INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
17 May 2018 Definitive duty
16 Nov 2017 Preliminary duty
19 Apr 2017 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: 16 Nov 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On April 19, 2017 a coalition of firms (ArcelorMittal Tubular Products, Michigan Seamless Tube, LLC, PTC Alliance Corp., Webco Industries, Inc., and Zekelman Industries, Inc) filed petitions alleging that cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland is being dumped.

On June 2, 2017 the United States International Trade Commission today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of these imports. As a result of this affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its investigations.

On November 16, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing. In the China investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 61.57 percent for mandatory respondent Zhangjiagang Huacheng Import & Export Co., Ltd., which it also assigned to the separate rate companies. Mandatory respondent, Jiangsu Hongyi Steel Pipe Co., Ltd., and the China-wide entity, received preliminary dumping rates of 186.89 percent, based on adverse facts available. In the Germany investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 75.39 percent for mandatory respondent BENTELER Steel/Tube GmbH/BENTELER Distribution International GmbH. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 209.06 percent for mandatory respondents Mubea Fahrwerksfedern GmbH and Salzgitter Mannesmann Line Pipe GmbH using adverse facts available, as neither company provided Commerce with certain requested information. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 75.39 percent for all other producers and exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from Germany. In the India investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 0.00 percent for mandatory respondent Goodluck India Limited. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 7.57 percent for mandatory respondent Tube Products of India, Ltd., a unit of Tube Investments of India Limited. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 7.57 percent for all other producers and exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from India. In the Italy investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 36.80 percent for mandatory respondent Dalmine S.p.A. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 31.42 percent for mandatory respondent Metalfer S.p.A. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 33.75 percent for all other producers and exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from Italy. In the Korea investigation, Commerce assigned a preliminary dumping rate of 48.00 percent for mandatory respondent Sang Shin Ind. Co., Ltd., using adverse facts available, as the company did not provide Commerce with certain requested information. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 5.10 percent for mandatory respondent Yulchon Co., Ltd.. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 5.10 percent for all other producers and exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from Korea. In the Switzerland investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 34.15 percent for mandatory respondent Benteler Rothrist AG. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 68.59 percent for mandatory respondent Mubea Präzisionsstahlrohr AG. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 36.17 percent for all other producers and exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from Switzerland. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.

On April 10, 2018, Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations. In the China investigation, Commerce calculated a dumping margin of 44.92 percent for mandatory respondent Zhangjiagang Huacheng Import & Export Co., Ltd., which it also assigned to the separate rate companies. The China-wide entity, which includes mandatory respondent, Jiangsu Hongyi Steel Pipe Co., Ltd., received a dumping margin of 186.89 percent, based on adverse facts available. In the Germany investigation, Commerce calculated a dumping margin of 3.11 percent for mandatory respondent BENTELER Steel/Tube GmbH/BENTELER Distribution International GmbH. Commerce calculated a dumping margin of 209.06 percent for mandatory respondents Mubea Fahrwerksfedern GmbH and Salzgitter Mannesmann Line Pipe GmbH using adverse facts available, as neither company provided Commerce with certain requested information. Commerce determined a dumping margin of 3.11 percent for all other producers and exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from Germany. In the India investigation, Commerce assigned a dumping margin of 33.80 percent based on adverse facts available for mandatory respondent Goodluck India Limited. Commerce calculated a dumping margin of 8.26 percent for mandatory respondent Tube Products of India, Ltd., a unit of Tube Investments of India Limited. Commerce determined a dumping margin of 8.26 percent for all other producers and exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from India. In the Italy investigation, Commerce assigned a dumping margin of 68.95 percent for mandatory respondents Dalmine S.p.A. and Metalfer S.p.A. based on adverse facts available. Commerce determined a dumping margin of 47.87 percent for all other producers and exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from Italy. In the Korea investigation, Commerce assigned a dumping margin of 48.00 percent for mandatory respondent Sang Shin Ind. Co., Ltd., and Yulchon Co., Ltd. using adverse facts available, as Sang Shin did not provide Commerce with certain requested information and Yulchon did not cooperate to the best of its ability or provide information in the manner requested. Commerce determined a dumping margin of 30.67 percent for all other producers and exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from Korea. In the Switzerland investigation, Commerce calculated a dumping margin of 12.05 percent for mandatory respondent Benteler Rothrist AG. Commerce calculated a dumping margin of 30.48 percent for mandatory respondent Mubea Präzisionsstahlrohr AG. Commerce determined a dumping margin of 13.55 percent for all other producers and exporters of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from Switzerland.

On May 17, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland.

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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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.
730431 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)

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