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Aug 17, 2016

United Staes Internationa Trade Commission - News Release - August 17, 2016: Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Korea, Mexico, and Turkey Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC.

 
 
August 17, 2016
News Release 16-106
Inv. No. 701-TA-539 and 731-TA-1280-1282 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
 
Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Korea, Mexico, and Turkey 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 heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Korea, Mexico, and Turkey 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 Turkey.
Chairman Irving A. Williamson, Vice Chairman David S. Johanson, and Commissioners Dean A. Pinkert and Rhonda K. Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative.  Commissioners Meredith M. Broadbent and F. Scott Kieff voted in the negative.
As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from Korea, Mexico, and Turkey, and a countervailing duty order on imports of these products from Turkey.
The Commission’s public report Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Korea, Mexico, and Turkey (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-539 and 731-TA-1280-1282 (Final), USITC Publication 4633, September 2016) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.
The report will be available by September 27, 2016; 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
Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Korea, Mexico, and Turkey
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-539 and 731-TA-1280-1282 (Final)
Product Description: The products covered by these investigations are certain heavy walled rectangular welded steel pipes and tubes of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a nominal wall thickness of not less than 4 mm. The merchandise includes, but is not limited to, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A 500, grade B specifications, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications.
Status of Proceedings:
1. Type of investigations: Final antidumping and countervailing duty.
2. Petitioners: Atlas Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, Inc. (Chicago, Illinois), Bull Moose Tube Company (Chesterfield, Missouri), EXLTUBE (North Kansas City, Missouri), Hannibal Industries, Inc. (Los Angeles, California), Independence Tube Corporation (Chicago, Illinois), Maruichi American Corporation (Santa Fe Springs, California), Searing Industries (Rancho Cucamonga, California), Southland Tube (Birmingham, Alabama), and Vest, Inc. (Los Angeles, California).
3. Investigations instituted by the USITC: July 21, 2015.
4. USITC hearing: July 14, 2016.
5. USITC vote: August 17, 2016.
6. USITC views to the U.S. Department of Commerce: September 6, 2016.
U.S. Industry:
1. Number of producers in 2015: Fourteen.
2. Location of producers’ plants: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, and Wyoming.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2015: 1,132.
4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2015: $1.4 billion.
5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2015: 22.2%.
U.S. Imports:
1. From subject countries during 2015: $103 million.
2. From other countries during 2015: $214 million.
3. Leading sources during 2015. Canada, Korea, Mexico, Turkey.