USITC Makes Determinations Concerning Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Canada, Greece, Korea, And Turkey

April 2, 2019
News Release 19-023
Inv. No. 701-TA-595-596, 731-TA-1401, 1403, and 1405-1406 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Makes Determinations Concerning Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Canada, Greece, Korea, And Turkey

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) announced today its injury determinations in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning large diameter welded (LDW) pipe from Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey 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 governments of Korea and Turkey.

Four Commissioners identified three like products and one Commissioner identified two like products in these investigations.

LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe (line pipe):  The Commission made affirmative determinations with respect to the antidumping duty investigations of line pipe from Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey.  Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson and Rhonda K. Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative; Commissioner Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the negative.

The Commission made affirmative determinations with respect to the countervailing duty investigation of line pipe from Korea.  Chairman Johanson and Commissioners Williamson and Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative; Commissioner Broadbent voted in the negative.

All four Commissioners voted to terminate the countervailing duty investigation of line pipe from Turkey.

LDW carbon and alloy steel structural pipe (structural pipe):  The Commission made affirmative determinations with respect to the antidumping duty investigations of structural pipe from Canada, Korea, and Turkey.  Chairman Johanson and Commissioners Williamson, Broadbent, and Schmidtlein, voted in the affirmative.

The Commission made affirmative determinations with respect to the countervailing duty investigations of structural pipe from Korea and Turkey.  Chairman Johanson and Commissioners Williamson, Broadbent, and Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative.

All four Commissioners voted to terminate the antidumping duty investigation of structural pipe from Greece.

LDW stainless steel pipe (stainless steel pipe):  All five Commissioners made negative determinations with respect to the antidumping duty investigations of stainless steel pipe from Canada and Korea.

All five Commissioners voted in the negative with respect to the countervailing duty investigation of stainless steel pipe from Korea.

All five Commissioners voted to terminate the antidumping duty investigations of stainless steel pipe from Greece and Turkey and the countervailing duty investigation of stainless steel pipe from Turkey.

Commissioner Jason E. Kearns voted in the affirmative with respect to the LDW carbon and alloy steel pipe antidumping duty investigations concerning Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey and the countervailing duty investigation concerning Korea.  Commissioner Kearns voted to terminate the LDW carbon and alloy steel pipe countervailing duty investigations concerning Turkey.

As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue: antidumping duty orders on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe from Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey; a countervailing duty order on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe from Korea; antidumping duty orders on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel structural pipe from Canada, Korea, and Turkey; and a countervailing duty order on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel structural pipe from Korea and Turkey.

The Commission’s public report Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-595-596 and 731-TA-1401, 1403, and 1405-1406 (Final), USITC Publication 4883, April 2019) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by May 6, 2019; 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 (LDWP) from Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-595-596 and 731-TA-1401, 1403, 1405-1406 (Final)

Product Description:  The large diameter welded pipe (LDWP) covered by these investigations is welded carbon and alloy steel pipe (including stainless steel pipe), more than 406.4 mm (16 inches) in nominal outside diameter (large diameter welded pipe), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, grade, end finish, or stenciling.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Final phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Birmingham, Alabama; Berg Steel Pipe Corp., Panama City, Florida; Berg Spiral Pipe Corp., Mobile, Alabama; Dura-Bond Industries, Inc., Export, Pennsylvania; Skyline Steel, Newington, Virginia; Stupp Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Welspun Tubular, Little Rock, Arkansas.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, April 15, 2019.

U.S. Industry in 2017:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  15
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.
3.   Production and related workers:  2,372.
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  $1,275,313,000.
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  $2,248,792,000.
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption: 1

U.S. Imports in 2017:

1.   Subject imports: [1]
2.   Nonsubject imports:  1
3.   Leading import sources:  India, Canada, Korea, Germany, and Turkey.

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

 

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