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Commerce Adjusts Pipe and Tube Antidumping Duties

Written by Laura Miller

The US Department of Commerce has released updated antidumping duty rates on certain pipe and tube imports after administrative reviews. It has also brought prior determinations in line with remand orders from the US Court of International Trade (CIT).

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Commerce set a 1.59% weighted-average dumping margin for the Interpipe group of companies in the preliminary results of an administrative review looking at OCTG imports from Ukraine during the one-year period ended June 30, 2021. The all-others rate remains set at 7.47%. Commerce intends to issue the final results of that administrative review in mid-January.

Commerce has also adjusted antidumping duties on OCTG imports from South Korea after the CIT remanded the results of specific administrative reviews.

For the one-year period ended Aug. 31, 2017, Commerce amended the AD duties on OCTG imports to 9.77% for South Korea’s Nexteel Co., to 5.28% for SeAH Steel Corp., and to 7.53% for non-examined companies. These rates are lower than the duties previously set at 32.24% for Nexteel, 16.73% for SeAH, and 24.49% for non-examined companies.

Commerce also adjusted SeAH Steel’s OCTG AD rate for the period Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2018, after a CIT remand determination. For that period of review, SeAH’s weighted-average dumping margin was adjusted to 0%.

Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube

Commerce set preliminary AD duty rates on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube imports from China for the Aug. 1, 2020, through July 31, 2021, period of review. A dumping margin of 45.02% was set for Hangzhou Ailong Metal Products Co. The margin for the China-wide entity was unchanged from 255.07%.

For light-walled rectangular pipe and tube imported from Mexico during the same period of review, Commerce set preliminary dumping rates of 3.11% for Maquilacero, 4.47% for Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos, and 3.79% for Perfiles LM and Productos Laminados de Monterrey (Prolamsa). The review was rescinded for 14 individual companies, and the all-others rate continues to be 3.76%.

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