Final Welded Circular Pipe AD/CV Duties Hit Pakistan, Vietnam the Hardest

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The Department of Commerce made, yesterday, affirmative final determinations in the anti-dumping investigations of imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Pakistan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam, and the countervailing duties investigation of imports of the same merchandise from Pakistan.

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The investigations covered welded carbon-quality steel pipe and tube, of circular cross-section, with an outside diameter not more than 16 inches, regardless of wall thickness, surface finish, end finish, or industry specification.

The products are generally known as standard pipe, fence pipe and tube, sprinkler pipe, and structural pipe and are intended for the low-pressure conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and gases in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, and automatic sprinkler systems. The products may also be used for light load-bearing and mechanical applications, such as for fence tubing.

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Commerce determined that imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Pakistan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam have been sold in the U.S. at dumping margins of 11.80%, 7.24%, 5.58% to 6.43%, and 0.00% to 113.18%, respectively. Commerce also determined that imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Pakistan received countervailable subsidies of 64.81%.

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