USITC Makes Determinations Concerning Large Diameter Welded Pipe from China and India

December 6, 2018
News Release 18-141
Inv. No. 701-TA-593-594 and 731-TA-1402 and 1404 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Makes Determinations Concerning Large Diameter Welded Pipe from China and India

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today announced its injury determinations in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning large diameter welded (LDW) pipe from China and India that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Four Commissioners identified three like products and one Commissioner identified two like products in these investigations.

LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe (line pipe):  The Commission made an affirmative determination in its antidumping duty investigation of line pipe from China. Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson and Rhonda K. Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative; Commissioner Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the negative. 

All four Commissioners voted to terminate the countervailing duty investigation of line pipe from China.

The Commission made affirmative determinations in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of line pipe from India.  Chairman Johanson and Commissioners Williamson and Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative; Commissioner Broadbent voted in the negative.

LDW carbon and alloy steel structural pipe (structural pipe):  The Commission made affirmative determinations in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of structural pipe from China.  Chairman Johanson and Commissioners Williamson, Schmidtlein, and Broadbent voted in the affirmative.

All four Commissioners voted to terminate the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of structural pipe from India.

LDW stainless steel pipe (stainless steel pipe):  The Commission made negative determinations in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of stainless steel pipe from China and India.  Chairman Johanson and Commissioners Williamson, Schmidtlein, and Broadbent voted in the negative.

Commissioner Jason E. Kearns voted in the affirmative with respect to LDW carbon and alloy steel pipe from China and India and concurred with the majority in voting in the negative with respect to LDW stainless steel pipe from China and India.

As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China and India and a countervailing duty order on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel line pipe from India, and antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of LDW carbon and alloy steel structural pipe from China.

The Commission’s public report Large Diameter Welded Pipe from China and India (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-593-594 and 731-TA-1402 and 1404 (Final), USITC Publication 4859, December 2018) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by January 14, 2019; 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
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Large Diameter Welded Pipe (LDWP) from China and India
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-593-594 and 731-TA-1402 and 1404 (Final)

Product Description:  Large diameter welded pipe covered by these investigations is welded carbon and alloy steel pipe (including stainless steel pipe), more than 406.4 mm (16 inches) in nominal outside diameter (large diameter welded pipe), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, grade, end finish, or stenciling. Large diameter welded pipe may be used to transport oil, gas, slurry, steam, or other fluids, liquids or gases. It may also be used for structural purposes, including, but not limited to, piling.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Final phase antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Birmingham, AL; American Line Pipe Producers Association, Washington, DC; Berg Steel Pipe Corp., Panama City, FL; Berg Spiral Pipe Corp., Mobile, AL; Dura-Bond Industries, Inc., Export, PA; Skyline Steel, Newington, VA; Stupp Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA; and Welspun Tubular LLC, Little Rock, AR.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Thursday, December 6, 2018.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Thursday, December 20, 2018.

U.S. Industry in 2017:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  16.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.
3.   Production and related workers:  2,372.
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments: $1,336,431,000.
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption: $2,248,792,000.
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  1

U.S. Imports in 2017:

1.   Subject imports: 1
2.   Nonsubject imports:  1
3.   Leading import sources:  India, Canada, Korea, Germany, and Turkey.

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