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Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value:
Circular Seamless Stainless Steel Hollow Products from Japan

On April 24, 2000, the Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determination in the above-referenced antidumping duty (AD) investigation. The period of investigation for the case is October 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999. This investigation was initiated on November 15, 1999.

Petitioners

  • Altx, Inc., American Extruded Products, PMAC Ltd, DMV Stainless USA, Inc., Salem Tube Inc., Sandvik Steel Co., International Extruded Products LLC, Pennsylvania Extruded Company (Pexco), and the United Steel Workers of America, AFL-CIO/CLC


Respondents

  • Sanyo Special Tube Company Ltd. (Sanyo) and Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd. (SMI)

Case Calendar:

Petitions filed: October 26, 1999

Initiation: November 15, 1999

ITC Preliminary Determination: December 10, 1999

DOC Preliminary Determination: April 21, 2000

DOC Final Determination: July 5, 2000

ITC Final Determination: August 21, 2000*

Order: August 28, 2000*

* Estimated

If DOC makes an affirmative final determination, the ITC must make a final injury determination within 45 days. If that determination is affirmative, DOC will issue a duty order.


Product Description

The merchandise subject to this investigation is seamless stainless hollow products, including pipes, tubes, redraw hollows, and hollow bars, of circular cross section, containing 10.5 percent or more by weight chromium, regardless of production process, outside diameter, wall thickness, length, industry specification (domestic, foreign or proprietary), grade or intended use. The technical language describing the scope of this investigation will be included in the notice of the preliminary determination which will be published in the Federal Register.


Margins: Preliminary Determination

Sanyo Special Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156.81

Sumitomo Metal Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156.81

All Others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.14

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