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Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Korea, Russia, and Ukraine Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

August 2, 2021
News Release 21-099
Inv. No. 701-TA-654-655 and 731-TA-1530-1532 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Korea, Russia, and Ukraine 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 seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from Korea, Russia, and Ukraine 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 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, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from Korea, Russia, and Ukraine and countervailing duty orders on imports of these products from Korea and Russia. 

The Commission’s public report Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Korea, Russia, and Ukraine (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-654-655 and 731-TA-1530-1532 (Final), USITC Publication 5222, August 2021) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations. 

The report will be available by September 7, 2021; 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

Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Korea, Russia, and Ukraine
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-654-655 and 731-TA-1530-1532 (Final)

Product Description:  Seamless carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipes and redraw hollows, less than or equal to 16 inches (406.4 mm) in nominal 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). Redraw hollows are any unfinished carbon or alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe or "hollow profiles" suitable for cold finishing operations, such as cold drawing, to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials or American Petroleum Institute or comparable specifications.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Final countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
2.   Petitioner:  Vallourec Star, LP, Houston, TX.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Thursday, March 4, 2021.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Monday, August 2, 2021.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, August 16, 2021.

U.S. Industry in 2020:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  5.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Alabama, 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 2020:

1.   Subject imports:  1
2.   Nonsubject imports:  1
3.   Leading import sources:  Mexico, Germany, Ukraine, Korea, and Czechia.

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

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