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On October 23, 2019, Petitioners Bonney Forge Corporation and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (“USW”) filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Forged Steel Fittings from India and the imposition of antidumping duties on imports from the Republic of Korea.


The merchandise covered by these investigations is carbon and alloy forged steel fittings, whether unfinished (commonly known as blanks or rough forgings) or finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of shapes including, but not limited to, elbows, tees, crosses, laterals, couplings, reducers, caps, plugs, bushings, unions, and outlets. Forged steel fittings are covered regardless of end finish, whether threaded, socket-weld or other end connections. The scope includes integrally reinforced forged branch outlet fittings, regardless of whether they have one or more ends that is a socket welding, threaded, butt welding end, or other end connections.

While these fittings are generally manufactured to specifications ASME B16.11, MSS SP-79, MSS SP-83, MSS SP-97, ASTM A105, ASTM A350 and ASTM A182, the scope is not limited to fittings made to these specifications.

The term forged is an industry term used to describe a class of products included in applicable standards, and it does not reference an exclusive manufacturing process. Forged steel fittings are not manufactured from castings. Pursuant to the applicable standards, fittings may also be machined from bar stock or machined from seamless pipe and tube.

All types of forged steel fittings are included in the scope regardless of nominal pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class rating (expressed in pounds of pressure, e.g., 2,000 or 2M; 3,000 or 3M; 6,000 or 6M; 9,000 or 9M), wall thickness, and whether or not heat treated.

Excluded from this scope are all fittings entirely made of stainless steel. Also excluded are flanges, nipples, and all fittings that have a maximum pressure rating of 300 pounds per square inch/PSI or less.

Also excluded from the scope are fittings certified or made to the following standards, so long as the fittings are not also manufactured to the specifications of ASME B16.11, MSS SP-79, MSS SP-83, MSS SP-97, ASTM A105, ASTM A350 and ASTM A182:

  • American Petroleum Institute (API) 5CT, API 5L, or API 11B;
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B16.9;
  • Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) SP-75;
  • Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) J476, SAE J514, SAE J516, SAE J517, SAE J518, SAE J1026, SAE J1231, SAE J1453, SAE J1926, J2044 or SAE AS 35411;
  • Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) certified electrical conduit fittings;
  • ASTM A153, A536, A576, or A865;
  • Casing Conductor Connectors 16-42 inches in diameter made to proprietary specifications
  • Military Specification (MIL) MIL-C-4109F and MIL-F-3541; and
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO6150-B.

To be excluded from the scope, products must have the appropriate standard or pressure markings and/or be accompanied by documentation showing product compliance to the applicable standard or pressure, e.g., “API 5CT” mark and/or a mill certification report.

Subject carbon and alloy forged steel fittings are normally entered under HTSUS 7307.92.3010, 7307.92.3030, 7307.92.9000, 7307.93.3010, 7307.93.3040, 7307.93.6000, 7307.93.9010, 7307.93.9040, 7307.93.9060, 7307.99.1000, 7307.99.3000, 7307.99.5045, and 7307.99.5060. They also may be entered under HTSUS 7326.19.0010.

The HTSUS subheadings and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive.


Bonney Forge Corporation

14496 Croghan Pike

Mount Union, PA 17066

Tel.: 814-542-2545

Heather McClure, VP, Corporate Controller & Assistant Treasurer



United Steelworkers

60 Blvd. of the Allies

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Tel: 412-562-2400

Contact: Roy Houseman, Legislative Director




Roger B. Shagrin


900 Seventh Street, N.W.

Suite 500

Washington, DC 20001


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



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


Event Earliest Date
Petition Filed October 23, 2019
DOC Initiation November 12, 2019
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires Due November 6, 2019
Request to appear at hearing November 11, 2019
Hearing November 13, 2019
Briefs November 18, 2019
ITC Vote December 9, 2019
DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination March 31, 2020
DOC Preliminary CVD Determination January 16, 2019
DOC Final Antidumping Determination June 16, 2020
DOC Final CVD Determination March 31, 2020
ITC Final Determination July 31, 2020




Alleged Dumping Margin: 114.47%

Republic of Korea:

Alleged Dumping Margin: 45.03% – 198.67%


For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.




2016 2017 2018 2018 1H 2019 1H
Quantity (Short Tons) 17,000 26,205 30,204 15,558 19,478
Value ($) 48,425,121 74,346,718 97,091,587 49,236,079 59,559,140
AUV ($/Short Tons) 2,848 2,837 3,215 3,165 3,058
Republic of Korea
Quantity (Short Tons) 5,133 9,905 14,577 6,952 9,412
Value ($) 17,311,481 37,025,355 70,056,643 31,335,880 41,974,168
AUV ($/Short Tons) 3,373 3,738 4,806 4,507 4,460



For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.