Commerce Issues Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations of Tin Mill Products from Canada, the People’s Republic of China, Germany, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom
Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that imports of tin mill products from the People’s Republic of China, Canada, and Germany are being unfairly priced, i.e., dumped, into the U.S. market, as part of its antidumping duty (AD) investigations. Commerce also preliminarily finds that imports of tin mill products from the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom are not being dumped. Commerce’s preliminary findings investigate the behavior of and seek to hold foreign producers accountable for their unfair trade practices. These findings demonstrate that Commerce took a careful and nuanced approach based on the particular circumstances presented by each company and the governing provisions of U.S. law. These preliminary determinations underscore Commerce’s commitment to remedying unfair trade practices, to which U.S. workers, companies, and farmers are entitled under U.S. law.
After a thorough, transparent, and data-driven investigation, Commerce determined the following preliminary dumping rates:
Dumping Rate (%)
ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.
thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH
KG Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. and TCC Steel Corp.
Tata Steel IJmuiden BV
Ton Yi Industrial Corporation
Tosyali Toyo Celik A.S.; Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S.
Tata Steel UK Ltd.
* There is an accompanying China subsidy case, so this rate is adjusted for export subsidies and is 111.98% when collected at the border. This rate is also based on an adverse inference.
** Commerce only calculates an “all-others” rate when the finding is affirmative, i.e., above zero. For the preliminary findings where the rates are zero, all other companies will be subject to the preliminary dumping rate of zero.
Following this preliminary determination, Commerce will conduct in-person audits, referred to as verifications, in accordance with U.S. AD law, of the information companies submitted as part of the investigations. All parties will have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary determinations, which will be considered for the final determinations. Commerce is scheduled to announce its final determination for China on October 31 and is estimated to announce its final determination for all other countries on or around January 8, 2024.
If Commerce makes affirmative final determinations of dumping, an independent agency, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), will then determine whether the domestic industry has been materially harmed or threatened by material injury, by the unfairly traded imports. While Commerce’s investigation focuses on unfair trade practices abroad, the ITC considers the impact on the U.S. industry.
For more information on antidumping and countervailing duties, visit the International Trade Administration’s FAQs.
Public records on this investigation can be found at access.trade.gov.