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USITC Announces Determinations Concerning Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from Oman, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam

November 18, 2016
News Release 16-145
Inv. No. 701-TA-549 and 731-TA-1299-1300 and 1302-1303 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Announces Determinations Concerning Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from Oman, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today announced its determinations in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Oman, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of Pakistan. 

The Commission determined that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of this product from Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates that are sold in the United States at less than fair value.  The Commission further found that imports from Vietnam that are sold in the United States at less than fair value and that are subsidized by the government of Pakistan are negligible.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative with respect to imports from Oman and the United Arab Emirates.  All six Commissioners made findings of negligibility with respect to imports from Vietnam and with respect to subsidized imports from Pakistan.  Chairman Irving A. Williamson, Vice Chairman David S. Johanson, and Commissioner Rhonda K. Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative with respect to imports from Pakistan that are sold in the United States at less than fair value; Commissioners Dean A. Pinkert, Meredith M. Broadbent, and F. Scott Kieff voted in the negative with respect to these imports.

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates.  As a result of the Commission’s findings of negligibility, no duties will be issued on imports of these products from Vietnam, and no countervailing duties will be issued on imports of these products from Pakistan.

The Commission’s public report Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from Oman, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-549 and 731-TA-1299-1300 and 1302-1303 (Final), USITC Publication 4651, December 2016) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by December 27, 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
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from Oman, Pakistan, The United Arab Emirates and Vietnam
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-549 and 731-TA-1299, 1300, 1302, and 1303 (Final)

Product Description:  Welded carbon-quality steel pipes and tube, of circular cross-section, with an outside 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 investigation: Final 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[1]; and Western Tube and Conduit, Long Beach, CA.
3. Investigation instituted by USITC:  October 28, 2015.
4. USITC hearing: October 13, 2016.
5. USITC vote: November 18, 2016.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: December 5, 2016.

U.S. Industry:
1. Number of U.S. producers in 2015:  Nine.
2. Location of producers’ plants:  Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2015:  1,280
4. U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments in 2015:  $867 million
5. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2015:  $1.6 billion.
6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption in 2015: [2]

U.S. Imports in 2015:
1. From the subject countries during 2015: 2
2. From other countries during 2015: 2
3. Leading sources during 2015: Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam (in terms of total value).

 

[1] On June 6, 2016, JMC Steel Group changed its corporate name to Zekelman Industries Inc.

[2] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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