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Commerce to lower import duties on welded pipe from UAE

Written by Laura Miller

The US Department of Commerce will likely be lowering the antidumping duty (AD) rates on imports of welded pipe from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a Federal Register filing.

Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is conducting an administrative review of the AD order on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe imports from the UAE.

In the review, the ITA preliminarily determined that the UAE made sales of the subject pipe in the US at prices below normal value during the period of review, Dec. 1, 2021, through Nov. 30, 2022.

The ITA set initial weighted-average dumping margins of 0.96% for the UAE’s Conares Metal Supply and 1.09% for Universal Tube and Plastic Industries, THL Tube and Pipe Industries, and KHK Scaffolding and Framework. Ajmal Steel Tubes & Pipes, KD Industries, and TSI Metal Industries were assigned margins of 1.06%.

These preliminary rates are lower than the ones the companies received in the prior one-year period of review: 5.06% for Ajmal; 2.63% for Universal, THL, and KHK; and 3.63% for Conares, KD, and TSI.

The agency is asking interested parties to submit comments by Feb. 7. It intends to make its final determination in this review by May 7.

A sunset review of these duties was completed in 2022. It was determined that the duties should remain in place for another five years on the pipe imports from the UAE, Oman, and Pakistan.

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