Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Forged Steel Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, Italy, and Taiwan

 

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): People’s Republic of China, Italy, Taiwan; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): People’s Republic of China;

II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is carbon and alloy forged steel fittings, whether unfinished (commonly known as blanks or rough forgings) or finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of shapes including, but not limited to, elbows, tees, crosses, laterals, couplings, reducers, caps, plugs, bushings and unions. Forged steel fittings are covered regardless of end finish, whether threaded, socket-weld or other end connections.

While these fittings are generally manufactured to specifications ASME B16.11, MSS SP-79, and MSS SP-83, ASTM A105, ASTM A350 and ASTM A182, the scope is not limited to fittings made to these specifications.

The term forged is an industry term used to describe a class of products included in applicable standards, and does not reference an exclusive manufacturing process. Forged steel fittings are not manufactured from casting. Pursuant to the applicable standards, fittings may also be machined from bar stock or machined from seamless pipe and tube.

All types of fittings are included in the scope regardless of nominal pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure rating (usually, but not necessarily expressed in pounds of pressure, e.g., 2,000 or 2M; 3,000 or 3M; 6,000 or 6M; 9,000 or 9M), wall thickness, and whether or not heat treated.

Excluded from this scope are all fittings entirely made of stainless steel. Also excluded are flanges and butt weld fittings.

III.  HTS classifications: Subject carbon and alloy forged steel fittings are normally entered under HTSUS 7307.99.1000, 7307.99.3000, 7307.99.5045, and 7307.99.5060. They also may be entered under HTSUS 7307.92.3010, 7307.92.3030, 7307.92.9000, and 7326.19.0010.

IV.  Date of Filing: October 5, 2017

V.  Petitioners: Bonney Forge Corporation and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (“USW”)

VI. Foreign Producers/Exporters

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VII.  US Importers named.   

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VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margin (No CVD Margin listed):

People’s Republic of China: 141.41%;

Italy: 47.87%;

Taiwan: 109.35%;

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: October 26, 2017

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD investigation.

B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the antidumping duty is December 14, 2017; for countervailing duty is October 25, 2017. Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the CVD Investigation.

C.  Volume and Value of Imports:

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D.  List of Alleged Subsidy Programs:

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If you have questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise, or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.


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