Import Administration
Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India (A-533-808)

Scope Description:

Imports covered by this review are certain stainless steel wire rods (SSWR) from India. SSWR are products which are hot-rolled or hot-rolled annealed and/or pickled rounds, squares, octagons, hexagons or other shapes, in coils. SSWR are made of alloy steels containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. These products are only manufactured by hot-rolling and are normally sold in coiled form, and are of solid cross-section. The majority of SSWR sold in the United States are round in cross-section shape, annealed and pickled. The most common size is 5.5 millimeters in diameter. This merchandise is currently classifiable under subheadings 7221.00.0005, 7221.00.0017, 7221.00.0018, 7221.00.0020, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0040, 7221.00.0045, 7221.00.0060, 7221.00.0075, and 7221.00.0080 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description remains 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.