On June 30, 2020, American Copper Tube Coalition (“ACTC” or “Coalition”) (“Petitioners”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from Vietnam.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The products covered by the petition are all seamless circular refined copper pipes and tubes, including redraw hollows, greater than or equal to 6 inches (152.4 mm) in length and measuring less than 12.130 inches (308.102 mm) (actual) in outside diameter (“OD”), regardless of wall thickness, bore (e.g., smooth, enhanced with inner grooves or ridges), manufacturing process (e.g., hot finished, cold-drawn, annealed), outer surface (e.g., plain or enhanced with grooves, ridges, fins, or gills), end finish (e.g., plain end, swaged end, flared end, expanded end, crimped end, threaded), coating (e.g., plastic, paint), insulation, attachments (e.g., plain, capped, plugged with compression or other fitting), or physical configuration (e.g., straight, coiled, bent, wound on spools.
The scope of the petition covers, but is not limited to, seamless refined copper pipe and tube produced or comparable to the American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) ASTM-B42, ASTM-B68, ASTM-B75, ASTMB88, ASTM-B88M, ASTM-Bl88, ASTM-B251, ASTM-B251M, ASTMB280, ASTM-B302, ASTM-B306, ASTM-B359, ASTM-B743, ASTMB819, and ASTM-B903 specifications and meeting the physical parameters described therein.
Also included within the scope of the petition are all sets of covered products, including “line sets” of seamless refined copper tubes (with or without fittings or insulation) suitable for connecting an outdoor air conditioner or heat pump to an indoor evaporator unit. The phrase “all sets of covered products” denotes any combination of items put up for sale that is comprised of merchandise subject to the scope.
“Refined copper” is defined as: (1) metal containing at least 99.85 percent by weight of copper; or (2) metal containing at least 97.5 percent by weight of copper, provided that the content by weight of any other element does not exceed the following limits:
|Element||Limiting Content Percent by Weight|
|Ag – Silver||.25|
|As – Arsenic||.5|
|Cd – Cadmium||1.3|
|Cr – Chromium||1.4|
|Mg – Magnesium||.8|
|Pb – Lead||1.5|
|S – Sulfur||.7|
|Sn – Tin||.8|
|Te – Tellurium||.8|
|Zn – Zinc||1.0|
|Zr – Zirconium||.3|
|Other elements (each)||.3|
Excluded from the scope of the petition are all seamless circular hollows of refined copper less than 12 inches in length whose OD (actual) exceeds its length.
The products subject to the petition are currently classifiable under subheading 7411.10.1030 and 7411.10.1090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). Products subject to the petition may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7407.10.1500, 7419.99.5050, 8415.90.8065, and 8415.90.8085. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the petition is dispositive.
150 Schilling Blvd.,
Collierville, TN 38017
Tel: (901) 753-3200
Fax: (901) 753-3254
Cerro Flow Products, LLC
3000 Mississippi Avenue
Sauget, IL 62206
Tel: (618) 337-6000
Fax: (618) 337-6958
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Jack A. Levy
CASSIDY LEVY KENT (USA) LLP
900 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
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.
|Petition Filed||June 30, 2020|
|DOC Initiation||July 20, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||July 14, 2020|
|Request to appear at hearing||July 20, 2020|
|Hearing||July 22, 2020|
|Briefs||July 27, 2020|
|ITC Vote||August 14, 2020|
|DOC Investigation Schedule:|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||December 7, 2020|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||February 22, 2021|
|ITC Final AD Determination||April 6, 2021|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2017||2018||2019||Q1 2019||Q1 2020|
|Value ($ est.)||113,716,530||143,015,334||151,783,229||28,696,576||41,216,298|
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.