June 20, 2002
News Release 02-054
Inv. No. 731-TA-943 (F)

CIRCULAR WELDED NON-ALLOY STEEL PIPE FROM CHINA DOES NOT INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS ITC

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that an industry in the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from China that the Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All five Commissioners voted in the negative.

As a result of the Commission's negative determination, no antidumping duty order will be issued.

The Commission's public report Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from China (Inv. No. 731-TA-943 (Final), USITC Publication 3523, June 2002) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

Copies may be obtained after July 19, 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

Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from China
Investigation No. 731 -TA-943 (Final)

Product Description: The imported products subject to this investigation are certain welded carbon-quality steel pipes and tubes, of circular cross-section, with an outside diameter of 0.372 inch (9.45 mm) or more, but not more than 16 inches (406.4 mm), regardless of wall thickness, surface finish (black, galvanized, or painted), end finish (plain end, beveled end, grooved, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or industry specification (ASTM, proprietary, or other), generally known as standard pipe and structural pipe. (1)

Status of Proceedings:
1. Type of investigation: Final antidumping.
2. Petitioners: Allied Tube & Conduit Corp., Harvey, IL; IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Camanche, IA;
   LTV Copperweld, Youngstown, OH; Northwest Pipe Co., Portland, OR; Western Tube &
   Conduit Corp., Long Beach CA; Century Tube Corp., Pine Bluff, AR; Laclede Steel Co., St.
   Louis, MO; Maverick Tube Corp., Chesterfield, MO; Sharon Tube Co., Sharon, PA;
   Wheatland Tube Co., Wheatland, PA; and the United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO.
3. Investigation instituted by the USITC: May 24, 2001.
4. USITC hearing: May 17, 2002.
5. USITC briefing and vote: June 20, 2002.
6. USITC notification of the U.S. Department of Commerce: July 2, 2002.

U.S. Industry:
1. Number of producers of circular welded non-alloy steel pipe: 21.
2. Location of producers  plants: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,
   Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2001: 2,954.
4. U.S. producers  U.S. shipments (excluding exports) in 2001: 1,536,173 short tons, valued at
   $815,326,000.
5. U.S. apparent consumption in 2001: 2,509,572 short tons, valued at $1,251,885,000.
6. Ratio of subject imports from China to U.S. apparent consumption in 2001: (2)

U.S. Imports in 2001:
1. From China: (2)
2. From countries not subject to investigation during 2001: 816,365 short tons, valued at
   $373,793,000.

(1) The scope does not include boiler tubes, pressure tubing, mechanical tubing, finished conduit, oil country tubular goods (OCTG), and line pipe.
(2) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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