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Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Welded Large-Diameter Line Pipe from Mexico

On Friday, December 28, 2001, the Department of Commerce (the Department) announced the final determination for the above-referenced investigation.  We found that the sole investigated respondent of welded large-diameter line pipe from Mexico sold its product below fair value.  The final antidumping margin is based on an adverse facts available rate of 49.86 percent, the same rate found in the preliminary determination.

Background:

The petition was filed by American Steel Pipe Division of American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Berg Steel Pipe Corporation, and Stupp Corporation.  After a careful review of the allegations contained in the petition, the Department initiated this investigation on January 30, 2001.  On March 6, 2001, the International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its preliminary affirmative injury determination regarding this investigation. 

Product Description

The merchandise subject to this investigation is certain welded carbon and alloy line pipe, of circular cross section and with an outside diameter greater than 16 inches, but less than 64 inches, in diameter, whether or not stenciled. welded large diameter line pipe.  The technical language describing the scope of this investigation is included in our final determination notice, which will be published in the Federal Register.

Antidumping Margins

Company

Margin

PMT/Tubacero                                     

49.86 %

All Others

49.86%

Remaining Case Calendar

Event

Date

ITC Final Determination (estimated)

February 12, 2002

Order (estimated)

February 19, 2002

Note: These dates are estimated based on the Department’s expected final determination publication date.

Import Statistics:

1997

1998

1999

2000

Volume (in MT)

30,470

22,275

28,640

25,063

Value (US $1000)

$14,375

$12,454

$13,444

$11,911

* Volume and Value Figures are taken from ITC Dataweb for HTSUS categories 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030. 7305.19.1060, 7305.19.5000.

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