Hunan Steel Industrial Zone, No.9 Xiangfu Road, Yuhua District, Changsha, China
The petitioners for these investigations are Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group (IL); Bull Moose Tube Company (MO); EXLTUBE1 (MO); Hannibal Industries, Inc. (CA); Independence Tube Corporation (IL); Maruichi American Corporation (CA); Searing Industries (CA); Southland Tube (AL); and Vest, Inc. (CA).
The products subject to these investigations are certain heavy walled rectangular welded steel pipes and tubes of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a nominal wall thickness of not less than 4 mm. The subject merchandise is currently provided for in item 7306.61.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 7306.61.3000.
In 2014, imports of heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Korea, Mexico, and Turkey were valued at an estimated $50.5 million, $53.7 million, and $41.9 million, respectively.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determinations on or before September 4, 2015.
If the ITC determines that there is a reasonable indication that imports of heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Korea, Mexico, and/or Turkey materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, the investigations will continue and Commerce will be scheduled to make its preliminary CVD determination in October 2015 and its preliminary AD determinations in December 2015, unless the statutory deadlines are extended. If the ITC’s preliminary determinations are negative, the investigations will be discontinued.