INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
06 Apr 2010 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: No inception date

Safeguard

On July 2, 2010, the Mexican authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports ofspiral-welded steel pipes and tubes of 30 inches in diameter and 11.5 metres in length (manufactured in accordance with the specifications of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Standard API 5L and certified to comply with this standard).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 7305.1901.
This follows the application lodged on April 6, 2010 by Tubesa, S.A. de C.V. and Fabricaciones Industriales Tumex, S.A. de C.V.
 
When notifying this investigation on July 16, 2010 to the Committee on Safeguards of the WTO, the Mexican authorities indicated that at this stage of the investigation, theimports under review were from India, China, Japan, Russia, Iraq and North Korea.
However, according to the UN Comtrade database, in 2009 only China exported goods classified under HS code 7305.19 to Mexico with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million. Hence, we consider only China as affected trading partner.
 
On March 28, 2012, the Mexican authorities terminated this investigation without imposing any duty. Reason for termination is that no record demonstrated, on the basis ofobjective evidence, that increased imports constituted a cause of serious injury to the domestic industry that produces like or directly competitive products.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7305 Other tubes and pipes (for example, welded, riveted or similarly closed), having circular crosssections, the external diameter of which exceeds 406.4 mm, of iron or steel.
730519 Other

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