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USITC finds injury to US industry from imports of Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from China and India

2018-01-08

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has determined that a US industry is materially injured by reason of imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China and India that the US Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are subsidized by the governments of China and India. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from China and India.

The Commission also made a negative finding concerning critical circumstances with regard to imports of this product from China. As a result, subsidized imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China will not be subject to retroactive countervailing duties.

Product Description: The scope of these investigations covers cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel of circular cross-section, 304.8 mm or more in length, in actual outside diameters of less than 331 mm, and regardless of wall thickness, surface finish, end finish or industry specification. The subject cold-drawn mechanical tubing has been cold-drawn or otherwise cold-finished after the initial tube formation in a manner that involves a change in the diameter or wall thickness of the tubing, or both, and may be produced from either welded or seamless carbon or alloy steel tubular products.

Status of Proceedings:
1. Type of investigation: Final countervailing duty investigations.
2. Petitioners: ArcelorMittal Tubular Products, Shelby, Ohio; Michigan Seamless Tube LLC, South Lyon, Michigan; PTC Alliance Corp., Wexford, Pennsylvania; Webco Industries Inc., Sand Springs, Oklahoma; and Zekelman Industries Inc., Farrell, Pennsylvania.
3. USITC Institution Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
4. USITC Hearing Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
5. USITC Vote Date: Friday, January 5, 2018.
6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Source : Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru