December 16, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) today announced its preliminary affirmative determination that seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from Czechia is illegally dumped on the U.S. market.
As a result of this determination, Commerce will direct the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to begin collecting duties on imports of subject merchandise from Czechia. Because the major exporting companies examined by Commerce did not cooperate during the preliminary phase of the investigation, Commerce applied adverse inferences to calculate a dumping margin of 51.07 percent for all exporters and producers in Czechia.
Schagrin Associates filed antidumping petitions against imports of seamless pipes from Czechia, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine and companion countervailing duty petitions against imports of seamless pipes from Russia and Korea on behalf of domestic producer Vallourec Star, LP in July 2020. Commerce is expected to make its final determination in the Czechia investigation on March 1, 2021.
Schagrin Associates has over 35 years of experience representing clients in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. For more information, please visit our website at www.schagrinassociates.com.