December 9, 2011
News Release 11-158
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-482-485 and 731-TA-1191-1194 (P)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

USITC VOTES TO CONTINUE CASES ON CIRCULAR WELDED CARBON-QUALITY STEEL PIPE FROM INDIA, OMAN, THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, AND VIETNAM

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, Vice Chairman Irving A. Williamson, and Commissioners Daniel R. Pearson, Shara L. Aranoff, and Dean A. Pinkert voted in the affirmative. Commissioner David S. Johanson did not participate in these investigations.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations on imports of this product from India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about January 19, 2012, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about April 3, 2012.

The Commission's public report Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-482-485 and 731-TA-1191-1194 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4298, December 2011) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after January 9, 2012, by emailing pubrequest@usitc.gov, 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.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from India, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-482-485 and 731-TA-1191-1194 (Preliminary)

Product Description: These investigations cover circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe and tube with an outside diameter not more than 16 inches, regardless of wall thickness, surface finish, end finish, or industry specification. Standard pipe, sprinkler pipe, and fence and structural pipe and tube are included in this product description. The product description does not include boiler tubes, heat exchanger tubes, hollows for redrawing, electric conduit, oil country tubular goods, scaffolding, line pipe made to American Petroleum Institute's specifications, and mechanical tubing.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigations:  Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty.
2. Petitioners:  Allied Tube and Conduit, Harvey, IL; JMC Steel
        Group, Chicago, IL; United States Steel Corporation,
        Pittsburgh, PA; and Wheatland Tube, Sharon, PA. 
3. Investigations instituted by USITC:  October 26, 2011.
4. USITC conference:  November 16, 2011.
5. USITC vote:  December 9, 2011.                                
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  December 12, 2011.


U.S. Industry:

1. Number of U.S. producers:  18.
2. Location of producers' plants:  Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas,
        California, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois,
        Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio,
        Pennsylvania, and Texas. 
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2010:  1,465. 
4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments of finished circular welded
        carbon-quality steel pipe in 2010:  0.9 million short tons
        valued at $888.1 million.       
5. Apparent U.S. consumption of circular welded carbon-quality
        steel pipe in 2010:  1.4 million short tons valued at $1.3
        billion.
6. Ratio of subject imports from India, Oman, the U.A.E., and
        Vietnam to apparent U.S. consumption in 2010:  by quantity,
        12.7 percent; by value, 11.2 percent.


U.S. Imports in 2010:

1. Quantity of subject imports:  176,314 short tons.
2. Value of subject imports:  $150.0 million. 

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