USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey

March 5, 2018
News Release 18-026
Inv. No. 701-TA-593-596 and 731-TA-1401-1406 (Preliminary)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of large diameter welded pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the governments of China, India, Korea, and Turkey.  

Chairman Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Vice Chairman David S. Johanson, and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson and Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about April 16, 2018, and its antidumping duty determinations due on or about June 29, 2018.

The Commission’s public report Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-593-596 and 731-TA-1401-1406 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4768, March 2018) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after April 2, 2018; 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

Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-593-596 and 731-TA-1401-1406 (Preliminary)

Product Description:  Large diameter welded pipe covered by these investigations is welded carbon and alloy steel pipe, more than 406.4 mm (16 inches) in nominal diameter (large diameter welded pipe), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, grade, end finish, or stenciling. Large diameter welded pipe may be used to transport oil, gas, steam, slurry, or other liquids. It may also be used for structural purposes, including piling. Specifically not included is large diameter welded pipe produced only to specifications of the American Water Works Association ("AWWA") for water and sewage pipe.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Preliminary phase antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Birmingham, AL; Berg Steel Pipe Corp., Panama City, FL; Berg Spiral Pipe Corp., Mobile, AL; Dura-Bond Industries, Inc., Export, PA; Skyline Steel, Newington, VA; and Stupp Corp., Baton Rouge, LA.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
4.   USITC Conference Date:  Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Monday, March 5, 2018.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

U.S. Industry in 2017:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  12
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.
3.   Production and related workers: 2,049.
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  $1.3 billion.
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  $2.2 billion.
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  33.9 percent (by value).

U.S. Imports in 2017:

1.   Subject imports:  $738.5 million.
2.   Nonsubject imports:  $169.7 million.
3.  Leading import sources:  India, Canada and Korea.

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