INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
06 Jul 2018 Definitive duty
13 Dec 2017 Preliminary duty

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: 13 Dec 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On July 13, 2017 the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute filed petitions seeking the imposition of countervailing 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.

On December 13, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced the preliminary results. Commerce has calculated a preliminary subsidy rate of 8.66 percent for mandatory respondent Shanxi Xuanshi Industrial Group Co., Ltd. and a preliminary subsidy rate of 12.72 percent for mandatory respondent Wor-Biz International Trading Co., Ltd. (Anhui). Commerce applied an adverse facts available rate of 102.31 percent for mandatory respondent Shijiazhuang Chengmei Import & Export Co., Ltd. because of its failure to respond to Commerce’s request for information. Commerce preliminarily determined a rate of 10.37 percent for all other Chinese producers and exporters. 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.

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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