|The products covered by this investigation are certain steel |
grating, consisting of two or more pieces of steel, including load-
bearing pieces and cross pieces, joined by any assembly process,
regardless of: (1) size or shape; (2) method of manufacture; (3)
metallurgy (carbon, alloy, or stainless); (4) the profile of the bars;
and (5) whether or not they are galvanized, painted, coated, clad or
plated. Steel grating is also commonly referred to as ``bar grating,''
although the components may consist of steel other than bars, such as
hot-rolled sheet, plate, or wire rod.
The scope of this investigation excludes expanded metal grating,
which is comprised of a single piece or coil of sheet or thin plate steel
that has been slit and expanded, and does not involve welding or
joining of multiple pieces of steel. The scope of this investigation
also excludes plank type safety grating which is comprised of a single
piece or coil of sheet or thin plate steel, typically in thickness of
10 to 18 gauge, that has been pierced and cold formed, and does not
involve welding or joining of multiple pieces of steel.
Certain steel grating that is the subject of this investigation is
currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United
States (``HTSUS'') under subheading 7308.90.7000. While the HTSUS
subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the
written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.