INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
05 Dec 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: 05 Dec 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

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 and India benefit from countervailable subsidies.

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. 

On September 19, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China and India. In the China CVD investigation, Commerce has calculated a preliminary subsidy rate of 35.69 percent for mandatory respondent Jiangsu Hongyi Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. and a preliminary subsidy rate of 33.31 percent for mandatory respondent Zhangjiagang Huacheng Import & Export Co., Ltd. Commerce determined a rate of 34.50 percent for all other Chinese producers and exports. In the India CVD investigation, Commerce has calculated a preliminary subsidy rate of 8.09 percent for mandatory respondent Goodluck India Limited and a preliminary subsidy rate of 3.04 percent for mandatory respondent Tube Investments of India Limited. Commerce has determined a rate of 5.99 percent for all other Indian producers and exporters.

On December 5, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the CVD investigations. In the China CVD investigation, Commerce has calculated a final subsidy rate of 21.41 percent for mandatory respondent Jiangsu Hongyi Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. and a final subsidy rate of 18.27 percent for mandatory respondent Zhangjiagang Huacheng Import & Export Co., Ltd. Commerce determined a rate of 19.84 percent for all other Chinese producers and exports. In the India CVD investigation, Commerce has calculated a final subsidy rate of 8.02 percent for mandatory respondent Goodluck India Limited and a final subsidy rate of 42.60 percent for mandatory respondent Tube Investments of India Limited. Commerce has determined a rate of 22.41 percent for all other Indian producers and exporters. As a result of the final affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these final rates.

On January 5, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason o fsubsidized imports from China and India. As a result of the affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from China and India. The commission also made a negative finding concerning critical circumstances with regard to imports of this product from China.  As a result, subsidized imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China will not be subject to retroactive countervailing duties.

 

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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