WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) - The United States on Monday
confirmed import duties on shipments of steel threaded rod from
India after finding the goods were made using unfair government
subsidies and sold too cheaply in U.S. markets.
In its final ruling, the Department of Commerce said most
imports of the rod, which were valued at an estimated $19
million in 2013, would face a dumping margin of 16.74 percent
and a subsidy rate of 8.61 percent.
The rod is often used in commercial construction to support
electrical conduits, pipes for plumbing, ductwork and sprinkler
systems and for bolting together pipe joints in the waterworks
The complaint was lodged by All America Threaded Products,
Bay Standard Manufacturing and Vulcan Threaded Products. The
U.S. International Trade Commission is due to make its final
decision in the case by Aug. 17.
(Reporting by Krista Hughes; Editing by James Dalgleish)