GDLSK ALERT: Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Cast Iron Soil Pipe from the People’s Republic of China, Case Nos. A-570-079 and C-570-080

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): The People’s Republic of China
CountervailingDuty (“CVD”):The People’s Republic of China

II. Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is cast iron soil pipe, whether finished or unfinished, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications, and regardless of wall thickness, length, diameter, surface finish, end finish, or stenciling. The scope of this investigation includes, but is not limited to, both hubless and hub and spigot cast iron soil pipe. Cast iron soil pipe is nonmalleable iron pipe of various designs and sizes. Cast iron soil pipe is generally distinguished from other types of nonmalleable cast iron pipe by the manner in which it is connected to cast iron soil pipe fittings.

Cast iron soil pipe is classified into two major types – hubless and hub and spigot. Hubless cast iron soil pipe is manufactured without a hub, generally in compliance with Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute (“CISPI”) specification 301 and/or American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) specification A888. Hub and spigot pipe has one or more hubs into which the spigot (plain end) of a fitting is inserted. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of this investigation, whether or not produced according to a particular standard.

III. HTS classification:

The subject imports are currently classified in subheading 7303.00.0030 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”): Cast iron soil pipe. The HTSUS subheading and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

IV. Date of Filing: January 26, 2018

V. Petitioner: Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute (“CISPI”)

VI. Foreign Producers/Exporters

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VII. US Importers named.

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VIII. Alleged Dumping Margins (No CVD Rates Alleged):

People’s Republic of China: 238.13 percent

IX. Comments:

A. Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: February 16, 2018.

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B. The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the antidumping duty is April 6, 2018; for countervailing duty is February 15, 2018.

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C. Volume and Value of Imports:

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D. Alleged Subsidies:

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