Steel pipes – US investigates anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures

28/07/2022 02:36 - 271 Views

On July 28, 2022, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the initiation of a trade remedy evasion investigation (Anti-Dumping, Anti-subsidy) on some steel pipe products imported from Vietnam. 

 

I. Relevant information:
 
1. Initiated date: July 28, 2022

2. Petitioner: Atlas Tube Inc., Bull Moose Tube Company, Maruichi American Corporation, Nucor Tubular Products Inc., Searing Industries, Vest Inc., Wheatland Tube Company, and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy , Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC

3. Goods under investigation: Steel pipe products - mainly under HS codes 7306.61 and 7306.30

 

4. Preliminary conclusion:

On April 6, 2023, the DOC issued preliminary conclusions of the above cases, stating that there is a phenomenon of Vietnamese enterprises evading anti-dumping tax/CTC that the US is applying to China, Taiwan - China, Korea, and India. However, the DOC allows Vietnamese exporters to participate in the self-certification mechanism and not to use hot rolled steel (HRS) materials originating from China, Taiwan - China, Korea, and India to be exempt from the measure.

 

- USDOC has issued preliminary conclusions confirming that there is a practice of avoiding anti-dumping tax that the US is applying to Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube imported from Korea (15.79%), China (255.07%), Taiwan (18.05%).

 

- USDOC has issued a preliminary conclusion that there is no evading anti-dumping tax that the United States is applying to Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes imported from Taiwan.

 

- USDOC has issued preliminary conclusions confirming that there is an act of evading anti-dumping and anti-dumping duties that the United States is applying to Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe (CWP) imported from China: Anti-dumping tax rate: 85.55%, Anti-subsidy tax rate: 39.01%.

 

- USDOC has issued a preliminary conclusion confirming that there is an anti-dumping tax evasion that the US is applying to Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes imported from India with an anti-dumping tax rate of 7 0.08%.

 

- USDOC has issued a preliminary conclusion confirming that there is a practice of avoiding anti-dumping tax that the United States is applying to Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe (CWP) imported from Korea at a rate of an anti-dumping tax of 4.8%.

 

5. Final conclusion:

On August 3, 2023, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) concluded that Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe (CWP) and Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes products imported from Vietnam did not evade anti-dumping duties (CBPG) and countervailing duties (CTCs) that the United States is imposing with similar products of Taiwan - China due to not using hot rolled steel (HRS) originating from Taiwan - China.

 

For other steel pipe products subject to the same anti-tax evasion investigation, on July 20, 2023, the DOC announced extending the time for issuing the final conclusion to November 2, 2023 (instead of the date of 04 August 2023 as previously announced).

 

For the remaining investigated steel pipe products, on November 9, 2023, DOC published the final conclusion of the case. At the final conclusion, the DOC maintained the assessment in the preliminary conclusion issued in April 2023, that is, Vietnamese businesses have evaded anti-dumping and anti-dumping taxes that the United States is applying to China and Taiwan. Loan - China, Korea, India. However, DOC continues to allow Vietnamese exporters (except businesses that DOC concludes do not cooperate fully during the investigation process) to participate in the self-certification mechanism not to use HRS originating from China, Taiwan - China, South Korea, and India to be exempt from the measure.

 

II. Case Calendar:

 

Date (D/M/Y)

Events

28/07/2022

Initiation of investigation

06/04/2023 DOC issued the preliminary conclusion
03/08/2023 DOC concluded that products imported from Vietnam did not evade anti-dumping duties and anti-subsidy duties that the United States is imposing with similar products of Taiwan - China
09/11/2023 DOC concluded that the remaining products evaded the anti-dumping duties and anti-subsidy duties

 

The case documents are attached below:

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Notice of initiation of investigation
2. Preliminary conclusion
3. Conclusion: Vietnamese products do not evade anti-dumping duties and anti-subsidy taxes that the US is applying to similar products of Taiwan - China
Final conclusion for the remaining products (DOC)
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