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USITC Announces Determinations Concerning Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe from India

October 25, 2016
News Release 16-136
Inv. No. 701-TA-548 and 731-TA-1298 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Announces Determinations Concerning Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe from India

USITC ANNOUNCES DETERMINATIONS

CONCERNING WELDED STAINLESS STEEL PRESSURE PIPE

FROM INDIA

 

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 India that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. 

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

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

The Commission’s public report Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe from India (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-548 and 731-TA-1298 (Final), USITC Publication 4644, November 2016) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

 

The report will be available by November 28, 2016; when available, 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 India

Investigation Nos. 701-TA-548 and 731-TA-1298 (Final)

 

Product Description:  Circular welded austenitic stainless steel pressure pipe not greater than 14 inches in outside diameter. References to size are in nominal inches and include all products within tolerances allowed by pipe specifications. This merchandise includes, but is not limited to, the American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) A-312 or ASTM A-778 specifications, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications. ASTM A-358 products are only included when they are produced to meet ASTM A-312 or ASTM A-778 specifications, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications. Excluded from the scope of the investigation are: (1) welded stainless mechanical tubing, meeting ASTM A-554 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications; (2) boiler, heat exchanger, superheater, refining furnace, feedwater heater, and condenser tubing, meeting ASTM A-249, ASTM A-688 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications; and (3) specialized tubing, meeting ASTM A-269, ASTM A-270 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications.

 

Status of Proceedings:

 

1.         Type of investigation: Final antidumping and countervailing duty.

2.         Petitioners:  Bristol Metals, LLC, Bristol, TN; Felker Brothers Corp., Marshfield, WI; Marcegaglia USA, Munhall, PA; Outokumpu Stainless USA LLC, Inc., Wildwood, FL.

3.         Investigation instituted by USITC:  September 30, 2015.

4.         USITC hearing: September 22, 2016.

5.         USITC vote: October 25, 2016.

6.         USITC notification of Department of Commerce: November 7, 2016.

 

U.S. Industry:

 

1.         Number of U.S. producers in 2015:  7.

2.         Location of producers’ plants:  Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington.   

3.         Employment of production and related workers in 2015:  256.                    

4.         U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments in 2015: 23,006 short tons.

5.         Apparent U.S. consumption in 2015: 64,742 short tons.

6.         Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption in 2015: 23.3 percent by quantity.

 

U.S. Imports in 2015:

 

1.         From the subject countries during 2015: $47.5 million.

2.         From other countries during 2015: $102.6 million.

3.         Leading sources during 2015: Taiwan, India, Korea (in terms of total value).

 

 

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