Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey

 I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Canada, Greece, India, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Turkey; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Turkey.

II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is welded carbon and alloy steel pipe, more than 406.4 mm (16 inches) in nominal diameter (large diameter welded pipe), 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 liquids. It may also be used for structural purposes, including piling. Specifically not included is large diameter welded pipe produced specifically to specifications of the American Water Works Association ("AWWA") for water and sewage pipe.

Large diameter welded pipe used to transport oil, gas, or natural gas liquids is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute ("API'') specification SL. Large diameter welded pipe may also be produced to American Society for Testing and Materials ("ASTM") standards A500, A252, or A53. Large diameter welded pipe can be produced to comparable foreign specifications or to proprietary grades, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of these investigations, whether or not produced according to a particular standard.

Subject merchandise also includes large diameter welded pipe that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to coating, painting, notching, beveling, cutting, punching, welding, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope large diameter welded pipe.

The large diameter welded pipe that is subject to these investigations is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 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, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000, and 7305.39.5000. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

III.  HTS classifications: Large diameter welded pipe is currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule ("HTS") subheadings: 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.l 060, 7305.19.5000, 7305.31.4000, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000 and 7305.39.5000.

IV.  Date of Filing: January 17, 2018

V.  Petitioners: Berg Steel Pipe Corp.; Berg Spiral Pipe Corp.; Dura-Bond Industries; Stupp Corporation; American Cast Iron Pipe Company; and Skyline Steel

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters

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VII.  US Importers named.   

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VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margin (No CVD Rates listed):
Canada: 53.01%;
Greece: 25.69%;
India: 50.55%;
The Republic of Korea: 23.52%;
The People’s Republic of China: 138.61%;
The Republic of Turkey: 27.83%.

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: February 7, 2018

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 March 28, 2018; for countervailing duty is February 6, 2018.

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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