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Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Mexico and Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Romania and the Czech Republic

On June 20, 2000, the Department of Commerce announced its final determinations in the above-referenced antidumping duty (AD) investigations. The period of investigation for the cases involving Mexico and the Czech Republic is April 1, 1998, through March 31, 1999. Because Romania is a non-market economy country, the period of investigation for this case is October 1, 1998, through March 31, 1999.

These investigations were initiated on July 20, 1999, along with the other AD investigations involving certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Japan, and certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Japan and the Republic of South Africa. Those final determinations were signed on April 27, 2000.

Petitioners

Certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe

U.S. Steel Group (a unit of USX Corp. - Fairfield Seamless Pipe Mill), USS/Kobe Steel Company, and the United Steel Workers of America.

Certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe

Koppel Steel Corporation, Sharon Tube Company, U.S. Steel Group, USS/Kobe Steel Company, Vision Metals, Inc. (Gulf States Tube Division) and the United Steel Workers of America


Respondents

Romania:
Metal Business International S.R.L.
Sota Communications Company

Czech Republic
Nova Hut, a.s.

Mexico
Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A.


Case Calendar:

Petition filed: June 30, 1999

Initiation: July 20, 1999

ITC Preliminary Determination: August 23, 1999

DOC Preliminary Determination (statutory)(extended): January 28, 2000

DOC Final Determination (statutory)(extended): June 19, 2000

ITC Final Determination: August 3, 2000

Order, if Final is Affirmative: August 10, 2000*

* If the ITC makes a final affirmative injury determination, DOC will issue a duty order.


Product Description:

Certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe

The products covered are seamless carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel standard, line, and pressure pipes and redraw hollows produced, or equivalent, to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A-53, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-335, ASTM A-589, ASTM A-795, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) 5L specifications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of application. The scope of these investigations also includes all products used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of specification. Specifically included within the scope of these investigations are seamless pipes and redraw hollows, less than or equal to 4.5 inches (114.3 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wall-thickness, manufacturing process (hot finished or cold-drawn), end finish (plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish.


Certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe

The products covered are large diameter seamless carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel standard, line, and pressure pipes produced, or equivalent, to the ASTM A-53, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-589, ASTM A-795, and the API 5L specifications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of application, with certain exceptions. The scope of these investigations also includes all other products used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of specification, with certain exceptions. Specifically included within the scope of these investigations are seamless pipes greater than 4.5 inches (114.3 mm) up to and including 16 inches (406.4 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wall-thickness, manufacturing process (hot finished or cold-drawn), end finish (plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish.

The scope of both the small and large diameter investigations has been amended since the preliminary determination. For these investigations, the technical language describing the amended scope and any exclusions may be found in a complete version of the respective Decision Memorandums, which can be accessed directly on the World Wide Web at: trade.gov/import_admin/records/frn.


Margins: Final Determination

Romania - Small Diameter

Metal Business International S.R.L.. . . . . . . . . . 11.08

Sota Communications Company . . . . . . . . . . . 19.11

All Others. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 14.99


Czech Republic - Small Diameter

Nova Hut, a.s.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.93

All Others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.26


Mexico -Large Diameter

Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A. . . . . . . . . . . . 19.65

All Others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.65

 

 

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