On December 19, 2019, Petitioners FEB Fair Trade Coalition, Ellwood Group, and Finkl Steel filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping on imports of Fluid End Blocks from Germany, India, and Italy and countervailing duties on imports of such products from the People’s Republic of China, Germany, India and Italy.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The products covered by these petitions are forged steel fluid end blocks (“FEBs”), whether unfinished, semi-finished, or finished, and which are typically used in the manufacture or service of hydraulic pumps.
The term “forged” is an industry term used to describe the grain texture of steel resulting from the application of localized compressive force. Illustrative forging standards include, but are not limited to, American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) specifications A668 and A788.
For purposes of these petitions, the term “steel” denotes metal containing the following chemical elements, by weight: (i) iron greater than or equal to 60 percent; (ii) nickel less than or equal to 8.5 percent; (iii) copper less than or equal to 6 percent; (iv) chromium greater than or equal to 0.4 percent, but less than or equal to 20 percent; and (v) molybdenum greater than or equal to 0.15 percent, but less than or equal to 3 percent. Illustrative steel standards include, but are not limited to, American Iron and Steel Institute (“AISI”) or Society of Automotive Engineers (“SAE”) grades 4130, 4135, 4140, 4320, 4330, 4340, 8630, 15-5, 17-4, F6NM, F22, F60, and XM25, as well as modified varieties of these grades.
The products covered by these petitions are either (1) cut-to-length FEBs with a height (measured from its highest point) of 8 inches (203 .2 mm) to 40 inches (1,016.0 mm), a width (measured from its widest point) of 8 inches (203.2 mm) to 40 inches (1,016.0 mm), and a length (measured from its longest point) of 11 inches (279.4 mm) to 75 inches (1,905.0 mm), or (2) strings of FEBs with a height (measured from its highest point) of 8 inches (203.2 mm) to 40 inches (1,016.0 mm), a width (measured from its widest point) of 8 inches (203.2 mm) to 40 inches (1,016.0 mm), and a length (measured from its longest point) up to 360 inches (9,144.0 mm).
The products included in the scope of these petitions have a tensile strength of at least 70 KSI (measured in accordance with ASTM A370) and a hardness of at least 140 HBW (measured in accordance with ASTM E10).
FEBs may be unfinished or have undergone one or more of the following finishing operations: (1) milling one or more flat surfaces; (2) contour machining to custom shapes or dimensions; (3) drilling or boring holes; (4) heat treating; (5) painting, varnishing, or coating; (6) threading; and/ or (7) the attachment of flanges, valves, seals, or connectors.
The products included in the scope of these petitions may enter under Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (“HTSUS”) subheadings 7218.91.0030, 7218.99.0030, 7224.90.0015, 7224.90.0045, 7326.19.0010, 7326.90.8688, or 8413.91.9055. While these HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the petitions is dispositive
FEB Fair Trade Coalition
c/o Forging Industry Association
111 Superior A venue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 781-6260
Fax: (216) 781-0102
600 Commercial A venue
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Phone: (866) 367-3811
Fax: (724) 752-9711
412 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (773) 975-2510
Fax: (773) 348-5347
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Jack A. Levy Esq.
Cassidy Levy Kent (USA) LLP
900 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
|Petition Filed||December 19, 2019|
|DOC Initiation||January 8, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||January 2, 2020|
|Request to appear at hearing||January 6, 2020|
|Hearing||January 9, 2020|
|Briefs||January 13, 2020|
|ITC Vote||February 3, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||May 27, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary CVD Determination||March 13, 2020|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||August 12, 2020|
|DOC Final CVD Determination||May 27, 2020|
|ITC Final Antidumping Determination||September 28, 2020|
|ITC Final CVD Determination||July 13, 2020|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
The information was redacted from the petition.
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.