On September 21, 2018, Petitioners Encore Wire Corporation and Southwire Company, LLC filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Aluminum Wire and Cable from the People’s Republic of China.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The scope of the petitions covers aluminum wire and cable (“AWC”), which is defined as an assembly of one or more electrical conductors made from 8000 Series Aluminum Alloys, Aluminum Alloy 1350, and/or Aluminum Alloy 6201, provided that: (1) at least one of the electrical conductors is insulated; (2) each insulated electrical conductor has a voltage rating greater than 80 volts and not exceeding 1000 volts; and (3) at least one electrical conductor is stranded and has a size not less than 16.5 kcmil and not greater than 1000 kcmil. The assembly may or may not: (1) include a grounding or neutral conductor; (2) be clad with aluminum, steel, or other base metal; or (3) include a steel support center wire, one or more connectors, a tape shield, a jacket or other covering, and/or filler materials.
Most AWC products conform to National Electrical Code (“NEC”) types THHN, THWN, THWN-2, XHHW-2, USE, USE-2, RHH, RHW, or RHW-2, and also conform to Underwriters Laboratories (“UL”) standards UL-44, UL-83, UL-758, UL-854, UL-1063, UL1277, UL-1569, UL-1581, or UL-4703, but such conformity is not required for the merchandise to be included within the scope.
The scope of the petitions specifically excludes conductors that are included in equipment already assembled at the time of importation. Also excluded are aluminum wire and cable products in lengths less than six feet.
The merchandise covered by the petitions is currently classifiable under subheading 8544.49.9000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). Products subject to the petitions may also enter under HTSUS subheading 8544.42.9090. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the petitions is dispositive.
Encore Wire Corporation
1329 Millwood Road
McKinney, TX 75069
Southwire Company, LLC
One Southwire Drive
Carollton, GA 30119
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Counsel for Encore Wire Corporation
Jack A. Levy
CASSIDY LEVY KENT (USA) LLP
900 19th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006
Counsel for Southwire Company, LLC
Sydney H. Mintzer
MAYER BROWN LLP
1999 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
China: 53.2% – 63.1%
ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN
Petitioners not able to quantify, however, note that Commerce recently measured subsidy rates as high as 113.3% for Chinese imports of aluminum sheet.
For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
|Petition Filed||September 21, 2018|
|DOC Initiation||October 11, 2018|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||October 5, 2018|
|Request to appear at hearing||October 10, 2018|
|Hearing||October 12, 2018|
|Briefs||October 17, 2018|
|ITC Vote||November 6, 2018|
|DOC Preliminary CVD Determination||December 15, 2018|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||February 28, 2019|
|DOC Final CVD Determination||February 28, 2019|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||May 14, 2019|
|ITC Final Determination||April 14, 2019|
|June 28, 2019|
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2015||2016||2017||2017 Jan-Jun||2018 Jan-Jun|