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NEWS RELEASE 02-016; February 8, 2002 February 8, 2002
News Release 02-016
Inv. No. 731-TA-920 (F)

CERTAIN WELDED LARGE DIAMETER LINE PIPE FROM MEXICO INJURES U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS ITC

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of certain welded large diameter line pipe from Mexico that the Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All five Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determination, the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from Mexico.

The Commission's public report Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Mexico (Inv. No. 731-TA-920 (Final), USITC Publication 3487, February 2002) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

Copies may be obtained after March 12, 2002, by calling 202-205-1809 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202- 205-2104.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Mexico
Investigation No. 731-TA-920 (Final)

Product Description: The imported product subject to this investigation is certain welded carbon and alloy line pipe, of circular cross section and with an outside diameter greater than 16 inches, but less than 64 inches, whether or not stenciled. This product is normally produced according to American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications, including grade A25, A, B, and X grades ranging from X42 to X80, but can also be produced to other specifications.(1)

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigation: Final antidumping.
2. Petitioners: Berg Steel Pipe Corp., Panama City, FL; American Steel Pipe Division of
      American Cast Iron Pipe Co., Birmingham, AL; and Stupp Corp., Baton Rouge, LA.
3. Investigation instituted by the USITC: January 10, 2001.  
4. USITC hearing: October 9, 2001.
5. USITC briefing and vote: February 8, 2002.
6. USITC notification to the U.S. Department of Commerce: February 19, 2002.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of producers: 7.
2. Location of producers' plants: Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and
      Texas. 
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2000: 520 workers.
4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments (excluding exports) in 2000: 312,593 short tons 
      valued at $176.9 million.  
5. U.S. apparent consumption in 2000: (2)
6. Ratio of subject imports from subject country to U.S. apparent consumption in 2000: (2)

U.S. Imports in 2000:

1. From the subject country (Mexico): 27,627 short tons, valued at $12.6 million.
2. From all other sources: (2)
3. Leading source during 2000: Canada.

(1) Specifically not included within the scope of this investigation are American Water Works Association specification water and sewage pipe and line pipe of certain other size/grade combinations.

(2) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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