Import Administration
Stainless Steel Bar from India (A-533-810)

Scope Description:

Imports covered by this review are shipments of stainless steel bar (``SSB''). SSB means articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been either hot-rolled, forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled or otherwise cold-finished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons, or other convex polygons. SSB includes cold-finished SSBs that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether produced from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, and reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other deformations produced during the rolling process.

Except as specified above, the term does not include stainless steel semi-finished products, cut length flat-rolled products (i.e., cut length rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness), wire (i.e., cold-formed products in coils, of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, which do not conform to the definition of flat-rolled products), and angles, shapes and sections.

The SSB subject to this review is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.00, 7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, and 7222.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this review is dispositive.

Scope Rulings Completed Between January 1, 2005, and March 31, 2005:

Requestor: Ishar Bright Steel Ltd.; certain stainless steel bar that is manufactured in the United Arab Emirates from stainless steel wire rod imported from multiple subject countries is excluded from the scope of the antidumping and/or countervailing duty orders from India, Italy, Japan, Spain and Taiwan; February 7, 2005.

Scope Rulings Completed Between April 1, 2005, and June 30, 2005:

Requestor: Mukand International, Ltd.; stainless steel bar, manufactured in the United Arab Emirates out of stainless steel wire rod that is manufactured in India, is not included in the scope of the antidumping duty order; May 23, 2005.