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ANTIDUMPING & COUNTERVAILING DUTY INVESTIGATION


the People's Republic of China  oil country tubular goods   Oil Country Tubular Goods from China  

ITC Information: Initiation | Prelim Injury | Final Stage Schedule
ITC Questionnaires: Final Stage Injury
DOC Information:  AD Initiation | AD Prelim (amended)
                                      CVD Initiation | CVD Prelim | CVD Final-Factsheet | Final | I&D
DOC Questionnaires:
Fact Sheet | Separate Rates Application
Final CVD Rates:

Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co., Ltd. - 11.98%
Tianjin Pipe (Group) Co. - 10.36%
Wuxi Seamless Pipe Co., Ltd. - 14.61%
Zhejiang Jianli Enterprise Co., Ltd. - 15.78%
All others 13.20%


Preliminary AD Rates

Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube - 0.00%
Tianjin Pipe International Economic and
     Trading Corporation - 96.51%
Separate Rates Applicants - 96.51%
China-wide Rate - 99.14%*
   *critical circumstances found


Scope

The merchandise covered by the investigation consists of certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG), which are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of the investigation also covers OCTG coupling stock. Excluded from the scope of the investigation are casing or tubing containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium; drill pipe; unattached couplings; and unattached thread protectors.

The merchandise covered by the investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.31.10, 7304.29.31.20, 7304.29.31.30, 7304.29.31.40, 7304.29.31.50, 7304.29.31.60, 7304.29.31.80, 7304.29.41.10, 7304.29.41.20, 7304.29.41.30, 7304.29.41.40, 7304.29.41.50, 7304.29.41.60, 7304.29.41.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.61.15, 7304.29.61.30, 7304.29.61.45, 7304.29.61.60, 7304.29.61.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.29.10.30, 7306.29.10.90, 7306.29.20.00, 7306.29.31.00, 7306.29.41.00, 7306.29.60.10, 7306.29.60.50, 7306.29.81.10, and 7306.29.81.50.

The OCTG coupling stock covered by the investigation may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.39.00.76, 7304.39.00.80, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, 7304.59.80.25, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 7304.59.80.65, 7304.59.80.70, and 7304.59.80.80. The HTSUS subheadings are provided  or convenience and customs purposes only; the written description of the scope of the investigation is  dispositive.  
 
  AFFIRMATIVE FINAL INJURY VOTE from U.S. International Trade Commission in Countervailing Duty Investigation. Countervailing duty order to be published, cash deposits required.
On December 30, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted that imports of oil country tubular goods from China were causing injury to the U.S. domestic industry.

The U.S. Department of Commerce will publish a countervailing duty order within 7 days, at which time cash deposits for estimated countervailing duties must accompany all entries of oil country tubular goods from China.  The cash desposit is an amount equal to the appropriate percentage of the entered value (e.g., for companies not specifically named under "Final CVD Rates", the cash deposit is 13.20% of the entered value of the merchandise.



AD RATES JUMP FROM 36.53% TO 96.51 % FOR 38 COMPANIES in Amended Antidumping Preliminary Determination - Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co., Ltd Remains at 0.00%
On December 30, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce admitted ministerial errors, the correction of which adversely affects almost all Chinese producers and exporters.  Commerce explained only that the errors were "certain conversion errors and surrogate value calculations," but offered no particulars in the notice published in the Federal Register.  As a result of the correction of these significant ministerial errors, cash deposits required for entries of imports of oil country tubular goods from China will triple!



U.S. Department of Commerce Calculates Subsidy Margins of 10.36% to 15.78% for Imports Of Oil Country Tubular Goods From China.  U.S. International Trade Commission to Vote on Injury by January 7, 2007.
On November 24, the Department of Commerce announced its final determination in the countervailing duty  investigation on imports of certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from China.Commerce found that Chinese producers/exporters of OCTG have received net countervailable subsidies ranging from 10.36 to 15.78 percent.   Mandatory respondents received the following rates: Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co., Ltd. -- 11.98%, Tianjin Pipe (Group) Co. -- 10.36%, Wuxi Seamless Pipe Co., Ltd. -- 14.61%, and Zhejiang Jianli Enterprise Co., Ltd. -- 15.78%. All other Chinese producers/exporters received a final subsidy rate of 13.20 percent. 

As a result of this final determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect a cash deposit or bond based on these final rates.

From 2006 to 2008, imports of OCTG from China increased 357.67 percent by volume and were valued at an estimated $2.7 billion in 2008.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is currently scheduled to issue its final determination on or before January 7, 2010.  If the ITC makes an affirmative final determination that imports of OCTG from China materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, Commerce will issue a CVD order.


Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube gets 0.00% Rate, 38 others get 36.53%, PRC-wide entity gets 99.14%, U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Critical Circumstances for PRC-wide entity in Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination for Oil Country Tubular Goods from China.

On November 5, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce annouced its preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of oil country tubular goods from China.  The Department of Commerce calculated Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube's rate at 0.00%.  If it continues to calculate this rate in the final, Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube will not be subject to the antidumping duty order.  Commerce calculated a rate of 36.53% for Tianjin Pipe International Economic and Trading Corporation.  This rate was applied to 37 other separate rates applicants.  The China-wide rate was calculated at 99.14%.

The Department of Commerce found critical circumstances based upon Adverse Facts Available for the China-wide entity (including Shengli Oil FIeld Freet Import & Export Trade Co., Ltd.).  Because of this finding, the Department of Commerce will order the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits or require posting of bonds for all entries of oil country tubular goods entering the customs territory of the United States as far back as 90 days prior to the publication of the preliminary determination in the Federal Register for all merchandise imported from companies that did not prove they are not controlled by the Government of China by properly filing a Separate Rates Application.  Effectively, that means if your supplier is not listed under the antidumping duty rates (to the left), you may have increased antidumping duty liability on entries on or after approximately August 10, 2009.



US International Trade Commission Schedules Final Phase of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigation into Oil Country Tubular Goods from China; US Department of Commerce Postpones Preliminary Dumping Determination Until November 4, 2009                                         
(posted Sept. 29, 2009)

The U.S. International Trade Commission announced scheduling of the final phase of the antidumping and countervailing duty injury and causation investigations into oil country tubular goods from China.

The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on December 1, 2009, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before November 25, 2009. Interested parties' prehearing briefs are due to the Commission by November 23, 2009. Posthearing briefs are due December 8, 2009.

On December 23, 2009, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before December 28, 2009.

Separately, on August 24, the US Department of Commerce announced that it was postponing the preliminary determination of whether Chinese producers are selling oil country tubular goods in the United States at less than fair value.  The preliminary determination is now expected by November 4, 2009.


Preliminary Subsidy Rates from 10.90% to 30.69% on US$ 2.6 Billion import market -- U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigation of Oil Country Tubular Goods from China.                     (posted Sept. 9, 2009; Sept. 14, 2009)

Subsidies are financial assistance from foreign governments that benefit the production, manufacture, or exportation of goods. 

On September 9, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty investigation on imports of certain oil country tubular goods from (China).  The U.S. Department of Commerce preliminarily found subsidies at rates ranging from 10.90% to 30.69%.  Importers now must post cash deposits or bonds for new entries of covered merchandise.  From 2006 to 2008, imports of oil country tubulargoods from China increased 203 percent by volume and were valued at an estimated $2.6 billion in 2008.

                                                                                                          

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