On July 8, 2020, Vallourec Star, LP (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe (“SSLPP”) from the Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea (“Korea”), Russia, and Ukraine. In addition, the petition alleges that imports of SSLPP from Korea and Russia are unfairly subsidized and requests the imposition of countervailing duties.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The merchandise covered by the scope of these investigations is seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipes and redraw hollows, less than or equal to 16 inches (406.4 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wall-thickness, manufacturing process (e.g., hot-finished or cold-drawn), end finish (e.g., plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish (e.g., bare, lacquered or coated). Redraw hollows are any unfinished carbon or alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe or “hollow profiles” suitable for cold finishing operations, such as cold drawing, to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) or American Petroleum Institute (“API”) specifications referenced below, or comparable specifications. Specifically included within the scope are seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) standard, line, and pressure pipes produced to the ASTM A-53, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-589, ASTM A-795, ASTM A- 1024, and the API 5L specifications, or comparable specifications, and meeting the physical parameters described above, regardless of application, with the exception of the exclusions discussed below.
Specifically excluded from the scope of the investigations are: (1) all pipes meeting aerospace, hydraulic, and bearing tubing specifications; (2) all pipes meeting the chemical requirements of ASTM A-335, whether finished or unfinished; and (3) unattached couplings. Also excluded from the scope of the investigation are all mechanical, boiler, condenser and heat exchange tubing, except when such products conform to the dimensional requirements, i.e., outside diameter and wall thickness, of ASTM A-53, ASTM A-106 or API 5L specifications.
Subject seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe are normally entered under HTSUS 7304.19.1020, 7304.19.1030, 7304.19.1045, 7304.19.1060, 7304.19.5020, 7304.19.5050, 7304.31.6050, 7304.39.0016, 7304.39.0020, 7304.39.0024, 7304.39.0028, 7304.39.0032, 7304.39.0036, 7304.39.0040, 7304.39.0044, 7304.39.0048, 7304.39.0052, 7304.39.0056, 7304.39.0062, 7304.39.0068, 7304.39.0072, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7304.59.6000, 7304.59.8010, 7304.59.8015, 7304.59.8020, 7304.59.8025, 7304.59.8030, 7304.59.8035, 7304.59.8040, 7304.59.8045, 7304.59.8050, 7304.59.8055, 7304.59.8060, 7304.59.8065, 7304.59.8070. The HTSUS subheadings and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive..
Vallourec Star, LP
2107 CityWest Boulevard,
Houston, TX 77042
Tel: (713) 479-3307
Contact: Douglas Polk
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Roger B. Schagrin
900 Seventh Street N.W.
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 .
|Petition Filed||July 8, 2020|
|DOC Initiation||July 28, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||July 22, 2020|
|Request to appear at hearing||July 27, 2020|
|Hearing||July 29, 2020|
|Briefs||August 3, 2020|
|ITC Vote||August 24, 2020|
|DOC Investigation Schedule:|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||December 15, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination||October 1, 2020|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||March 1, 2021|
|DOC Final Countervailing Determination||December 15, 2020|
|ITC Final AD Determination||April 14, 2021|
|ITC Final CVD Determination||January 29, 2021|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS
Czech Republic: 48.18% – 49.42%
Korea: 119.07% – 132.16%
Russia: 30.31% – 246.31%
Ukraine: 40.28% – 40.44%
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III .
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2017||2018||2019||Jan-Mar 2019||Jan-Mar 2020|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||1,341.40||1,261.82||1,350.82||1,562.86||1,366.26|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||829.21||1,175.78||1,240.06||1,315.52||1,062.49|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||867.02||1,198.27||1,120.72||1,070.07||1,130.43|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||696.93||1,060.98||1,053.16||1,212.26||930.11|