INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
06 Dec 2018 Definitive duty
21 Aug 2018 Preliminary duty
17 Jan 2018 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 21 Aug 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On January 17, 2018 the American Line Pipe Producers Association filed petitions seeking the imposition of antidumping duties against certain large diameter welded pipe imported from Canada, Greece, India, China, Korea, and Turkey. On March 5, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of these imports. 

On August 21, 2018 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations:

  • Canada – 24.38%
  • China – 132.63%
  • Greece – 22.51%
  • India – 50.55%
  • Korea – 14.97 to 22.21%
  • Turkey – 3.45 to 5.29%

As a result of these decisions, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of large diameter welded pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey based on these preliminary rates. With respect to the India and Turkey investigations, Commerce will adjust the cash deposit rates by the amount of export subsidies found in the companion countervailing duty investigations.

On November 7, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the cases involving China and India. In the China AD investigation, Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 132.63 percent to the China-wide entity, based on adverse facts available. In the India AD investigation, Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 50.55 percent to the mandatory respondents, Bhushan Steel and Welspun Trading Limited, based on adverse facts available. Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 50.55 percent to all other producers and exporters of large diameter welded pipe from India.

On December 6, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission announced its injury determinations. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China and India and a countervailing duty order on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe from India, and antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel structural pipe from China.

On February 21, 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the investigations of imports from Canada (AD only), Greece (AD only), Korea (AD and CVD), and Turkey (AD and CVD), determining that exporters from Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey have sold large diameter welded pipe at less than fair value in the United States at the following rates:

  • Canada – 12.32%
  • Greece – 9.96%
  • Korea – 7.03 to 20.39%
  • Turkey – 4.55 to 5.05%

On April 2, 2019 the USITC announced its final injury determinations in an unusually complex and nuanced set of findings. The commission made affirmative determinations with respect to the antidumping duty investigations of line pipe from Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey; and made affirmative determinations with respect to the countervailing duty investigation of line pipe from Korea. All four commissioners voted to terminate the countervailing duty investigation of line pipe from Turkey. The Commission made affirmative determinations with respect to the antidumping duty investigations of structural pipe from Canada, Korea, and Turkey; and made affirmative determinations with respect to the countervailing duty investigations of structural pipe from Korea and Turkey. All commissioners voted to terminate the antidumping duty investigation of structural pipe from Greece, made negative determinations with respect to the antidumping duty investigations of stainless steel pipe from Canada and Korea, and voted in the negative with respect to the countervailing duty investigation of stainless steel pipe from Korea. All commissioners voted to terminate the antidumping duty investigations of stainless steel pipe from Greece and Turkey and the countervailing duty investigation of stainless steel pipe from Turkey.

As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, the Department of Commerce will issue: antidumping duty orders on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe from Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey; a countervailing duty order on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe from Korea; antidumping duty orders on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel structural pipe from Canada, Korea, and Turkey; and a countervailing duty order on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel structural pipe from Korea and Turkey.

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7305 Other tubes and pipes (for example, welded, riveted or similarly closed), having circular crosssections, the external diameter of which exceeds 406.4 mm, of iron or steel.
730511 Longitudinally submerged arc welded
730512 Other, longitudinally welded
730519 Other
730520 Casing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas
730531 Longitudinally welded
730539 Other

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