June 20, 2008
News Release 08-061
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-447 and 731-TA-1116 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
CIRCULAR WELDED CARBON-QUALITY STEEL PIPE FROM CHINA
INJURES U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS ITC
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.
Chairman Shara L. Aranoff, Vice Chairman Daniel R. Pearson, and Commissioners Deanna Tanner Okun, Charlotte R. Lane, and Irving A. Williamson voted in the affirmative. Commissioner Dean A. Pinkert did not participate in these investigations.
As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the Department of Commerce will issue countervailing duty and antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from China.
The Commerce Department previously made affirmative critical circumstances determinations with regard to imports of this product from China. Therefore, the Commissioners who made an affirmative injury determination today are required to determine whether these imports are likely to undermine seriously the remedial effect of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders Commerce will issue. All five participating Commissioners made negative findings with regard to critical circumstances in these investigations. As a result, the countervailing duty order concerning these imports will not apply to goods that entered the United States from China prior to November 13, 2007, and the antidumping duty order concerning these imports will not apply to goods that entered the United States from China prior to January 15, 2008, the dates of the Department of Commerce's affirmative preliminary determinations.
The Commission's public report Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-447 and 731-TA-1116 (Final), USITC Publication 4019, July 2008) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.
Copies may be obtained after July 30, 2008, by emailing email@example.com, calling 202-205- 2000, or by writing the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from China
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-447 and 731-TA-1116 (Final)
The product covered by these investigations is circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe with an outside diameter of between 0.372 and 16 inches. The product is used to convey gas or liquid at low temperature and pressure or in structural work. It is generally known as standard pipe or structural pipe and is primarily made to the specifications of the American Society for Testing and Materials. The subject merchandise is provided for in subheadings 7306.19.10, 7306.19.51 7306.30.10, 7306.30.50, 7306.50.10, and 7306.50.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.
Status of Proceedings: 1. Types of investigations: Final antidumping and countervailing duty. 2. Petitioners: Allied Tube & Conduit, Harvey, IL; IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Camanche, IA; Northwest Pipe Co., Portland, OR; Sharon Tube Co., Sharon, PA; Western Tube & Conduit Corp., Long Beach, CA; Wheatland Tube Co., Collingswood, NJ; and the United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh, PA. 3. Investigations instituted by USITC: June 7, 2007. 4. USITC hearing: May 13, 2008. 5. USITC vote: June 20, 2008. 6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: July 15, 2008. U.S. Industry: 1. Number of U.S. producers: 21. 2. Location of producers' plants: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. 3. Employment of production and related workers in 2007: 2,450. 4. U.S. producers' shipments (excluding exports) in 2007: 1.4 million short tons valued at $1.4 billion. 5. U.S. apparent consumption in 2007: 2.6 million short tons valued at $2.2 billion. 6. Ratio of quantity of imports from China to U.S. apparent consumption in 2007: By quantity, 29.0 percent; by value, 21.5 percent. U.S. Imports in 2007: 1. Quantity of subject imports: 748,181 short tons. 2. Value of subject imports: $471 million.