October 30, 2009
News Release 09-090
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-469 and 731-TA-1168 (P)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC VOTES TO CONTINUE CASES
ON CERTAIN SEAMLESS CARBON AND ALLOY STEEL
STANDARD, LINE, AND PRESSURE PIPE FROM CHINA
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.
All six Commissioners made affirmative threat determinations.
As a result of the Commission's affirmative threat determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations on imports of these products from China, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about December 10, 2009 and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about February 23, 2010.
The Commission's public report Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-469 and 731-TA-1168 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4106, November 2009) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.
Copies of the report are expected to be available after November 30, 2009, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205- 2104.
Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure
Pipe from China
Investigations No. 701-TA-469 and 731-TA-1168 (Preliminary)
Product Description: Seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipes ("seamless SLP pipe") are seamless (i.e., not welded) tubular products less than or equal to 16 inches in outside diameter and intended to convey liquids and gases. Seamless standard pipe is intended to convey water, steam, natural gas, air, and other liquids and gases at low pressures in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, automatic sprinklers, and other related uses. Seamless line pipe is intended to convey oil and natural gas and other fluids in pipe lines, transmission lines, or gathering lines. Seamless pressure pipe is intended to convey water, steam, petrochemicals, chemicals, oil products, natural gas, and other liquids and gases at elevated temperatures or pressures, or both, in industrial piping systems.
Status of Proceedings: 1. Type of investigations: Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty. 2. Petitioners: TMK IPSCO, Downers Grove, IL; United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, PA; The United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Worker International Union ("USW"); and V&M Star LP, Houston, TX. 3. Preliminary investigations instituted by the USITC: September 16, 2009. 4. Commission's conference: October 7, 2009. 5. USITC vote: October 30, 2009. 6. USITC determinations to the U.S. Department of Commerce: November 2, 2009. 7. USITC views to the U.S. Department of Commerce: November 9, 2009. U.S. Industry: 1. Number of reporting producers in 2008: Five. 2. Location of reporting producers' plants: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas. 3. Employment of production and related workers in 2008: (1) 4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2008: (1) 5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2008: (1) U.S. Imports: 1. From the China during 2008: $412 million. 2. From other countries during 2008: $597 million. 3. Leading sources during 2008: China, Mexico, Italy, and Argentina (in terms of total value).
(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.