The Department of Commerce announced on Wednesday the initiation of AD and CVD investigations of imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Pakistan. AD investigations were initiated on imports of the same products from Oman, the Philippines, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
The products in question are welded carbon-quality steel pipe and tube, of circular cross-section, with an outside diameter not more than 16 inches, regardless of wall thickness, surface finish, end finish, or industry specification. The products are generally known as standard pipe, fence pipe and tube, sprinkler pipe, and structural pipe and are intended for the low-pressure conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and gases in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, and automatic sprinkler systems. The products may also be used for light load-bearing and mechanical applications, such as for fence tubing.
The petitions for the investigation were initiated by Bull Moose Tube Company, EXLTUBE, Wheatland Tube, and Western Tube and Conduit.
The alleged dumping margins and subsidy rate are described in the chart below.
The next step in the investigation will be a preliminary injury determination by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) by December 14, 2015. If a there is reasonable indication of material or threatened material injury to the domestic industry, the DOC will continue the investigation and make a preliminary CVD Determination in January 2016 and preliminary AD determination in April 2016. The determinations dates are subject to extension of deadlines. Presuming the cases continue, final determination and issuance of orders would be in May and August of 2016.
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