INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
11 May 2018 Definitive duty
17 Jan 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: 17 Jan 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

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 countervailing 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 January 17, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations of the countervailing duty investigations. In the China investigation, Commerce has calculated a preliminary subsidy rate of 174.73 percent for mandatory respondents Both Well (Jiangyan) Steel Fittings Co., Ltd., Hydro Fluid Controls Ltd., Jiangyin Shengda Brite Line Kasugai Flange Co., Ltd., and Qingdao I-Flow Co., Ltd. based on adverse facts available due to their failure to fully cooperate in the investigation. Commerce preliminarily determined a rate of 174.73 percent for all other Chinese producers and exporters. In the India investigation, Commerce has calculated a preliminary subsidy rate of 239.61 percent for mandatory respondent Bebitz Flanges Works, based on adverse facts available due to the company’s failure to fully cooperate in the investigation., and a preliminary subsidy rate of 5.00 percent for mandatory respondent Echjay Forgings Private Limited. Commerce preliminarily determined a rate of 5.00 percent for all other Indian producers and exporters. As a result of the affirmative preliminary determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.

On April 6, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of stainless steel flanges from China. Commerce has calculated a subsidy rate of 174.73 percent for mandatory respondents Both Well (Jiangyan) Steel Fittings Co., Ltd., Hydro Fluid Controls Ltd., Jiangyin Shengda Brite Line Kasugai Flange Co., Ltd., and Qingdao I-Flow Co., Ltd. based on adverse facts available due to their failure to fully cooperate in the investigation. Commerce determined a rate of 174.73 percent for all other Chinese producers and exporters. As a result of the final affirmative determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require cash deposits based on these final rates.

On May 11, 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 subsidized. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determination, Commerce will issue a countervailing duty order on imports of this product from China.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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TABLE
EXPORT

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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