US Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of seamless carbon and alloy standard, line, and pipe from the Czech Republic. Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters from Czech Republic have dumped seamless carbon and alloy standard, line, and pipe in the United States at rates of 51.07 percent to 51.70 percent. Commerce will instruct US Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of seamless carbon and alloy standard, line, and pipe from the Czech Republic based on the preliminary rate noted above.
The petitioner is Vallourec Star LP of Houston in Texas.
Commerce is scheduled to announce its final determination in this case on or about March 2, 2021. This deadline may be extended. If Commerce makes an affirmative final determination, the US International Trade Commission will be scheduled to make its final injury determination on or about April 15, 2021. If Commerce makes an affirmative final determination in this investigation and the ITC makes an affirmative final injury determination, Commerce will issue an AD order. If Commerce makes a negative final determination of dumping or the ITC makes a negative final determination of injury, the investigation will be terminated and no order will be issued.
In 2019, imports of seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from the Czech Republic were valued at an estimated USD 37.1 million.