The US Department of Commerce has preliminarily determined antidumping duties (AD) on carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plates from Belgium.
In a notification published on Jul 30, Commerce indicated that some producers or exporters from the country sold the material at less than the fair value during the period of review (POR) from May 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020. The department also preliminarily determined that Dillinger and Industeel France had no shipments during the POR.
Commerce has therefore levied a preliminary AD of 0.51pc on Industeel Belgium and 6.40pc on NLMK Clabecq, NLMK Plate Sales, NLMK Sales Europe, NLMK Manage Steel Center and NLMK La Louviere.
The department has also imposed a preliminary AD of 3.46pc on 19 other companies including NLMK Dansteel and Verona, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, Salzgitter, and voestalpine.
Upon publication of the final results, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be instructed to collect a cash deposit equal to the AD margin for shipments of the subject merchandise entered or withdrawn on or after the date of publication. If the department finds in the final results that Dillinger and Industeel France had no shipments during the POR, CBP will also be instructed to liquidate any suspended entries that entered under their AD case number at the all-others rate.