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Forged Steel Fittings from India and Korea Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

November 10, 2020
News Release 20-130
Inv. No. 701-TA-631 and 731-TA-1463-1464 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Forged Steel Fittings from India and Korea Injure 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 forged steel fittings from India and Korea that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of India.

Chair Jason E. Kearns and Commissioners David S. Johanson, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative.  Vice Chair Randolph J. Stayin did not participate in this investigation.

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from India and Korea and a countervailing duty order on imports of these products from India.

The Commission’s public report Forged Steel Fittings from India and Korea (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-631 and 731-TA-1463-1434 (Final), USITC Publication 5137, November 2020) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by December 15, 2020; 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

Forged Steel Fittings from India and Korea
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-631 and 731-TA-1463-1464 (Final)

Product Description:  Carbon and alloy forged steel fittings, whether unfinished or finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of shapes, including, but not limited to, elbows, tees, crosses, lateral couplings, reducers, caps, plugs, bushings, unions (including hammer unions), and outlets. Forged steel fittings are covered regardless of end finish, whether threaded, socket-weld, or other end connections. The scope includes integrally reinforced forged branch outlet fittings, regardless of whether they have one or more ends that is a socket welding, threaded, butt welding end, or other end connections. All types of forged steel fittings are included in the scope regardless of nominal pipe size, pressure class rating, wall thickness, and whether or not heat treated. Excluded from the scope are all fittings entirely made of stainless steel, as well as flanges, nipples, and all fittings that have a maximum pressure rating of 300 pounds per square inch or less. See Commerce’s scope for additional exclusion information.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigations:  Final antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  Bonney Forge Corporation, Mount Union, PA; United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Pittsburgh, PS.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  October 23, 2019.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  October 15, 2020.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  November 10, 2020.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  November 25, 2020.

U.S. Industry in 2019:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  Four.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
3.   Production and related workers: [1]
4.   U.S. producer’s’ U.S. shipments: 1
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  $170.8 million.1
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  percent. 1

U.S. Imports in 2019:

1.   Subject imports: 1
2.   Nonsubject imports: 1
3.   Leading import sources:  China, India, Korea, Mexico.

 

[1] Withheld to avoid revealing business proprietary information.

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