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ITC Issues CVD Duties on Mechanical Tube from China, India

Written by Sandy Williams

The U.S. International Trade Commission issued its final affirmative determination of material injury regarding imports of cold drawn mechanical tubes from China and India. The decision triggers the imposition of countervailing duties assigned by Commerce on Dec. 5.

The Commission did not find critical circumstances for tubes imported from China and, therefore, will not subject the product to retroactive countervailing duties.

The product covered under the investigation is cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel that has been cold-drawn or otherwise cold-finished after the initial tube formation in a manner that involves a change in the diameter or wall thickness of the tubing, or both, and may be produced from either welded or seamless carbon or alloy steel tubular products.

Countervailing duties for China producers will be: 21.41 percent for Jiangsu Hong Yi Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.; 18.27 percent for Zhangjiagang Huaceng Import & Export Co., Ltd.; and 19.84 percent for all other Chinese exporters and products.

Countervailing duties for India producers will be: 8.02 percent for Goodluck Industries, 42.6 percent for Tube Investments of India, and 22.41 percent for all others.

According to Commerce data, there are eight producers of the product in the United States with a combined 2016 shipment total of $503.8 million. Apparent U.S. consumption totals $774.4 million. In 2016, China imported $29.4 million of tubing to the U.S. and India imported $25 million.

Commerce is also conducting an antidumping investigation on mechanical tubing from these two countries.

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