(Wiley Rein LLP)
In a victory for U.S. pipe producers and their workers, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today made affirmative final determinations in the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations on large diameter welded pipe (LDWP) from Canada, Greece, Korea, and Turkey. The ITC found that U.S. LDWP producers have been materially injured by unfairly traded imports of LDWP from these countries, paving the way for the imposition of AD/CVD orders, which will stay in place for at least five years.
The ITC made affirmative final determinations with regard to line pipe from the following countries with a vote of 4-1: Canada (AD); Greece (AD); Korea (AD and CVD); Turkey (AD). The ITC also made a unanimous affirmative determination with regard to structural pipe from the following countries: Canada (AD); Korea (AD and CVD); Turkey (AD and CVD).
The ITC voted in the negative with regard to line pipe from Turkey (CVD) and structural pipe from Greece (AD), given the small import volumes involved, and also with regard to stainless steel pipe, which was not a primary focus of the case. These affirmative final determinations follow closely behind the ITC's December 2018 affirmative finding of material injury with respect to Chinese line pipe and structural pipe, and Indian line pipe. Click here to read more.