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ANTIDUMPING DUTY INVESTIGATION


the People's Republic of China refined copper pipe and tube Mexico
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Scope 

For the purpose of these investigations, the products covered are all seamless circular refined copper pipes and tubes, including redraw hollows, greater than or equal to 6 inches (152.4 mm) in length and measuring less than 12.130 inches (308.102 mm) (actual) in outside diameter (OD), regardless of wall thickness, bore (e.g., smooth, enhanced with inner grooves or ridges), manufacturing process (e.g., hot finished, cold-drawn, annealed), outer surface (e.g., plain or enhanced with grooves, ridges, fins, or gills), end finish (e.g., plain end, swaged end, flared end, expanded end, crimped end, threaded), coating (e.g., plastic, paint), insulation, attachments (e.g., plain, capped, plugged, with compression or other fitting), or physical configuration (e.g., straight, coiled, bent, wound on spools).

The scope of these investigations covers, but is not limited to, seamless refined copper pipe and tube produced or comparable to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) ASTM-B42, ASTM-B68, ASTM-B75, ASTM-B88, ASTM-B88M, ASTM-B188, ASTM-B251, ASTM-B251M, ASTM-B280, ASTM-B302, ASTM-B306, ASTM-359, ASTM-B743, ASTM-B819, and ASTM-B903 specifications and meeting the physical parameters described therein. Also included within the scope of these investigations are all sets of covered products, including line sets of seamless refined copper tubes (with or without fittings or insulation) suitable for connecting an outdoor air conditioner or heat pump to an indoor evaporator unit. The phrase -all sets of covered products- denotes any combination of items put up for sale that is comprised of merchandise subject to the scope.

Refined copper is defined as: (1) metal containing at least 99.85 percent by weight of copper; or (2) metal containing at least 97.5 percent by weight of copper, provided that the content by weight of any other element does not exceed the following limits: ELEMENT LIMITING CONTENT PERCENT BY WEIGHT
Ag - Silver 0.25
As - Arsenic 0.5
Cd - Cadmium 1.3
Cr - Chromium 1.4
Mg - Magnesium 0.8
Pb - Lead 1.5
S - Sulfur 0.7
Sn - Tin 0.8
Te - Tellurium 0.8
Zn - Zinc 1.0
Zr - Zirconium 0.3
Other elements (each) 0.3

Excluded from the scope of these investigations are all seamless circular hollows of refined copper less than 12 inches in length whose OD (actual) exceeds its length. The products subject to these investigations are currently classifiable under subheadings 7411.10.1030 and 7411.10.1090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to these investigations may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7407.10.1500, 7419.99.5050, 8415.90.8065, and 8415.90.8085. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive.
  Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube  FROM CHINA and mexico
Initiated Oct. 21, 2009


Petition: Petition
ITC Questionnaires: Foreign Producers | US Importers | US Producers
                                          Foreign Instructions | US Instructions
DOC Information: Factsheet | Initiation | Prelim (China) | Prelim (Mex) (amended)
                                     Prelim Factsheet
DOC Questionnaires: Q&V | SRA
                                                                            INVESTIGATION TIMELINE
 
  ITC Schedules Injury Vote for November 13 - notice

Copper Tube Dumping Investigations Final Pending -- U.S. Department of Commerce Poised to Make Final Determination


The U.S. Department of Commerce is poised to make its final determination in the antidumping duty investigations of seamless refined copper pipe and tube from China and Mexico.  The preliminary rates are likely to change, but whether up or down and how much is uncertain.

The International Trade Commission scheduled its final injurying hearing for September 23, 2010, and the final injury vote is expected in early November, 2010.

Timeline
DOC=Department of Commerce; ITC=International Trade Commission

EVENT                                                              DEADLINE

Petitions Filed                                                                         September 30, 2009
DOC Initiation Date                                                               October 20, 2009
ITC Preliminary Determination                                       November 16, 2009
DOC Preliminary Determinations                                    March 9, 2010
DOC Final Determinations                                                  May 24, 2010
ITC Final Determination                                                     July 7, 2010
Issuance of Orders                                                                July 14, 2010


Preliminary Rates
CHINA (Exporter/Producer)
Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc./ Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc. 10.26%
Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd.; Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited; Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd./ Zhejiang Hailiang Co. Ltd.; Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd. 58.69%
Separate Rate Respondents Exporter/Producer Zhejiang Naile Copper Co., Ltd./ Zhejiang Naile Copper Co., Ltd. 34.48%
Zhejiang Jiahe Pipes Inc./ Zhejiang Jiahe Pipes Inc. 34.48%
Luvata Tube (Zhongshan) Ltd./ Luvata Tube (Zhongshan) Ltd. 34.48%
Luvata Tube (Zhongshan) Ltd./ Luvata Alltop (Zhongshan) Ltd. 34.48%
Luvata Alltop (Zhongshan) Ltd./ Luvata Alltop (Zhongshan) Ltd. 34.48%
Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube Co. Ltd./ Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube Co. Ltd. 34.48% China-Wide 60.50%

MEXICO
IUSA 29.52%
NACOBRE 32.27%
All Others Rate 30.90%


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