Sunset Review Determination on Steel Pipe from Korea and Taiwan
Sunset Review Determination on Steel Pipe from Korea and Taiwan. In its expedited sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on welded ASTM A-312 stainless steel pipe from Korea and Taiwan, the International Trade Administration has determined that revocation of these orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. If the International Trade Commission determines that revocation of these orders would also be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of injury to a domestic party, the orders will be continued for another five years; otherwise, they will be revoked.
The merchandise subject to these orders is welded austenitic stainless steel pipe that meets the standards and specifications set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials for the welded form of chromium-nickel pipe designated ASTM A-312. Also included is austenitic welded stainless steel pipes made according to the standards of other nations that are comparable to ASTM A-312. Welded ASTM A-312 stainless steel pipe is produced by forming stainless steel flat-rolled products into a tubular configuration and welding along the seam, and it is generally used as a conduit to transmit liquids or gases. Major applications for steel pipe include digester lines, blow lines, pharmaceutical lines, petrochemical stock lines, brewery process and transport lines, general food processing lines, automotive paint lines, and paper process machines. Imports of WSSP are currently classifiable under HTSUS 7306.40.5005, 7306.40.5015, 7306.40.5040, 7306.40.5062, 7306.40.5064 and 7306.40.5085.