Large Diameter Welded Pipe Subject of New AD/CV Petition
A petition filed Jan. 17 alleges that large diameter welded pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey is being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. market. The alleged dumping margins are 53.01 percent for Canada, 138.61 percent for China, 25.69 percent for Greece, 50.55 percent for India, 23.52 percent for Korea, and 27.83 percent for Turkey. The petition also alleges that such pipe from China, India, Korea, and Turkey is benefitting from countervailable subsidies.
The pipe subject to this petition is a circular pipe product more than 24 inches in outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, or end finish. It may be used to transport oil, gas, slurry, steam, or other liquids and may also be used for structural purposes, including piling. All pipe meeting this physical description is covered, whether or not produced to a particular standard.
Also subject to this petition is large diameter welded pipe that has been further processed in a third country, including coating, painting, notching, beveling, cutting, punching, welding, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove it from the scope of the petition if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope pipe.
Subject pipe is currently classified under HTSUS 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.1060, 7305.19.5000, 7305.31.4000, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000, and 7305.39.5000.
Excluded from this petition is large diameter welded pipe produced specifically to specifications for water and sewage pipe.
The International Trade Commission has initiated AD/CV injury investigations based on this petition, and the International Trade Administration is evaluating whether to launch AD/CV duty investigations. There are strict statutory deadlines associated with these proceedings, so affected companies that wish to protect their interests should contact trade counsel as soon as possible.