Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea and Switzerland Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

May 17, 2018
News Release 18-058
Inv. No. 731-TA-1362-1367 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea and Switzerland 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 cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Vice Chairman David S. Johanson, and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson and Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the affirmative. Chairman Rhonda K. Schmidtlein and Commissioner Jason E. Kearns did not participate in the votes.

As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland.

The Commission also made negative findings concerning critical circumstances with regard to imports of this product from China, Italy, and Korea.  As a result, imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Italy, and Korea will not be subject to retroactive antidumping duties.

The Commission’s public report Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland (Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1362-1367 (Final), USITC Publication 4790, May 2018) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by June 16, 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

 

Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland

Investigation Nos: 731-TA-1362-1367 (Final)

 

Product Description:  The scope of these investigations covers cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel of circular cross-section, 304.8 mm or more in length, in actual outside diameters of less than 331 mm, and regardless of wall thickness, surface finish, end finish or industry specification. The subject cold-drawn mechanical tubing has been cold-drawn or otherwise cold-finished after the initial tube formation in a manner that involves a change in the diameter or wall thickness of the tubing, or both, and may be produced from either welded or seamless carbon or alloy steel tubular products.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Final antidumping duty investigations

2.   Petitioners:  ArcelorMittal Tubular Products, Shelby, Ohio; Michigan Seamless Tube LLC, South Lyon, Michigan; PTC Alliance Corp., Wexford, Pennsylvania; Webco Industries Inc., Sand Springs, Oklahoma; and Zekelman Industries Inc., Farrell, Pennsylvania

3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Wednesday, December 06, 2017

5.   USITC Vote Date:  Thursday, May 17, 2018

6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Thursday, May 31, 2018

U.S. Industry in 2016:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  8

2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania

3.   Production and related workers:  1,802

4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  $530.8 million

5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  $774.4 million

6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  [1]

U.S. Imports in 2016:

1.   Subject imports:  1

2.   Nonsubject imports:  1

3.   Leading import sources:  India, Germany, China, and Switzerland

 


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

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