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Request for Circumvention Inquiries on Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube Completed in Vietnam Using Hot-Rolled Steel Manufactured in China and Taiwan

Case Summary

I.  Type of Action: Request for country-wide circumvention inquiries to determine whether light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) completed in Vietnam using hot-rolled steel manufactured in China and Taiwan are circumventing the antidumping duty (ADD) orders on LWRPT from China and Taiwan, and the countervailing duty (CVD) order on LWRPT from China.

II.  Product: LWRPT from China and Taiwan is subject to different ADD/CVD order scopes.

  • China (ADD/CVD): Certain welded carbon quality light-walled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a wall thickness of less than 4mm. The term carbon-quality steel includes both carbon steel and alloy steel which contains only small amounts of alloying elements. Specifically, the term carbon quality includes products in which none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity by weight respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.22 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 01.5 percent vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium.
  • Taiwan (ADD): Light-walled carbon steel pipes and tubes of rectangular (including square) cross-section having a wall thickness of less than 0.156 inch.

III.  HTSUS Classifications: LWRPT from China and Taiwan is subject to different ADD/CVD order scopes.

  • China (ADD/CVD): LWRPT is currently imported under 7306.61.5000 and 7306.61.7060.
  • Taiwan (ADD): 7306.60.50.00.

IV.  Date of Filing: May 17, 2022.

V.  Requestors: Atlas Tube Inc., Bull Moose Tube Company, Maruichi American Corporation, Searing Industries, Nucor Tubular Products Inc., Vest Inc., and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC.

VI.  Named Vietnamese producers/exporters of LWRPT:

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VII.  Named U.S. Importers of LWRPT from Vietnam:

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VIII.  Projected Initiation:

A.  Projected earliest date of DOC Initiation: June 17, 2022 (can be extended to July 2, 2022).

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the circumvention inquiry.

B.  The default date for suspension of liquidation is when DOC’s Notice of Initiation is published in the Federal Register, pursuant to 19 C.F.R. § 351.226(l).

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

Type of Action
HTS Classifications
Date of Filing
Foreign Producers and Exporters
US Named Importers
Alleged Dumping Margins
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