Import Administration
Carbon Steel Flat Products from Brazil (C-351-818)

Scope Description:

The products covered by this order, include hot-rolled carbon steel universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 millimeters but not exceeding 1,250 millimeters and of a thickness of not less than 4 millimeters, not in coils and without patterns in relief), of rectangular shape, heither clad, plated nor coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or cated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances; and certian hot-rolled carbon steel flat-rolled products in straight lengths, of rectangular shape, hot rolled, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal, whether or ot painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic sbustances, 4.75 millimeters or more in thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable in the HTS under item numbers 7208.31.0000, 7208.32.0000, 7208.33.1000, 7208.33.5000, 7208.41.0000, 7208.42.0000, 7208.43.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.11.0000, 7211.12.0000, 7211.21.0000, 7211.22.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000. Included in these investigations are flat-rolled products of nonrectangular corss-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which have been "worked after rolling")--for example, products which have been bevelled or rounded at the edges. Excluded from these investigatoins is grade X-70 plate.
Scope Rulings: Wirth Limited--Profile slab produced by Companhia Siderurgica de Tubarao (CST) is within the scope of the order. (62 FR 30569, 6/4/97).

On June 19, 2003, the Department determined that continuous cast steel slab is outside the scope of this order. See Notice of Scope Rulings and Anti-circumvention Inquiries, 68 FR 36770 (June 19, 2003).