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New AD/CV Duties Possible on Steel Pipe from Four Countries

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

A petition filed July 8 alleges that seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from the Czech Republic, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine is being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. market and that such pipe from Korea and Russia are benefiting from countervailable subsidies. The alleged average dumping margins are 48.18 to 49.42 percent for the Czech Republic, 119.07 to 132.16 percent for Korea, 30.31 to 246.31 percent for Russia, and 40.36 percent for Ukraine.

For more information, please contact Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965. 

The products covered by this petition are seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipes and redraw hollows, less than or equal to 16 inches (406.4 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, manufacturing process (e.g., hot-finished or cold-drawn), end finish (e.g., plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish (e.g., bare, lacquered or coated). Specifically included are pipes produced to the ASTM A-53, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-589, ASTM A-795, ASTM A-1024, and the API 5L specifications, or comparable specifications, and meeting the physical parameters described above, regardless of application.

Specifically excluded are (1) all pipes meeting aerospace, hydraulic, and bearing tubing specifications, (2) all pipes meeting the chemical requirements of ASTM A-335, whether finished or unfinished, and (3) unattached couplings. Also excluded are all mechanical, boiler, condenser, and heat exchange tubing, except when such products conform to the dimensional requirements (i.e., outside diameter and wall thickness) of the ASTM A-53, ASTM A-106, or API 5L specifications.

Subject pipe is normally entered under HTSUS 7304.19.1020, 7304.19.1030, 7304.19.1045, 7304.19.1060, 7304.19.5020, 7304.19.5050, 7304.31.6050, 7304.39.0016, 7304.39.0020, 7304.39.0024, 7304.39.0028, 7304.39.0032, 7304.39.0036, 7304.39.0040, 7304.39.0044, 7304.39.0048, 7304.39.0052, 7304.39.0056, 7304.39.0062, 7304.39.0068, 7304.39.0072, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7304.59.6000, 7304.59.8010, 7304.59.8015, 7304.59.8020, 7304.59.8025, 7304.59.8030, 7304.59.8035, 7304.59.8040, 7304.59.8045, 7304.59.8050, 7304.59.8055, 7304.59.8060, 7304.59.8065, and 7304.59.8070.

The Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch AD and/or CV duty and injury investigations, respectively, on this product. There are strict statutory deadlines associated with these proceedings, so affected companies that wish to protect their interests should contact Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg as soon as possible.

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