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The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday announced it had issued a final affirmative determination in its anti-dumping investigation of imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea and Switzerland.
“Today’s decision allows U.S. producers of cold-drawn mechanical tubing to receive relief from the market-distorting effects of foreign producers dumping into the domestic market,” Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a prepared statement. “We will continue to take action on behalf of U.S. industry to defend American businesses, workers, and communities adversely impacted by unfair imports.”
The DOC determined the following dumping margins (value of 2016 imports of the product from each country is included in parentheses):
- China: 44.92 to 186.89% ($29.4 million)
- Germany: 3.11 to 209.06% ($38.8 million)
- India: 8.26 to 33.80% ($25.0 million)
- Italy: 47.87 to 68.95% ($11.9 million)
- Korea: 30.67 to 48.00% ($21.3 million)
- Switzerland: 12.05 to 30.48% ($26.2 million)
The domestic petitioners in the case were: ArcelorMittal Tubular Products (Shelby, Ohio), Michigan Seamless Tube, LLC (South Lyon, Michigan), PTC Alliance Corp. (Wexford, Pennsylvania), Webco Industries, Inc. (Sand Springs, Oklahoma), and Zekelman Industries, Inc. (Farrell, Pennsylvania).
The case now moves to the U.S. International Trade Commission, which will rule on or before May 24. If the commission rules in the affirmative, anti-dumping orders will be issued.
A full list of foreign respondents in the case is included below.