INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
24 Jul 2018 Definitive duty
05 Oct 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: 24 Jul 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On October 5, 2017 a coalition composed of Bonney Forge Corporation and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union filed petitions seeking the imposition of antidumping duties on forged steel fittings from China, Italy, and Taiwan. These goods are normally entered under HTSUS 7307.99.1000, 7307.99.3000, 7307.99.5045, and 7307.99.5060.

On November 17, 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of these imports. As a result of the affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its investigations.

On July 24, 2018 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of forged steel fittings from Taiwan. Commerce determined that exporters from Taiwan have sold forged steel fittings in the United States at 116.17 percent less than fair value. As a result of the decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to continue to collect cash deposits from importers of forged steel fittings from Taiwan based on these final rates.

On August 31, 2018, the USITC determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of forged steel fittings from Taiwan 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 antidumping duties on imports of these products from Taiwan.

On October 2, 2018, Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the AD investigations of imports of forged steel fittings from China and Italy, and its affirmative final determination in the CVD investigation of imports of forged steel fittings from China. In the China AD investigation, Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 8.00 percent for Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings, Co., Ltd. (Both-Well). Commerce found that the other mandatory respondent, Jiangsu Haida Pipe Fittings Group Company Ltd., comprises a single entity with its two affiliates, Yancheng L&W International Co., Ltd. and Haida Pipe Co., Ltd. Furthermore, Commerce determined this single entity to be part of the China-wide entity, to which Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 142.72 percent, based entirely on adverse facts available. Fourteen additional companies demonstrated that they are independent from Chinese government control; thus, Commerce granted these companies a separate rate, which is equal to the dumping rate calculated for Both-Well. In the Italy AD investigation, Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 80.20 percent to both mandatory respondents, M.E.G.A. S.p.A. and I.M.L. Industria Meccanica Ligure S.p.A., based entirely on adverse facts available. Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 49.43 percent to all other producers and exporters of forged steel fittings from Italy.

On November 8, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of forged steel fittings from China and Italy. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from China and Italy and a countervailing duty order on imports of this product 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.
730799 Other

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