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Korea  circular welded non-alloy steel pipe   Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Korea
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Case Number:   A-580-809

Anniversary Month: November


SeAH Steel Corporation -- 4.42%
Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. -- 4.42%
Korea Iron & Steel Co., Ltd -- 4.42%
Union Steel Co., Ltd -- 4.42%
Nexteel Co., Ltd -- 4.42%
AJU Besteel Co., Ltd -- 4.42


The The merchandise subject to this review is circular welded nonalloy steel pipe and tube, of circular crosssection, not more than 406.4mm (16 inches) in outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, surface finish (black, galvanized, or painted), or end finish (plain end, beveled end, threaded, or threaded and coupled). These pipes and tubes are generally known as standard pipes and tubes and are intended for the lowpressure conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air, and other liquids and gases in plumbing and heating systems, airconditioning units, automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses. Standard pipe may also be used for light loadbearing applications, such as for fence tubing, and as structural pipe tubing used for framing and as support members for reconstruction or load-bearing purposes in the construction, shipbuilding, trucking, farm equipment, and other related industries. Unfinished conduit pipe is also included in this review.

All carbon-steel pipes and tubes within the physical description outlined above are included within the scope of this review except line pipe, oil country tubular goods, boiler tubing, mechanical tubing, pipe and tube hollows for redraws, finished scaffolding, and finished conduit. In accordance with the Department's Final Negative Determination of Scope Inquiry on Certain Circular Welded NonAlloy Steel Pipe and Tube From Brazil, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Venezuela, 61 FR 11608 (March 21, 1996), pipe certified to the API 5L line pipe specification and pipe certified to both the API 5L line pipe specifications and the less-stringent ASTM A53 standard pipe specifications, which falls within the physical parameters as outlined above, and entered as line pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines is outside of the scope of the antidumping duty order.

Imports of these products are currently classifiable under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheadings: 7306.30.10.00, 7306.30.50.25, 7306.30.50.32, 7306.30.50.40, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.85, and 7306.30.50.90. Although the HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. . 
 SeAH Steel Corporation, Korea Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., and Union Steel Co., Ltd., Suffer 600%+ Increase in Antidumping Duty Rate in Preliminary Antidumping Duty Rate in Review Affecting November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008 entries.

On December 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the Preliminary Results of its antidumping duty administrative review of circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Korea.  The Department of Commerce determined that SeAH Steel Corporation, Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd., Korea Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., Union Steel Co., Ltd., Nexteel Co., Ltd.,  AJU Besteel Co., Ltd., were dumping circular welded non-alloy steel pipe in the United States.  The Department of Commerce calculated rates of 4.42% for SeAH Steel Corporation, the sole mandatory respondent, and applied that rate to all other companies for which a review was requested.  In the previous review, SeAH had a rate of 0.66%, and both Union Steel and Korea Iron & Steel had rates of 0.71%.

IMPORTERS! -- If the Final Results do not change, you will be liable for a 600%+ increase in import duty liability -- plus interest!  You can assert your rights to participate in this review and challenge the determinations by the Department of Commerce in reaching the 4.42% rate.  Contact a U.S. international trade lawyer for assistance.

Watch the liquidation instructions and liquidations carefully.  If there are any errors in the instructions, you must sue the Department of Commerce within 2 years.  If the U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not liquidate your entries within 6 months of publication of the final, by law the merchandise liquidates as entered.  In this case, that would mean you would not be liable for the 600%+ increase in import duties.


DOC Determinations:
Investigation: Initiation | Prelim | Final | Order | Timken Notice | Amended Final
Administrative Review 92-93: Initiation | Prelim | Final | Amended Final
Administrative Review 93-94: Termination
Administrative Review 94-95: Termination
Administrative Review 95-96: Initiation | Partial Rescission | Prelim  | Final
Administrative Review 96-97: Initiation | Rescission
Administrative Review 97-98: Initiation | Rescission
Changed Circumstances Review 1998: Initiation | Prelim  | Final
Administrative Review 98-99: Initiation | Partial Rescission | Prelim  | Final
Administrative Review 99-00:  Initiation | Rescission
Administrative Review 00-01: Initiation | Rescission
Changed Circumstances Review 2001: Initiation | Prelim  | Final
Administrative Review 01-02: Initiation | Prelim  | Final | I&D
Administrative Review 02-03: Initiation | Rescission
Administrative Review 03-04: Not Requested
Administrative Review 04-05: Not Requested
Administrative Review 05-06: Not Requested
Administrative Review 06-07: Not Requested
Administrative Review 07-08: Initiation | Partial Rescission-One Two | Prelim 

Current Rates:

Hyundai HYSCO -- 0.84%
Hyundai Steel Company (f.k.a. Hyundai Pipe Co., Ltd.) -- 2.64%
Husteel Co., Ltd. -- 1.82%
Korea Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. -- 0.71%
Korea Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. -- 6.21%
Masan Steel Tube Works Co., Ltd. -- 11.63%
Union Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. -- 0.71%
SeAH Steel Corporation (f.k.a. Pusan Steel Pipe) -- 0.66%
Shinho Steel Co., Ltd. -- 2.99%
All Others -- 4.80%


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