Wicker and Cochran want anti-dumping orders to stand on imported rebar

U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are supporting a decision to maintain existing anti-dumping orders against unfairly subsidized imports of steel concrete rebar that harm American manufacturers.

Cochran and Wicker in April signed a letter encouraging the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to extend the anti-dumping duties now imposed on rebar produced in China, Indonesia, Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus, Moldova and Poland.

The USITC completed its review of the anti-duty case and determined “the existing orders on the rebar under review will remain in place.” The announcement followed a mandatory review to determine whether revoking anti-dumping or countervailing duties would likely lead to material injury to domestic producers.