Trade Issues


Affirmative preliminary determination of “critical circumstances” for Thailand


Critical Circumstances can be determined by the Department of Commerce if there is a surge of merchandise that enters the US after a trade case has been filed. Because of a huge surge of threaded rod shipments from Thailand in October and November, the DOC has instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend…Learn More

Latest News on The Threaded Rod Trade Cases


We have recently received several rulings from the Department of Commerce and they have all been positive. They include a positive Countervailing Duty (CVD) ruling against India, a positive Anti-dumping ruling against Thailand (74%!) and a ruling of Critical Circumstances against Thailand. Hopefully these rulings will stem the tide of illegally dumped threaded rod from…Learn More

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions Filed Against Imports of Steel Threaded Rod From India and Thailand


Washington, D.C. — Today, the three largest producers of steel threaded rod in the United States – All America Threaded Products Inc. (“All America”) of Denver, Colorado; Bay Standard Manufacturing, Inc. (“Bay Standard”) of Brentwood, California; and Vulcan Threaded Products Inc. (“Vulcan”) of Pelham, Alabama – filed antidumping petitions against imports of steel threaded rod…Learn More

US sets preliminary dumping margins on steel threaded rod from China


The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the preliminary results of the second administrative review of the antidumping order on certain steel threaded rod imports from China. The mandatory respondents, Chinese producer Jiaxing Brother Fastener Co., Ltd and its affiliated exporters, IFI & Morgan Ltd and RMB Fasteners Ltd received a preliminary dumping rate…Learn More

Certain Steel Threaded Rod from China Injures U.S. Industry, says USITC


The United States International Trade Commission today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain steel threaded rod from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. All six Commissioners voted in…Learn More