April 28, 2022
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Economy,
Trade and Industry
Announcement of the Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation on Hot-dipped Galvanized Steel Wire Originating in the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea: Adjustment of the Scope of the Product Subject to the Investigation and Extension of the Period of Investigation
Since June 14, 2021, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) have been conducting the anti-dumping duty investigation on hot-dipped galvanized steel wire* originating in the People’s Republic of China** and the Republic of Korea. In this case, as it was considered appropriate to continue the investigation after expanding the product coverage, the scope of the product subject to the investigation which had been notified on June 14, 2021 was adjusted today (Reference 1).
In addition, the period of investigation was extended by six months*** until December 13, 2022 (Reference 2). The purpose of this extension is to provide opportunities for the interested parties to submit additional evidence etc. with regard to the adjustment of the scope, and to examine evidences etc. closely while ensuring transparency of the investigation.
*Note: The product is made from the wire of iron or non-alloy steel or the wire of alloy steel through the process of drawing and galvanizing, and mainly used for wire netting (fences, falling stone guard fences, falling stone guard nets, gabions, crimped wire nets and hexagonal wire meshes) and various barbed wires. It is also used for the purpose of bonding including wires for pulp bonding.
**Note: Excluding the regions of Hong Kong, China and Macao, China.
***Note: Investigations are to be concluded within one year, but the period can be extended at most six months if it is found necessary for special reasons.
* The questionnaires and other relevant documents of this investigation are available in the URL below:https://www.customs.go.jp/english/traderemedy/aenmekki_e.htm