Import Administration
Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from People's Republic Of China (A-570-026)

Scope Description:

The products covered by this order are certain flat-rolled steel
products, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion-resistant
metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel- or iron-
based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished,
laminated, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in
addition to the metallic coating. The products covered include coils
that have a width of 12.7 mm or greater, regardless of form of coil
(e.g., in successively superimposed layers, spirally oscillating,
etc.). The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g.,
in straight lengths) of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and a width that
is 12.7 mm or greater and that measures at least 10 times the
thickness. The products covered also include products not in coils
(e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and a
width exceeding 150 mm and measuring at least twice the thickness. The
products described above may be rectangular, square, circular, or other
shape and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular
cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the
rolling process, i.e., products which have been ``worked after
rolling'' (e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the
edges). For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced
(1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is
within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual
measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions
set forth above, and
(2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product
(e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular cross-
section, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape,
etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies.
Steel products included in the scope of this order are products
in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other
contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by
weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity,
by weight, respectively indicated:
2.50 percent of manganese, or
3.30 percent of silicon, or
1.50 percent of copper, or
1.50 percent of aluminum, or
1.25 percent of chromium, or
0.30 percent of cobalt, or
0.40 percent of lead, or
2.00 percent of nickel, or
0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or
0.80 percent of molybdenum, or
0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or
0.30 percent of vanadium, or
0.30 percent of zirconium

Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope
regardless of levels of boron and titanium.
For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as
interstitial-free (IF)) steels and high strength low alloy (HSLA)
steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-
alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to
stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper,
niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum.
Furthermore, this scope also includes Advanced High Strength Steels
(AHSS) and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS), both of which are
considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels.
Subject merchandise also includes corrosion-resistant steel that
has been further processed in a third country, including but not
limited to annealing, tempering, painting, varnishing, trimming,
cutting, punching and/or slitting or any other processing that would
not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if
performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope corrosion
resistant steel.
All products that meet the written physical description, and in
which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted
element levels listed above, are within the scope of this order
unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of
and/or specifically excluded from the scope of this order:
Flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with
tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (``terne
plate''), or both chromium and chromium oxides (``tin free steel''),
whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other non-
metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating;
Clad products in straight lengths of 4.7625 mm or more in
composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at
least twice the thickness; and
Certain clad stainless flat-rolled products, which are
three-layered corrosion-resistant flat-rolled steel products less than
4.75 mm in composite thickness that consist of a flat-rolled steel
product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%-60%-20% ratio.
The products subject to the order are currently classified in the
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under item
numbers: 7210.30.0030, 7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030,
7210.49.0091, 7210.49.0095, 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030,
7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000,
7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000,
7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, and 7212.60.0000.
The products subject to the order may also enter under the
following HTSUS item numbers: 7210.90.1000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.3000,
7215.90.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.30.1530, 7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000,
7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.91.0000, 7225.92.0000,
7225.99.0090, 7226.99.0110, 7226.99.0130, 7226.99.0180, 7228.60.6000,
7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000.
The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and
customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the
order is dispositive.