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Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

November 6, 2015
News Release 15-104
Inv. No. 701-TA-525 and 731-TA-1260-1261 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of certain welded line pipe from Korea and Turkey that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of Turkey.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, the Department of Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from Korea and Turkey and a countervailing duty order on imports of this product from Turkey.

The Commission’s public report Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-525 and 731-TA-1260-1261 (Final), USITC Publication 4580, November 2015) will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by December 9, 2015; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.

 


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

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-525 and 731-TA-1260-1261 (Final)

Product Description: Line pipe subject to these investigations is a welded circular pipe product, made of carbon or alloy steel (other than stainless steel) not more than 24 inches (609.6 millimeters) in outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, or end finish. The most common application for subject line pipe is used in oil and gas pipelines for the gathering, transmission, and distribution of oil and gas. Line pipe in this instance is normally produced in conformance with the American Petroleum Institute’s API 5L specifications, but can also be produced to comparable foreign specifications.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigation: Final antidumping and countervailing duty investigation.
2. Petitioners: American Cast Iron Pipe Company; EnergeX (a division of JMC Steel Group); Maverick Tube Corporation; Northwest Pipe Company; Stupp Corporation; Tex-Tube Company; and Welspun Tubular LLC USA. 
3. Investigation instituted by USITC: October 16, 2014.
4. USITC hearing: October 6, 2015.
5. USITC vote: November 6, 2015.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: November 18, 2015.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of U.S. producers in 2014: 12.
2. Location of producers’ plants: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. 
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2014: 2,038.
4. U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments in 2014: $1.3 billion.
5. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2014: $2.4 billion. 
6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption in 2014: 28.0 percent.

U.S. Imports in 2014:

1. From the subject countries during 2014: $669 million.
2. From other countries during 2014: $417 million.
3. Leading sources during 2014: Korea, Mexico, Germany, and Turkey (in terms of total value).

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