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 Oman, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of Pakistan.
The Commission further determined that imports of these products from the Philippines are negligible.
All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative with respect to Oman, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam and made findings of negligibility with respect to the Philippines.
As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its investigations on imports of this product from Oman, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about January 21, 2016, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about April 5, 2016.
The Commission’s public report Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-549 and 731-TA-1299-1303 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4586, December 2015) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.
The report will be available after January 11, 2016. 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
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-549 and 731-TA-1299-1303 (Preliminary)
Product Description: Welded carbon-quality steel pipes and tubes of circular cross‐section, with an outside nominal diameter not more than 16 inches, regardless of wall thickness, surface finish (e.g., black, galvanized, or painted), or end finish (plain end, beveled end, grooved, threaded, or threaded and coupled), and generally known as standard pipe, fence pipe and tube, sprinkler pipe, and structural pipe.
Status of Proceedings:
1. Type of investigations: Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty.
2. Petitioners: Bull Moose Tube Company, Chesterfield, MO; EXLTUBE, N. Kansas City, MO; Wheatland Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, Chicago, IL; and Western Tube and Conduit, Long Beach, CA.
3. Preliminary investigations instituted by the USITC: October 28, 2015.
4. Commission’s conference: November 18, 2015.
5. USITC vote: December 11, 2015.
6. USITC determinations to the U.S. Department of Commerce: December 14, 2015.
7. USITC views to the U.S. Department of Commerce: December 21, 2015.
1. Number of producers in 2014: Ten.
2. Location of producers’ plants: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2014: 
4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2014: 1
5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2014: 1
1. From the subject countries during 2014: 1
2. From other countries during 2014: 1
3. Leading sources during 2014: Canada, Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates (in terms of total value).
 Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.
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