Wiley Secures Victory for U.S. Steel Makers, Helping Persuade ITC to Extend Trade Relief on Rebar from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey
Washington, DC – On behalf of U.S. manufacturers of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar), Wiley Rein LLP helped persuade the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to extend relief on unfairly traded imports from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey.
The ITC unanimously determined on January 13 that the existing countervailing duty order on rebar fromTurkey, and antidumping duty orders on rebar from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey, will remain in place for at least another five years. The decision on these orders comes under a five-year (sunset) review process as required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.
This ITC determination extends the trade remedies that Wiley secured in 2017 on behalf of the Rebar Trade Action Coalition (RTAC) – a coalition of manufacturers in the United States. Those orders were put into place to help restore fair trade to the U.S. steel market and provide relief to the domestic rebar industry.
“We are very pleased by the ITC’s unanimous determination that revocation of the rebar orders on Turkey, Japan, and Taiwan would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry,” Price said. “Maintaining these orders is critical to U.S. rebar producers and their workers, and we appreciate that the ITC has recognized the importance of these orders.”
Read the full U.S. International Trade Commission’s determination here (the report will be available by February 21, 2023).
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