Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Czech Republic, Russia, South Korea, and Ukraine
On July 29, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) investigations of seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from the Czech Republic, Russia, South Korea (Korea), and Ukraine, and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from Russia and Korea.
Initiation Dumping Margins
Initiation Subsidy Rates
|Russia||Above de minimis|
|Korea||Above de minimis|
*de minimis= less than 1% for developed countries, less than 2% for developing countries.
|Event||AD Investigations||CVD Investigations|
|Petitions Filed||July 8, 2020||July 8, 2020|
|DOC Initiations Date||July 28, 2020||July 28, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Determinations ||August 24, 2020||August 24, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Determinations||December 15, 2020||October 1, 2020|
|DOC Final Determinations||March 1, 2021||December 15, 2020|
|ITC Final Determinations ||April 15, 2021||January 29, 2021|
|Issuance of Orders ||April 22, 2021||February 5, 2021|
 If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
 This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
 This will take place on in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the ITC
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1)of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended(the Act). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.
|Czech Republic||Volume (Metric Tons)||35,803||38,889||35,600|
|Russia||Volume (Metric Tons)||67,034||38,024||39,634|
|Korea||Volume (Metric Tons)||16,699||15,839||17,112|
|Ukraine||Volume (Metric Tons)||32,092||38,974||43,667|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 7304.19.1020, 7304.19.1030, 7304.19.1045, 7304.19.1060, 7304.19.5020, 7304.19.5050, 7304.31.6050, 7304.39.0016, 7304.39.0020, 7304.39.0024, 7304.39.0028, 7304.39.0032, 7304.39.0036, 7304.39.0040, 7304.39.0044, 7304.39.0048, 7304.39.0052, 7304.39.0056, 7304.39.0062, 7304.39.0068, 7304.39.0072, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7304.59.6000, 7304.59.8010, 7304.59.8015, 7304.59.8020, 7304.59.8025, 7304.59.8030, 7304.59.8035, 7304.59.8040, 7304.59.8045, 7304.59.8050, 7304.59.8055, 7304.59.8060, 7304.59.8065, and 7304.59.8070.)
The petitioner is Vallourec Star, LP (Houston, TX).
For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of initiation FAQs.
Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers:
- A-851-804 for the Czech Republic AD investigation,
- A-821-826 for the Russia AD investigation,
- C-821-827 for the Russia CVD investigation,
- A-580-909 for the Korea AD investigation,
- C-580-910 for the Korea CVD investigation and,
- A-823-819 for the Ukraine AD investigation
To date, Commerce maintains 531 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.
Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 279 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 258 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.