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Preliminary Determinations in Antidumping Duty Investigations of Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina, Mexico, and Russia

Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina, Mexico, and Russia

On May 5, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of oil country tubular goods from Argentina, Mexico, and Russia

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Argentina Siderca S.A.I.C 76.43%
All Others 76.43%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Mexico Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A. 69.56%
All Others 69.56%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates Adjusted Cash Deposit Rates [1]
Russia JSC Vyksa Steel Works 11.82% 11.35%
Volzhsky Pipe Plant, Joint Stock Company / Public Joint-Stock Company Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya / Sinarsky Pipe Plant, Joint Stock Company / Seversky Pipe Plant, Joint Stock Company / Taganrog Metallurgical Plant, Joint Stock Company / Pervouralsk Pipe Plant, Joint Stock Company / Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant, Joint Stock Company / Orsky Machine Building Plant, Joint Stock Company 121.11% 121.11%
All Others 70.49% 70.27%

[1]Cash deposit rates adjusted for export subsidy offsets

Event AD Investigation
Petition(s) Filed October 6, 2021
DOC Initiation(s) Date October 26, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determination March 15, 2022
DOC Preliminary Determination May 4, 2022
DOC Final Determination September 23, 2022
ITC Final Determination November 7, 2022
Issuance of Order [1] November 14, 2022


[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission.
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 countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2019 2020 2021
Argentina Volume (MT) 147,757 15,182 147,545
Value (USD) $208.3 million $19.2 million $180.3 million
Mexico Volume (MT) 194,317 149,571 312,520
Value (USD) $301.9 million $212.1 million $465.6 million
Russia Volume (MT) 195,352 44,761 134,340
Value (USD) $176.5 million $31.4 million $106.1 million

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.31.10, 7304.29.31.20, 7304.29.31.30, 7304.29.31.40, 7304.29.31.50, 7304.29.31.60, 7304.29.31.80, 7304.29.41.10, 7304.29.41.20, 7304.29.41.30, 7304.29.41.40, 7304.29.41.50, 7304.29.41.60, 7304.29.41.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.61.15, 7304.29.61.30, 7304.29.61.45, 7304.29.61.60, 7304.29.61.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.29.10.30, 7306.29.10.90, 7306.29.20.00, 7306.29.31.00, 7306.29.41.00, 7306.29.60.10,7306.29.60.50, 7306.29.81.10, and 7306.29.81.50).

The petitioners are Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S., Inc. (Baytown, TX); PTC Liberty Tubulars LLC (Liberty, TX); U.S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA); United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC (Pittsburgh, PA); and Welded Tube USA, Inc. (Lackawanna, NY).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the preliminary determination.

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-357-824, A-201-856, and A-821-833, for Argentina, Mexico, and Russia, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 658 AD and countervailing duty (CVD) orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.