INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
24 Feb 2011 Definitive duty
26 May 2010 Preliminary duty
05 Sep 2009 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 26 May 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On 4 September 2009, Mexico initiated an anti-dumping investigation on seamless carbon and alloy steel standard line and pressure pipe from China. The request was filed by Tubos de Acero de México,S.A. (TAMSA), a Mexican enterprise that accounts for 100% of Mexico's production of this type of line and pipe. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following items of Mexico's Harmonized System: 7304.19.02, 7304.19.99, 7304.39.06 and 7304.39.99.
 
On 26 May 2010, the Government of Mexico imposed a preliminary duty on imports of the subject good from China. Chinese products imported into Mexico at a lower reference price of USD 1,561 per tonne are subject to an anti-dumping duty equivalent to an amount that results from deducting the said reference price to the price declared at customs multiplied by the number of tons of the actual shipment. In all cases the amount of the anti-dumping duty shall not exceed 36%.
 
On 24 February 2011, the Government of Mexico adopted the following anti-dumping duties against seamless carbon and alloy steel standard line and pressure pipe from China. Chinese products imported into Mexico at a lower reference price of US$1,772 dollars per metric ton shall be subject to an anti-dumping duty equivalent to an amount that results from deducting the said reference price to the price declared at customs multiplied by the number of tons of the actual shipment. In all cases the amount of the anti-dumping duty shall not exceed 56% of the ad valorem declared price at customs.
 
On February 29, 2012, the national producer Tubos de Acero de México S.A. lodged a request for a review of the definitive anti-dumping duty mentioned above. The company claimed that the imposition of an anti-dumping duty lower than the dumping margin has not been enough to compensate the damage caused by the unfair practice. A review was then initiated by the Mexican Ministry of Economy on May 18, 2012 (Resolución por la que se acepta la solicitud de parte interesada y se declara el inicio de la revisión de la cuota compensatoria impuesta a las importaciones de tubería de acero sin costura..., 18.05.2012). The review started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on May 29, 2012.
 
On June 11, 2013, the Mexican authorities decided to modify the definitive anti-dumping duty mentioned above (Resolución final de la revisión de la cuota compensatoria impuesta a las importaciones de tubería de acero sin costura..., 11.06.2013). The amount of this modified duty is 1,252 USD per metric ton for all Chinese exporters. This modification entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on June 21, 2013.
 
On 23 February 2016, , the Mexican authorities initiated a sunset review on imports of the subject good from China. The complaint was lodged on 15 January 2016 by Tubos de Acero de México, SA. The anti-dumping duty amended on 21 June 2013 remains in force during the period of the investigation.
 
On 4 November 2016, the Mexican authorities decided to extend the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject good from China following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty remains at USD 1,252 per metric ton for a period of five years starting from 25 February 2016. The Resolution entered into force the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on 5 November 2016.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7304 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
730419 Other
730439 Other

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