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On January 17, 2018, the American Line Pipe Producers Association filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The merchandise covered by this investigation 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, slurry, steam, or other liquids. It may also be used for structural purposes, including piling. Specifically not included is large diameter welded pipe produced specifically to specifications of the American Water Works Association (“AWWA”) for water and sewage pipe.

Large diameter welded pipe used to transport oil, gas, or natural gas liquids is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (“API”) specification SL. Large diameter welded pipe may also be produced to American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) standards ASOO, A252, or A53. Large diameter welded pipe can be produced to comparable foreign specifications or to proprietary grades, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of these investigations, whether or not produced according to a particular standard.

Subject merchandise also includes large diameter welded pipe that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to coating, painting, notching, beveling, cutting, punching, welding, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope large diameter welded pipe. The large diameter welded pipe that is subject to these investigations is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.1060, 7305.19.5000, 7305.31.4000, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000, and 7305.39.5000. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

American Line Pipe Producers Association

American Steel Pipe
1501 31st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35207

Berg Steel Pipe Corp.
5315 W. 19th Street
PO Box 59209
Panama City, FL 32401‐1090

Dura‐Bond Pipe LLC /
Steelton Pipe Mill
2716 S Front St
Steelton, PA 17113‐3099

Skyline Steel
8 Wood Hollow Road, Suite 102
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Stupp Corporation
Ed Scram
12555 Ronaldson Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Timothy C. Brightbill
WILEY REIN LLP
1776 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

16 to 25 percent

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN

Countervailing Duty Petition issued against India, Korea, China, and Turkey. Amounts of additional duties unspecified.

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

  2015 2016 Jan-Nov 2016 Jan-Nov 2017
Korea
Quantity (kilograms) 227,916 174,452 164,361 156,993
Value (1,000 USD) 187,219 150,307 142,472 126,602
AUV (through 3rd Quarter) (USD) 0.821 0.862 0.897 0.772
Turkey
Quantity (kilograms) 115,629 108,546 108,537 56,690
Value (1,000 USD) 136,214 116,081 116,064 57,275
AUV ($) 1.178 1.069 1.069 1.025
Greece
Quantity (kilograms) 182,657 82,375 58,228 12,566
Value (1,000 USD) 197,195 69,974 50,800 10,706
AUV ($) 1.080 0.849 0.966 0.314
Canada
Quantity (kilograms) 306,779 61,385 50,809 113,617
Value (1,000 USD) 413,431 65,952 55,599 161,683
AUV ($) 1.348 1.074 1.128 1.103
China
Quantity (kilograms) 47,447 19,011 18,095 30,547
Value (1,000 USD) 37,877 12,952 12,222 27,779
AUV ($) 0.798 0.681 0.683 0.872
India
Quantity (kilograms) 46,349 29,682 29,667 355,715
Value (1,000 USD) 44,864 25,994 25,990 294,668
AUV ($) 0.968 0.876 0.850 0.831

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley.