• Effective Date: Sep 15, 2014
  • Period Covered: 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
  • Period of Review: Jan 01, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
  • Cite as: 79 FR 65926 • Cite date: Nov 06, 2014

1. On 11/06/2014, Commerce published in the Federal Register its countervailing duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (79 FR 65926).

2. The merchandise covered by this order is steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade. The subject merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) primarily under item numbers 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010.

The subject merchandise may also enter under other HTSUS numbers including 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6085, 7228.20.1000, and 7228.60.6000. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., non-deformed or smooth rebar). Also excluded from the scope is deformed steel wire meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and without being subject to an elongation test. The HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope remains dispositive.

3. For imports of rebar from Turkey, CBP shall suspend liquidation of entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 09/15/2014 (date of publication of Commerce's final determination in the Federal Register). Effective 09/15/2014, CBP shall require a cash deposit equal to the percentages identified below.

Producer and/or Exporter: All Others
Case Number: C-489-819-000
Cash Deposit Rate: 1.25%

Producer and/or Exporter: Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S.
Case number: C-489-819-002
Cash deposit rate: 1.25%

4. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to subject imports from Turkey (79 FR 65246, dated 11/03/2014). As a result of the ITC's negative determination of critical circumstances, Commerce will direct CBP in separate instructions to refund all cash deposits collected on entries of rebar from Turkey which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 06/17/2014, and before 09/15/2014. The interest provisions of section 778 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, do not apply.

5. If there are any questions by the importing public regarding this message, please contact the Call Center for the Office of AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-0984. CBP ports should submit their inquiries through authorized CBP channels only. (This message was generated by OIII:KJ)

6. There are no restrictions on the release of this information.

Michael B. Walsh