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Taiwan   certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings   Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan

Case Number:   A-583-816

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Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., Ltd -- 0.82 %


The products subject to the order are certain stainless steel buttweld pipe fittings, whether finished or unfinished, under 14 inches inside diameter. Certain welded stainless steel buttweld pipe fittings (pipe fittings) are used to connect pipe sections in piping systems where conditions require welded connections. The subject merchandise is used where one or more of the following conditions is a factor in designing the piping system: (1) Corrosion of the piping system will occur if material other than stainless steel is used; (2) contamination of the material in the system by the system itself must be prevented; (3) high temperatures are present; (4) extreme low temperatures are present; and (5) high pressures are contained within the system. Pipe fittings come in a variety of shapes, with the following five shapes the most basic: elbows, tees, reducers, stub ends, and caps. The edges of finished pipe fittings are beveled. Threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings are excluded from the order.

The pipe fittings subject to the order are classifiable under subheading 7307.23.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Pipe fittings manufactured to American Society of Testing and Materials specification A774 are included in the scope of the order. 
                                                                                                                             History | Current Rates

Ta Chen wins drop in antidumping duty rate from 2.45% to 0.86%, but loses bid for freedom from antidumping duty order 

On December 16, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the Final Results of its antidumping duty administrative review of stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan, affecting entries from June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008 .  The Department of Commerce determined that Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., Ltd., was dumping stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings in the United States.  The Department of Commerce calculated rate of 0.82% for Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co.  In the previous review, Ta Chen Stainless Pipe had a rate of 2.45%.

Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co. requested that the Department of Commerce revoke the antidumping duty order for Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., based upon three successive calculations of zero or de minimis margins.  Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., based its argument upon its presumption that it would receive a zero or de minimis rate in this review, and that litigation over the rates calculated in the last two reviews would ultimately find the rates for those reviews should be zero.  The Department of Commerce denied this request, observing that Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co. had received an above de minimis rate in this review, and that the outcome of litigation is speculative.

IMPORTERS - 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, the merchandise liquidates as entered.  In this case, that would mean you would lose out on a refund equal to 1.59% of the entered value of your merchandise.  Because there likely will be litigation on this review as well, you must watch for when the U.S. Court of International Trade decides the cases and the Department of Commerce issues the liquidation instructions.

This histroy is incomplete- it is currently being compiled.
DOC Determinations: Order

Administrative Review 98-99: Amended Final (litigation) 

Administrative Review 05-06: Initiation | Prelim | Final 
Administrative Review 06-07: Initiation | Prelim | Final 
Administrative Review 07-08: Initiation | Prelim | Final 
Administrative Review 08-09: Initiation | Rescission

Current Rates:
This list is incomplete - it is currently being compiled

Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., Ltd -- 0.82 %


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