The US Department of Commerce has imposed a preliminary antidumping duty (AD) on concrete rebar exported from Mexico between November 1, 2018, and October 31, 2019.
Commerce said in a notification on Mar 17 that its initial investigations found 13 Mexican companies had sold concrete rebars at lower than the fair value during the period of review (POR).
The department chose Deacero as its mandatory respondent and levied AD of 5.05pc on all companies based on the weighted average dumping margin calculated for Deacero.
The agency also noted that Ternium, which was initially selected for the review, was not found to have shipped rebar to the US during the POR in the preliminary investigations. However, Commerce has not rescinded its review of the company and said that it would complete its investigation on Ternium and issue instructions to Customs and Border Protection according to the final results of the review.