November 14, 2012
News Release 12-116
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-482-484 and 731-TA-1191-1194 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

CIRCULAR WELDED CARBON-QUALITY STEEL PIPE FROM INDIA, OMAN, THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, AND VIETNAM DOES NOT INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from India, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are subsidized, and by imports from India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam that Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Commissioners Daniel R. Pearson, Shara L. Aranoff, David S. Johanson, and Meredith Broadbent voted in the negative. Chairman Irving A. Williamson and Commissioner Dean A. Pinkert voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the USITC's negative determinations, no antidumping or countervailing duty orders will be issued.

The Commission's public report Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-482-484 and 731-TA-1191- 1194 (Final), USITC Publication 4362, December 2012) will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigations.

Copies may be obtained after December 26, 2012, by emailing pubrequest@usitc.gov, calling 202-205-2000, or by writing the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax 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-482-484 and 731-TA-l 191-1194 (Final)

Product Description: These investigations cover circular welded carbon-quality steel pipes and tube with an outside diameter not more than 16 inches regardless of wall thickness, surface finish (e.g., bare, galvanized, or painted), or end finish (plain end, beveled end, grooved, threaded, or threaded and coupled). These pipes are generally known as standard pipe, fence pipe and tube, sprinkler pipe, and structural pipe. This description does not include (a) pipe suitable for use in boilers, superheaters, heat exchangers, refining furnaces and feedwater heaters; (b) finished electrical conduit; (c) finished scaffolding; (d) tube and pipe hollows for redrawing; (e) oil country tubular goods produced to American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications; (f) line pipe produced to only API specifications; and (g) mechanical tubing.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigations:  Final antidumping and countervailing duty.
2. Petitioners:  Allied Tube and Conduit, Harvey, IL; JMC Steel Group, Chicago, IL; Wheatland
       Tube, Sharon, PA; and United States Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA.
3. Investigations instituted by USITC:  October 26, 2011.
4. USITC hearing:  October 17, 2012.
5. USITC vote:  November 14, 2012.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: December 5, 2012.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of U.S. producers during 2009-11:  20.
2. Location of producers' plants:  Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa,
       Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio,
       Pennsylvania, South Carolina (until 2012), and Texas. 
3. Employment of production and related workers of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe in
       2011:  1,513.
4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe in 2011:
       $1.0 billion.
5. Apparent U.S. consumption of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe in 2011:  $1.6 billion.
6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption in 2011:  12.1 percent by value.

U.S. Imports in 2011:

1. From subject countries: 206,024 short tons (valued at $190.0 million).
2. From countries not subject to these investigations: 306,372 short tons (valued at
       $330.4 million).
3.     Leading sources during 2011:  Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Korea, India, Vietnam, and
               Thailand (by value). 

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