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AD Duty Deposits to be Required for Oil Country Tubular Goods from Eight Countries

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration announced Feb. 18 its preliminary affirmative dumping determinations on certain oil country tubular goods from India, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to begin collecting AD duty deposits on entries of such merchandise based on the following preliminary dumping margins.

India – zero to 55.29%

Philippines – 8.90%

Saudi Arabia – 2.92%

Taiwan – zero to 2.65%

Thailand – 118.32%

Turkey – zero to 4.87%

Ukraine – 5.31%

Vietnam – 9.57% to 111.47%

The ITA made affirmative preliminary critical circumstances determinations for Jindal SAW from India and the Vietnam-wide entity and will instruct CBP to impose provisional measures retroactively on entries of subject OCTG up to 90 days prior to these determinations.

The ITA made a preliminary negative AD duty determination on imports of OCTG from Korea and will therefore not require AD duty deposits on such merchandise.

The products covered by these investigations are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded or threaded and coupled), whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The investigations also cover OCTG coupling stock. Excluded from the investigations are casing or tubing containing 10.5% or more by weight of chromium, drill pipe, unattached couplings and unattached thread protectors.

The ITA’s final AD duty determinations are due no later than July 8 and the International Trade Commission’s final AD injury determinations are due in August.

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