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USITC Makes Adequacy Determinations In Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Certain Pipe And Tube From Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey

October 4, 2011
News Release 11-125
Inv. No. 701-TA-253 and 731-TA-132, 252, 271, 273, 410, 532-534, and 536 (Third Review)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Makes Adequacy Determinations In Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Certain Pipe And Tube From Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC or Commission) made adequacy determinations for its five-year ("sunset") reviews concerning the countervailing duty order on welded carbon steel pipe and tube from Turkey and the antidumping duty orders on certain pipe and tube from Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-253 and 731-TA-132, 252, 271, 273, 410, 532-534, and 536 (Third Review)).

The Commission will conduct full reviews to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on welded carbon steel pipe and tube from Turkey, the antidumping duty orders on certain pipe and tube from Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, Thailand, and Turkey, and the antidumping duty orders on circular welded pipe from Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.

The Commission will conduct an expedited review to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on light-wall rectangular pipe from Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.

The Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires the Department of Commerce to revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order, or terminate a suspension agreement, after five years unless the Department of Commerce and the USITC determine that revoking the order or terminating the suspension agreement would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or subsidies (Commerce) and of material injury (USITC) within a reasonably foreseeable time.

The Commission's notice of institution in five-year reviews requests that interested parties file with the Commission responses that discuss the likely effects of revoking the order under review and provide other pertinent information. Generally within 95 days from institution, the Commission will determine whether the responses it has received reflect an adequate or inadequate level of interest in a full review. If responses to the USITC's notice of institution are adequate, or if other circumstances warrant a full review, the Commission conducts a full review, which includes a public hearing and issuance of questionnaires.

The Commission generally does not hold a hearing or conduct further investigative activities in expedited reviews. Commissioners base their injury determinations in expedited reviews on the facts available, including the Commission's prior injury and review determinations, responses received to its notice of institution, data collected by staff in connection with the reviews, and information provided by the Department of Commerce.

Regarding the countervailing duty order on certain pipe and tube from Turkey and the antidumping duty orders on certain pipe and tube from Mexico, Thailand, and Turkey, all six Commissioners found that both the domestic group response and the respondent group responses for these reviews were adequate and voted for full reviews.

Regarding the antidumping duty orders on certain pipe and tube from Brazil, India, and Korea and the antidumping duty order on circular welded pipe from Taiwan, all six Commissioners found that the domestic group response was adequate and the respondent group responses were inadequate but that circumstances warranted full reviews.

Regarding the antidumping duty order on light-wall rectangular pipe from Taiwan, Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, Vice Chairman Irving A. Williamson, and Commissioners Daniel R. Pearson, Shara L. Aranoff, and Dean A. Pinkert found that the domestic group response was adequate and the respondent group response was inadequate and voted for an expedited review. Commissioner Charlotte R. Lane found that the domestic group response was adequate and the respondent group response was inadequate but that circumstances warranted a full review.

A record of the Commission's votes on these matters is available from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by telephone by calling 202-205-1802.

The record of the Commission's votes is also posted on the USITC's Internet site at http://info.usitc.gov/oinv/sunset.NSF (under "Certain Pipe and Tube - Brazil," "Certain Pipe and Tube - India," "Certain Pipe and Tube - Korea," "Certain Pipe and Tube - Mexico," "Certain Pipe and Tube - Taiwan," "Certain Pipe and Tube - Thailand," and "Certain Pipe and Tube - Turkey").

The Federal Register notice will indicate whether any further information or statements will be available. Only parties that filed adequate responses and filed timely notices of appearance are eligible to participate further in these reviews. The Commission will issue a report after it completes its reviews.

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