INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
13 Jul 2018 Definitive duty
20 Mar 2018 Preliminary duty
16 Aug 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: 20 Mar 2018 | Removal date: open ended
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Anti-dumping

On August 16, 2017 the Coalition of American Flange Producers and its individual members (i.e., Core Pipe Products, Inc., and Maass Flange Corporation) filed petitions seeking the imposition of antidumping duties on stainless steel flanges from China and India.

On September 29, 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of these imports.

On March 20, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of imports of stainless steel flanges from China and India.

In the China investigation, Commerce assigned a preliminary dumping rate of 257.11 percent for Shanxi Guanjiaying Flange Forging Group Co., Ltd. This rate is based on adverse facts available due to the respondent’s failure to provide complete responses to certain sections of Commerce’s questionnaire. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 257.11 percent for the China-wide entity, also based on adverse facts available. Commerce determined that the mandatory respondents, Hydro-Fluids Controls Limited, Songhai Flange Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Dongtai QB Stainless Steel Co., Ltd., are not entitled to a separate rate, and assigned them the China-wide entity rate.

In the India investigation, Commerce found Bebitz Flanges Works Pvt. Ltd. and its affiliates, including Viraj Profiles Limited, to be affiliated and collapsed as a single entity, the Bebitz/Viraj single entity. Commerce also assigned a preliminary dumping rate of 145.25 percent to the Bebitz/Viraj single entity. This rate is based on adverse facts available due to the respondent’s failure to provide complete, accurate and reliable data. Commerce also found Echjay Forgings Pvt. Ltd. and its affiliates to be affiliated and collapsed as a single entity, the Echjay single entity. Commerce also assigned a preliminary dumping rate of 145.25 percent to the Echjay single entity based on adverse facts available due to the respondent’s failure to provide complete responses to certain sections of Commerce’s questionnaire. In addition, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 18.10 percent for Chandan Steel Limited, which was also assigned to all other producers and exporters of stainless steel flanges from India. Finally, Commerce preliminarily found affirmative critical circumstances for all mandatory respondents and for all other producers and exporters of stainless steel flanges from India.

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 June 5, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determination in the AD investigation of imports of stainless steel flanges from China. Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 257.11 percent to Shanxi Guanjiaying Flange Forging Group Co., Ltd. This rate is based on adverse facts available due to the respondent’s failure to provide complete responses to certain sections of Commerce’s questionnaire. Commerce determined a dumping rate of 257.11 percent for the China-wide entity, also based on adverse facts available. Commerce determined that the mandatory respondents, Hydro-Fluids Controls Limited, Songhai Flange Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Dongtai QB Stainless Steel Co., Ltd., are not entitled to a separate rate, and assigned them the China-wide entity rate. Upon publication of the final affirmative AD determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to collect cash deposits equal to the applicable final weighted-average dumping rates.

On July 13, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of stainless steel flanges from China 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 determination, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from China.

On August 13, 2018 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations of imports of stainless steel flanges from India. The Department of Commerce determined that exporters from India have sold stainless steel flanges in the United States at 19.16 to 145.25 percent less than fair value. Commerce also determined that India is providing countervailable subsidies to its producers of stainless steel flanges at rates ranging from 4.92 to 256.16 percent.

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.
730721 Flanges
730791 Flanges

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