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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

Decision to Initiate 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

Country Dumping Margin
Czech Republic 50.45-51.70%
Russia 41.07-273.47%
Korea 114.80-131.31%
Ukraine 42.38-42.88%

 

Initiation Subsidy Rates

Country Subsidy Rate
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 [1] 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 [2] April 15, 2021 January 29, 2021
Issuance of Orders [3] April 22, 2021 February 5, 2021

[1] If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
[2] This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
[3] 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.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
Czech Republic Volume (Metric Tons) 35,803 38,889 35,600
Value (USD) $29,741,104 $41,647,622 $37,073,191
Russia Volume (Metric Tons) 67,034 38,024 39,634
Value (USD) $59,425,241 $40,234,197 $39,540,573
Korea Volume (Metric Tons) 16,699 15,839 17,112
Value (USD) $23,839,170 $21,212,776 $24,376,232
Ukraine Volume (Metric Tons) 32,092 38,974 43,667
Value (USD) $24,643,771 $37,673,840 $40,576,003

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.