On September 23, 2016, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of welded stainless pressure pipe from India.
In the AD investigation, Commerce found dumping has occurred by the mandatory respondent Steamline Industries Ltd. at a margin of 12.66 percent. Commerce assigned a “country-wide” final dumping margin of 12.66 percent for all other producers/exporters in India. However, Commerce determined a dumping margin of 0.00 percent for the second mandatory respondent, Sunrise Stainless Pvt. Ltd. and Sun Mark Stainless Pvt. Ltd. (collectively, “Sunrise”).
In the CVD investigation, Commerce found that mandatory respondent Steamline Industries Limited received countervailable subsidies at a rate of 3.13 percent and that mandatory respondent Sunrise Stainless Private Limited, Sun Mark Stainless Pvt. Ltd., and Shah Foils Ltd. (collectively, “Sunrise Group”) received countervailable subsidies at a rate of 6.22 percent. Commerce assigned a final subsidy rate of 4.65 percent for all other producers/exporters in India.
The cash deposit rates announced are 10.17 percent for Steamline Industries Ltd. and 8.35 percent for all others except Sunrise Group, for whom no dumping was found.
The merchandise covered by these investigations is circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe not greater than 14 inches in outside diameter. Excluded from the scope of the investigations are: (1) welded stainless mechanical tubing, meeting ASTM A-554 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications; (2) boiler, heat exchanger, superheater, refining furnace, feedwater heater, and condenser tubing, meeting ASTM A-249, ASTM A-688 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications; and (3) specialized tubing, meeting ASTM A-269, ASTM A-270 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications.
If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes an affirmative final determination that the subject imports materially injure or threaten material injury to the domestic industry, Commerce will issue AD and CVD orders. The ITC is scheduled to make the final determinations by November 6, 2016.
Imports of welded steel pipe from India have increased significantly over the past few years. In 2013, 1,100 metric tons, valued at $3,677,000 were imported. In 2014 imports increased roughly 1000 percent to 11,000 metric tons and a value of $36,369,000.
The petitioners for these investigations are Bristol Metals, LLC (TN); Felker Brothers Corporation (WI); Outokumpu Stainless Pipe, Inc. (FL); and Marcegaglia USA Inc. (PA).