Removing the US antidumping duty orders on imports of certain hot-rolled flat steel from seven countries would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping, the US Commerce Department said in a final determination.
The decision follows an expedited five-year sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on hot-rolled coil from Australia, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey and UK, according to a Federal Register notice Jan. 5.
Should the duties be removed, Commerce found dumping would likely occur at margins of up to 29.58% for Australia, 34.28% for Brazil, 11.7% for Japan, 11.1% for South Korea, 3.73% for the Netherlands, 24.32% for Turkey and 33.06% for the UK.
This was the first sunset review of the antidumping duty orders, which were put in place in September 2016.
Commerce also issued a final determination that removing the existing countervailing duty order on HRC imports from Brazil would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of subsidies at up to 11.3%. This decision also follows an expedited five-year sunset review.
— Justine Coyne