Import Administration
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from People's Republic Of China (C-570-946)

Scope Description:

Pre–Stressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order; 75 FR 38977 (7/7/2010)"

The merchandise covered by this order is PC strand. PC strand is steel wire strand, other than of stainless steel, which is suitable for use in, but not limited to, pre–stressed concrete (both pre–tensioned and post–tensioned) applications. The scope of this order encompasses all types and diameters of PC strand whether uncoated (uncovered) or coated (covered) by any substance, including but not limited to, grease, plastic sheath, or epoxy. This merchandise includes, but is not limited to, PC strand produced to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A–416 specification, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications. PC strand made from galvanized wire is excluded from the scope if the zinc and/or zinc oxide coating meets or exceeds the 0.40 oz./ft2 standard set forth in ASTM–A–475.

The PC strand subject to this order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.