The merchandise covered by the order is steel threaded rod. Steel threaded rod is certain threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon quality steel, having a solid, circular cross section, of any diameter, in any straight length, that have been forged, turned, cold–drawn, cold–rolled, machine straightened, or otherwise cold–finished, and into which threaded grooves have been applied. In addition, the steel threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to the order are non–headed and threaded along greater than 25 percent of their total length. A variety of finishes or coatings, such as plain oil finish as a temporary rust protectant, zinc coating (i.e., galvanized, whether by electroplating or hot-dipping), paint, and other similar finishes and coatings, may be applied to the merchandise.
Included in the scope of the order are steel threaded rod, bar, or studs, 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:
• 1.80 percent of manganese, or
• 1.50 percent of silicon, or
• 1.00 percent of copper, or
• 0.50 percent of aluminum, or
• 1.25 percent of chromium, or
• 0.30 percent of cobalt, or
• 0.40 percent of lead, or
• 1.25 percent of nickel, or
• 0.30 percent of tungsten, or
• 0.012 percent of boron, or
• 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or
• 0.10 percent of niobium, or
• 0.41 percent of titanium, or
• 0.15 percent of vanadium, or
• 0.15 percent of zirconium.
Steel threaded rod is currently classifiable under subheading 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, 7318.15.5090, and 7318.15.2095 of the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (“HTSUS”). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.
Excluded from the scope of the order are: (a) threaded rod, bar, or studs which are threaded only on one or both ends and the threading covers 25 percent or less of the total length; and (b) threaded rod, bar, or studs made to American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) A193 Grade B7, ASTM A193 Grade B7M, ASTM A193 Grade B16, or ASTM A320 Grade L7.
Scope Rulings Made Between July 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014.
Requestor: Colonial Elegance Inc.; Baluster Fasteners with a driver, and Newel Fasteners are included within the scope of the antidumping duty order because each of these products match the physical description of subject merchandise found in the order; August 1, 2014.
Scope Rulings Made Between October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013
Requestor: IMSS, LLC; IMSS's threaded rod is not within scope of the antidumping duty order because the threaded rod meets the specific exclusion requirements identified in the scope language of the order; October 22, 2013.
Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order
On 02/25/2013, in response to a request by Vulcan Threaded Products, Inc., Commerce issued a final scope determination that Gem-Year Industrial Co., Ltd.'s steel threaded rod containing greater than 1.25 percent chromium, by weight which Gem-Year Industrial Co., Ltd. exports is within the scope of the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod from the People's Republic of China
Scope Rulings Made Between October 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012:
Requestor: Vulcan Threaded Products, Inc.; certain steel threaded rod containing greater than 1.25 percent chromium exported by Gem-Year Industrial Co. Ltd., is circumventing the antidumping duty order; preliminary ruling December 4, 2012.
Scope Rulings Completed Between April 1, 2011, and June 30, 2011
Requestor: Powerline Hardware, LLC; the spool bolts and shank pins it imports are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; May 13, 2011.
Requestor: A.L. Patterson; its engineered steel coil rod is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; May 24, 2011.
Scope Rulings Completed Between July 1, 2010, and September 30, 2010:
Requestor: Elgin Fastener Group; hex collared stud is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; August 11, 2010.
Requestor: Hubbell Power Systems, Inc.; the Double Arming Bolt is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; September 10, 2010.
Scope Rulings Completed Between October 1, 2009, and December 31, 2009:
Requestor: Mid-State Bolt & Nut Company, Inc. (``Mid-State''); Mid-State's concrete wedge anchors are outside the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 14, 2009.