October 15, 2010
News Release 10-116
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-469 and 731-TA-1168 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined 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 the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioners Daniel R. Pearson, Shara L. Aranoff, Irving A. Williamson, and Dean A. Pinkert made affirmative determinations on the basis of threat. Commissioner Charlotte R. Lane made affirmative determinations on the basis of present injury.

As a result of the USITC's affirmative threat determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of these products from China.

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 (Final), USITC Publication 4190, October 2010) will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigations.

Copies may be obtained after November 17, 2010, 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.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from China
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-469 and 731-TA-1168 (Final)

Product Description: The seamless carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel pipes and redraw hollows subject to this proceeding are less than or equal to 16 inches (406.4 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wall-thickness, manufacturing process, end finish, or surface finish. Redraw hollows are any unfinished carbon or alloy (other than stainless) steel pipe or "hollow profiles" suitable for cold finishing operations, such as cold drawing, to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials ("ASTM") or American Petroleum Institute ("API") specifications referenced below, or comparable specifications. Specifically included within the scope are seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) standard, line, and pressure pipes produced to the ASTM A-53, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-589, ASTM A-795, ASTM A-1024, and the API 5L specifications, or comparable specifications, and meeting the physical parameters described above.

Status of Proceedings:
1. Type of investigations:  Final antidumping and countervailing duty. 
2. Petitioners:  TMK IPSCO, Downers Grove, IL; United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, PA;
      V&M Star LP, Houston, TX; and The United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber,
      Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Worker International Union.
3. Preliminary investigations instituted by the USITC:  September 16, 2009.
4. Hearing:  September 14, 2010.
5. USITC vote:  October 15, 2010.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  October 27, 2010.

U.S. Industry:
1. Number of reporting producers in 2009:  Eight.
2. Location of reporting producers' plants:  Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
      and Texas.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2009: (1) 
4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2009: (1) 
5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2009: (1) 

U.S. Imports:
1. From China during 2009: (1)  
2. From other countries during 2009: (1)  
3. Leading sources during 2009: China, Germany, Italy, and Japan (in terms of total quantity).

(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.