News Release 08-046
Inv. No. 731-TA-1121 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Turkey that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman Daniel R. Pearson, Vice Chairman Shara L. Aranoff, and Commissioners Deanna Tanner Okun, Charlotte R. Lane, and Irving A. Williamson voted in the affirmative. Commissioner Dean A. Pinkert did not participate in this investigation.

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

The Commission's public report Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey (Investigation No. 731-TA-1121 (Final), USITC Publication 4001, May 2008) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

Copies may be obtained after June 13, 2008, by emailing, 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.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey
Investigation No. 731-TA-1121 (Final)

Product Description: The product covered by this investigation is certain welded carbon-quality light-walled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a wall thickness of less than 4 mm. The subject merchandise is provided for in subheading 7306.61 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigation:  Final antidumping.
2. Petitioners:  Allied Tube and Conduit, Harvey, IL; Atlas Tube, Plymouth, MI; Bull Moose
      Tube, Inc., Chesterfield, MO; California Steel and Tube, City of Industry, CA; EXL
      Tube, Kansas City, MO; Hannibal Industries, Los Angeles, CA; Leavitt Tube Company
      LLC, Chicago, IL; Maruichi American Corporation, Sante Fe Springs, CA; Searing
      Industries, Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Southland Tube, Birmingham, AL; Vest Inc., Los
      Angeles, CA; Welded Tube, Concord, Ontario (Canada); and Western Tube and
      Conduit, Long Beach, CA. 
3. Investigation instituted by USITC:  June 27, 2007.
4. USITC hearing:  April 11, 2008.
5. USITC vote:  May 14, 2008. 
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: May 23, 2008.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of U.S. producers:  28.
2. Location of producers' plants:  Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois,
      Indiana,  Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon,
      Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. 
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2007:  973.
4. U.S. producers' shipments (excluding exports) in 2007:  579,559 short tons valued at
      $504.1 million.
5. U.S. apparent consumption in 2007:  By quantity,  894,973 short tons valued at
      $730.5 million.
6. Ratio of quantity of imports from Turkey to U.S. apparent consumption in 2007:  By
      quantity, 1.6 percent; by value, 1.3 percent. 

U.S. Imports in 2007:                   

1. Quantity of subject imports: 14,511 short tons.
2. Value of subject imports: $9.2 million.

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