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Commerce Updates a Host of P&T Import Duties

Written by Laura Miller

The US Department of Commerce recently updated antidumping and countervailing duty rates on a number of different welded pipe and tube products.

An SMU review of the US government’s Federal Register show the following changes by Commerce in multiple administrative reviews:

Welded Line Pipe from South Korea

Considering the one-year period ended Nov. 30, 2021, Commerce set final weighted-average dumping margins of 2.38% for Korea’s Nexteel, 4.23% for SeAH Steel, and 3.27% for 29 companies not selected for individual review.

The rates were higher than those found in the prior period’s administrative review. For that 2019-20 period, rates were set at 1.73% for Hyundai Steel, 0% for SeAH Steel, and 1.73% for the 29 companies not individually reviewed.

Large-Diameter Welded Line Pipe from Greece

In the preliminary results of the administrative review of the one-year period ended April 30, 2022, Commerce set a dumping margin of 6.95% for Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry. The rate is significantly lower than the 41.04% rate set in final results of the prior review. The all-others rate continues to be 10.26%.

Large Diameter Welded Line Pipe from South Korea

In the preliminary results of a review of the 2021 calendar year, countervailable subsidy rates were set by Commerce at 1.54% for Hyundai RB Co., Shinchang Construction Co., and HiSteel Co., and 0.17% de minimis for SeAH Steel and its affiliates SeAH Holdings and ESAB SeAH Corp. De minimis rates below 0.5% mean no duties will actually be collected.

Large Diameter Welded Line Pipe from Canada

Commerce considered the one-year period ended April 30, 2022, and preliminarily set a 0% weighted-average dumping margin for Evraz Inc. NA, Evraz Inc. NA Canada, the Canadian National Steel Corp., and non-examined companies.

Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from India

In two administrative reviews, Commerce set final antidumping rates for India’s Goodluck India.

The rate was set at 1.59% for the period Nov. 22, 2017, through May 31, 2019.

For the one-year period ended May 31, 2020, Goodluck’s rate was decreased slightly, to 1.39%.

The rates were unchanged from the preliminary results, despite petitioners ArcelorMittal Tubular Products, Michigan Seamless Tube, Plymouth Tube, PTC Alliance, Webco Industries, and Zekelman Industries having commented on the initial results.

Both welded and seamless cold-drawn mechanical tubing is covered under this particular order.

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Pipe from Oman

Commerce concluded two concurrent administrative reviews of these pipe duties.

In the final results for Dec. 1, 2019, to Nov. 30, 2020, a rate of 4.61% was set for Al Jazeera Steel Products.

For the following one-year period ended Nov. 30, 2021, rates were set at 2.31% for Al Jazerera, Al Samna Metal Manufacturing & Trading, Bollore Logistics (Oman), and Transworld Shipping Trading & Logistics Services.

Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from South Korea

In the final results of this administrative review, Commerce set dumping rates of 12.87% for Husteel Co. and 22 non-examined companies, and a rate of 0% for Nexteel, all for the one-year period ended Oct. 31, 2021.

Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand

Final dumping rates for the period March 31, 2021, to Feb. 28, 2022, were set by Commerce at 0.71% for Thai Premium Pipe Co. The all-others rate remains 15.67%.

Circular Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube from Turkey

Commerce set a preliminary dumping margin of 5.44% for Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret for the one-year period ended April 30, 2022. The all-others rate was unchanged at 14.74%.

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