Hunan Steel Industrial Zone, No.9 Xiangfu Road, Yuhua District, Changsha, China
New antidumping (AD) petitions were filed regarding heavy-walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Korea, Mexico, and Turkey, and a countervailing duty (CVD) petition was filed with respect to the same product from Turkey. The petitioners are: Atlas Tube (a division of JMC Steel Group); Bull Moose Tube Company; EXLTUBE (but not a petitioner in the case against Mexico); Hannibal Industries, Inc.; Independence Tube Corporation; Maruichi American Corporation; Searing Industries; Southland Tube; and Vest, Inc.
The petition proposes the following scope of investigation:
Certain welded carbon steel pipes and tubes of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a wall thickness of not less than 4 mm, not threaded and not otherwise advanced.
Included products are those in which: (1) iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:
The subject merchandise is currently provided for in item 7306.61.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.
Alleged Dumping Margins:
Petitioners allege a 79.8 percent dumping margin for Korean producers. Petitioners allege a 23.4 percent dumping margin for Mexican producers. Finally, petitioners allege dumping margins for Turkish producers ranging from 96.5 percent to 108.6 percent.
Alleged Subsidy Programs:
Petitioners allege that Turkish producers benefit from the following countervailable subsidies: