The US Department of Commerce levied a 32.26pc anti-dumping duty (AD) on carbon and alloy steel threaded rods imported from Taiwan.
The order follows a Commerce investigation that determined steel rods were imported into the US at less than fair value on Dec 9, 2019. The results of the investigation were then referred to the International Trade Commission, which, on Jan 23, ruled the imported material hurt the industry.
The five Taiwanese companies hit with the duties are Quintain Steel, Top Forever Screws, Fastenal Asia Pacific (TW Repres), QST International, and Ta Chen Steel Pipe. Smaller quantities of the same product were also imported from other Taiwanese companies, according to the order.
Commerce will subsequently instruct Customs and Border Protection to uphold suspension of all liquidated carbon and alloy steel threaded rods imported from Taiwan on or after Sept 25, 2019—the date the investigation began.