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USITC Votes To Continue Investigations on Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Czechia, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine

August 21, 2020
News Release 20-099
Inv. No. 701-TA-654-655,
Inv. No. 731-TA-1529-1532
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes To Continue Investigations on Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Czechia, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe from Czechia, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the governments of Korea and Russia.

Chair Jason E. Kearns, Vice Chair Randolph J. Stayin, and Commissioners David S. Johanson, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of imports of seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about October 1, 2020, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about December 15, 2020. 

The Commission’s public report Seamless Carbon and Alloy Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Czechia, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-654-655 and 731-TA-1529-1532 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5114, August 2020) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after September 21, 2020; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:  https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from Czechia, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-654-655 and 731-TA-1529-1532 (Preliminary)

Product Description:  The merchandise covered by the scope of these investigations is seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipes and redraw hollows, less than or equal to 16 inches (406.4 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wall-thickness, manufacturing process (e.g., hot-finished or cold-drawn), end finish (e.g., plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish (e.g., bare, lacquered or coated). Standard, line, and pressure pipe is generally intended to convey liquids and is typically tested and rated for its ability to withstand hydrostatic pressure.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation: Preliminary countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  Vallourec Star, LP; Houston, Texas.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, July 08, 2020.
4.   USITC Conference Date:  Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Friday, August 21, 2020.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, August 24, 2020.

U.S. Industry in 2019:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  6.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
3.   Production and related workers:  [1]
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  [1]
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  [1]
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  [1]

U.S. Imports in 2019:

1.   Subject imports:  [1]
2.   Nonsubject imports:  $763 million.
3.   Leading import sources:  Mexico, Germany, Ukraine, and Japan.

 

[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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