Trade Cases

Commerce Opens Pipe & Tube Duty Circumvention Probe

Written by Laura Miller


At the request of US pipe and tube producers, the US Department of Commerce has begun inquiries into the alleged circumvention of antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) on a variety of products from a host of Asian countries.

steel pipe

The request came from Atlas Tube Inc., Bull Moose Tube Co., Maruichi American Corp., Nucor Tubular Products Inc., Searing Industries, Vest Inc., Wheatland Tube Co., and the United Steelworkers union.

The inquiry examines whether certain pipe and tube products – those completed in Vietnam from hot-rolled steel produced in China, Korea, India, or Taiwan – are circumventing AD and CVD orders on the following products:

  • Circular welded carbon quality steel pipe from China and Taiwan
  • Circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from South Korea and Taiwan
  • Welded carbon steel standard pipe and tube from India
  • Circular welded carbon steel pipe and tube from Taiwan
  • Light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from South Korea
  • Light-walled rectangular carbon steel tubing from Taiwan

Opposition comments have already been filed by foreign producers SeAH Steel VINA Corp. and Vietnam Haiphong Hongyuan Machinery Manfactory Co.

By Laura Miller, Laura@SteelMarketUpdate.com

Laura Miller

Read more from Laura Miller

Latest in Trade Cases

Leibowitz: Could change at the ITC keep Weirton tin mill open?

The International Trade Commission (ITC) voted earlier this month against imposing antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of tin mill products from four countries. When Cliffs filed trade cases on tin mill products in early 2023, the company claimed that the failure to get massive duties on imports would result in the closure of its mill in Weirton, W.Va. We don’t know the reasoning behind this decision, only that all four sitting Commissioners voted not to impose duties. We do know that Cliffs plans to close Weirton.