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Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

June 24, 2014
News Release 14-065
Inv. No. 731-TA-1210-1212 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of welded stainless steel pressure pipe from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. The USITC also made a negative critical circumstances finding with respect to subject imports from Malaysia.

Commissioners Irving A. Williamson, David S. Johanson, and Rhonda K. Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative. Chairman Meredith M. Broadbent, Vice Chairman Dean A. Pinkert, and Commissioner F. Scott Kieff voted in the negative.

As a result of the USITC's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Commission's public report Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1210-1212 (Final), USITC Publication 4477, July 2014) will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after July 28, 2014. After that date, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.


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

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam
Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1210-1212 (Final)

Product Description: Welded stainless steel pressure pipe is of austenitic stainless steel not greater than 14 inches in outside diameter and of circular cross-section. It is produced in relatively few standard sizes, designated by nominal diameter and wall thickness, and designed for use with standard pipe fittings. It is used to convey fluids at high temperatures, high pressures, or both, in a variety of industrial sectors such as oil and gas, petrochemical, water treatment, etc.

Status of Proceedings:
1. Type of investigation:  Final antidumping.
2. Petitioners:  Bristol Metals, L.P., Bristol, TN; Felker Brothers Corp., Marshfield, WI; and
       Outokumpu Stainless Pipe, Inc., Schaumberg, IL. 
3. Investigation instituted by USITC:  May 16, 2013.
4. USITC hearing:  May 22, 2014.
5. USITC vote:  June 24, 2014.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  July 7, 2014.


U.S. Industry:
1. Number of U.S. producers in 2013:  Seven.
2. Location of producers' plants:  Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, Oklahoma,
       Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin. 
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2013:  289         
4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments in 2013:  28,530 short tons.  
5. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2013:  63, 294 short tons.
6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption in 2013:  24.7 percent by quantity.


U.S. Importers' U.S. shipments of imports in 2013:
1. From the subject countries during 2013:  $49.9 million.
2. From other countries during 2013:  $70.9 million.
3. Leading sources during 2013:  Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam (in terms
       of total value).

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