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AD/CV: Steel Plate, Small Diameter Pipe

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Steel Plate. In it sunset reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate from India, Indonesia, and Korea, the International Trade Commission has found that revocation of these orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the U.S. within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result, these orders will remain in effect.

Small Diameter Pipe. Effective Feb. 28, the International Trade Administration is continuing the AD duty order on small diameter seamless carbon and alloy standard, line, and pressure pipe from Germany. As a result, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject goods.

For purposes of this order, seamless pipes are seamless carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel pipes, of circular cross-section, not more than 114.3 mm (4.5 inches) in outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, manufacturing process (hot-finished or cold-drawn), end finish (plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish. These pipes are commonly known as standard pipe, line pipe, or pressure pipe, depending on the application. They may also be used in structural applications. Pipes produced in non-standard wall thicknesses are commonly referred to as tubes.

Covered goods are currently classifiable under HTSUS 7304.19.1020, 7304.19.5020, 7304.31.6050, 7304.39.0016, 7304.39.0020, 7304.39.0024, 7304.39.0028, 7304.39.0032, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7304.59.6000, 7304.59.8010, 7304.59.8015, 7304.59.8020, and 7304.59.8025.

Specifically excluded from the order are boiler tubing and mechanical tubing if not produced to A–335, A–106, A–53, or API 5L specifications and not used in standard, line, or pressure applications. In addition, finished and unfinished oil country tubular goods are excluded from the order if covered by the scope of another AD duty order from the same country. If not, finished and unfinished OCTG are included in the scope when used in standard, line, or pressure applications. Finally, redraw hollows for cold-drawing are excluded when used in the production of cold-drawn pipe or tube.

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