USITC Keeps AD&CVD on Welded Line Pipe Imports from Korea & Turkey
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USITC Keeps AD&CVD on Welded Line Pipe Imports from Korea & Turkey

The US International Trade Commission has determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of certain

The US International Trade Commission has determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of certain welded line pipe from Korea and Turkey would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the existing orders on imports of this product from Korea and Turkey will remain in place. The Commission has found a joint response to its notice of institution filed on behalf of American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Axis Pipe and Tube, California Steel Industries, IPSCO Tubulars Inc, Maverick Tube Corporation, Stupp Corporation, Tex-Tube Company and Welspun Tubular LLC, and Wheatland Tube Company, domestic producers of certain welded line pipe, to each be individually adequate.

The US Department of Commerce had decided to in March 2021 to keep anti-dumping duties on welded line pipes from South Korea and Turkey. The decision made by the USDOC was because it found that the withdrawal of the existing AD measure would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping. Therefore, the AD measure which was implemented in 2015 will continue to be imposed. The weighted-average dumping margin for South Korea was set at 2.53% to 6.22% and that for Turkey was at 4.1% to 12.52%.

This action comes under the five-year (sunset) review process required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.

The merchandise covered by these investigations is circular welded carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines (welded line pipe), not more than 24" in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, end finish, or stenciling. Welded line pipe is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute specification 5L, but can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, to proprietary grades, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, including multiple-stenciled pipe with an API or comparable foreign specification line pipe stencil, is covered by the scope of these investigations. The welded line 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, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, and 7306.19.5150. The subject merchandise may also enter in HTSUS 7305.11.1060 and 7305.12.1060.

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