INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
06 Jul 2018 Definitive duty
14 Feb 2018 Preliminary duty
13 Jul 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: 14 Feb 2018 | Removal date: open ended
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Anti-dumping

On July 13, 2017 the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute filed petitions seeking the imposition of antidumping duties on cast iron soil pipe fittings imported from China. The U.S. International Trade Commission reached an affirmative determination in its preliminary injury investigation on August 25, 2017. As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its investigations , with its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about December 20, 2017.

On February 14, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 68.37 percent for mandatory respondent Shanxi Xuanshi Industrial Group Co., Ltd., a preliminary dumping rate of 78.86 percent for mandatory respondent Wor-Biz Trading Co., Ltd.(Anhui), and a preliminary dumping rate of 109.95 percent for mandatory respondent Sibo International Limited. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 88.47 percent for all other exporters of cast iron soil pipe fittings from China that Commerce found to be eligible for a separate rate. Commerce has preliminarily assigned to the China-wide entity a dumping margin of 109.95 percent, which is the highest calculated margin and the highest margin on the record of the proceeding, based on adverse facts available. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates. Commerce will adjust the cash deposit rates by the amount of export subsidies found in the companion countervailing duty investigation of cast iron soil pipe fittings from China.

On July 6, 2018 the Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of cast iron soil pipe fittings from the People’s Republic of China. Commerce determined that exporters from China have sold cast iron soil pipe fittings in the United States at 22.11 to 360.39 percent less than fair value. Commerce also determined that China is providing countervailable subsidies to its producers of cast iron soil pipe fittings at rates ranging from 7.37 to 133.94 percent.

On August 3, 2018 the USITC determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of drain bodies from China, and further determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of all other cast iron soil pipe fittings from China. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of cast iron soil pipe fittings other than drain bodies from China. No antidumping or countervailing duty orders will be issued on imports of drain bodies from China.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7307 Tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves), of iron or steel.
730711 Of nonmalleable cast iron

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