 6, 2013. 5. USITC vote:  December 2, 2013. 6. USITC determinations to the U.S. Department of Commerce:  December 2, 2013. 7. USITC views to the U.S. Department of Commerce:  December 9, 2013. U.S. Industry: 1. Number of producers in 2012:  Two. 2. Location of producers' plants:  Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. 3. Employment of production and related workers in 2012:  1/ 4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2012:  1/ 5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2012:  1/ U.S. Imports: 1. From the subject countries during 2012:  $90.7 million. 2. From other countries during 2012:  $8.1 million. 3. Leading sources during 2012:  Japan, Taiwan, China, Sweden, Germany, and Korea (in terms        of total value).

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