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AD/CVD Determinations on Seamless Pipe and Wire Strand

Written by Sandy Williams

The Commerce Department released a number of findings in antidumping and countervailing investigations this week. Of particular note were decisions on seamless pipe and steel wire strand.

Commerce announced affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty investigations of seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from Russia and South Korea. Subsidy rates were determined at 4.39 percent and 2.13 percent, respectively.

The petitioner in the case is Vallourec Star in Houston, Texas.

Commerce is scheduled to make its final determinations by April 19, 2021. If affirmative, then the  U.S. International Trade Commission will make its final injury determinations by June 3, 2021.

The DOC is conducting concurrent antidumping duty investigations on imports of these products from the Czech Republic, Russia, South Korea and Ukraine. The preliminary AD determination for the Czech Republic is scheduled for Dec. 16. The preliminary AD determinations for Russia, South Korea and Ukraine are scheduled to be announced on Feb. 4, 2021.

Final affirmative antidumping determinations and rates were announced by Commerce on imports of prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from:

  • Argentina, 60.40 percent
  • Colombia, 86.09 percent
  • Egypt, 29.72 percent
  • Netherlands, 30.86 percent
  • Saudi Arabia, 194.40 percent
  • Taiwan, 23.89 percent
  • Turkey, 53.65 percent and
  • United Arab Emirates, 170.65 percent.

Commerce also determined that exporters from Turkey received countervailable subsidies at rates ranging from 30.78 percent to 158.44 percent.

The USITC is scheduled to make its final injury determinations by Jan. 21, 2021. Commerce is conducting concurrent AD investigations of PC strand from Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, and Ukraine. The final determinations for these investigations are scheduled to be announced on April 6, 2021.

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