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Commerce Keeps Duties on Pipe from Japan, Romania

Written by Sandy Williams

The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided not to revoke existing antidumping duties on imports of carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Japan and Romania. To do so, said the ITC, would “likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.”

Following the five-year sunset review, all four commissioners voted on Sept. 19 to keep the Japan duties in place. One commissioner voted in favor of revoking the duties on pipe from Romania.

The Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires the Department of Commerce to revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order, or terminate a suspension agreement, after five years unless the Department of Commerce and the USITC determine that by doing is likely to allow future violations or injury to occur.

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