Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions Filed on Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe
Yesterday, Allied Tube & Conduit, Atlas Tube, California Steel and Tube, EXLTUBE, Hannibal Industries, Leavitt Tube, Maruichi American Corporation, Searing Industries, Southland Tube, Vest, Inc., Welded Tube and Western Tube filed antidumping duty petitions with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and U.S. Department of Commerce against light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWR) from Turkey, China, Korea and Mexico. The petitioners also filed a countervailing duty petition on imports of LWR from China.
In September 2003, the U.S. pipe industry filed antidumping petitions on LWR from Mexico and Turkey. The antidumping investigation was subsequently terminated in September 2004 because the ITC, in a 6-0 vote, determined that a U.S. industry was not materially injured or threatened with material injury.