Import Administration
Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Turkey (A-489-826)

Scope Description:

The products covered by these investigations are certain hot-rolled, flat-rolled steel products,
with or without patterns in relief, and whether or not annealed, painted, varnished, or coated with
plastics or other non-metallic substances. The products covered do not include those that are
clad, plated, or coated with metal. The products covered include coils that have a width or other
lateral measurement (“width”) of 12.7 mm or greater, regardless of thickness, and regardless of
form of coil (e.g., in successively superimposed layers, spirally oscillating, etc.). The products
covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness of less than
4.75 mm and a width that is 12.7 mm or greater and that measures at least 10 times the thickness.
The products described above may be rectangular, square, circular, or other shape and include
products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such cross-section is
achieve subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been “worked after rolling”
(e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and
thickness requirements referenced above:
(1) where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if
application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on
the definitions set forth above unless the resulting measurement makes the product covered by
the existing antidumping or countervailing duty orders on Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-
Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea (A-580-836; C-580-837), and
(2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product (e.g., the thickness of
certain products with non-rectangular cross-section, the width of certain products with nonrectangular
shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies.
Steel products included in the scope of these investigations are products 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:

• 2.50 percent of manganese, or
• 3.30 percent of silicon, or
• 1.50 percent of copper, or
• 1.50 percent of aluminum, or
• 1.25 percent of chromium, ore
• 0.30 percent of cobalt, or
• 0.40 percent of lead, or
• 2.00 percent of nickel, or
• 0.30 percent of tungsten, or
• 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or
• 0.10 percent of niobium, or
• 0.30 percent of vanadium, or
• 0.30 percent of zirconium.

Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope regardless of levels of boron
and titanium.
For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized
(commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, the
substrate for motor lamination steels, Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS), and Ultra High
Strength Steels (UHSS). IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels
of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements.
HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium,
copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination
steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. AHSS and
UHSS are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels, although AHSS and UHSS
are covered whether or not they are high tensile strength or high elongation steels.
Subject merchandise includes hot-rolled steel that has been further processed in a third country,
including but not limited to pickling, oiling, levelling, annealing, tempering, temper rolling, skin
passing, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, or any other
processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the
investigations if performed in the country of manufacture of the hot-rolled steel.
All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do
not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed above, are within the scope of these
investigations unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or
specifically excluded from the scope of these investigations:

• Universal mill plates (i.e., hot-rolled, flat-rolled products not in coils that have
been rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150
mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm, and
without patterns in relief);
• Products that have been cold-rolled (cold-reduced) after hot-rolling;
• Ball bearing steels;
• Tool steels; and
• Silico-manganese steels;