US to Impose Anti Dumping Duty on Steel Fittings Imports
The United States International Trade Commission determined that a US industry is materially injured by reason of imports of forged steel fittings from
India and Korea that the US Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of India. As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from India and Korea and a countervailing duty order on imports of these products from India.
Product Description: Carbon and alloy forged steel fittings, whether unfinished or finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of shapes, including, but not limited to, elbows, tees, crosses, lateral couplings, reducers, caps, plugs, bushings, unions (including hammer unions), and outlets. Forged steel fittings are covered regardless of end finish, whether threaded, socket-weld, or other end connections. The scope includes integrally reinforced forged branch outlet fittings, regardless of whether they have one or more ends that is a socket welding, threaded, butt welding end, or other end connections. All types of forged steel fittings are included in the scope regardless of nominal pipe size, pressure class rating, wall thickness, and whether or not heat treated. Excluded from the scope are all fittings entirely made of stainless steel, as well as flanges, nipples, and all fittings that have a maximum pressure rating of 300 pounds per square inch or less. See Commerce’s scope for additional exclusion information.