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New AD/CV Investigations Launched on Large Diameter Pipe

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration has initiated antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of large diameter welded pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey. Alleged dumping margins are 50.89 percent for Canada, 120.84 percent to 132.63 percent for China, 41.04 percent for Greece, 37.94 percent for India, 16.18 percent to 20.39 percent for Korea, and 66.09 percent for Turkey. The ITA’s preliminary determinations are due by July 2 (CV) and Sept. 12 (AD).

The product covered by these investigations is welded carbon and alloy steel pipe, more than 406.4 mm (16 inches) in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, grade, end finish, or stenciling. Large diameter welded pipe may be used to transport oil, gas, slurry, steam, or other fluids, liquids, or gases. It may also be used for structural purposes, including piling. Subject goods also include 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 the pipe from the scope of the investigations if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope pipe.

Subject pipe is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 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, 7305.31.6010, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000, and 7305.39.5000.

Excluded from the scope are any products covered by (a) the existing AD duty orders on welded line pipe from Korea and Turkey and welded ASTM-312 stainless steel pipe from Korea and (b) the existing CV duty order on welded line pipe from Turkey.

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