For Immediate Release: April 8, 2008
Contact: Brittany Eck (202) 482-3809
COMMERCE FINDS UNFAIR DUMPING OF RECTANGULAR PIPE AND TUBE FROM TURKEY
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced its affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty investigation on imports of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (rectangular pipe) from Turkey. Commerce determined that two mandatory respondents -- Guven Boru Profil Sanayii ve Ticaret Ltd Sikreti and Onur Boru Profil Uretim San. ve Ticaret A.S. -- sold rectangular pipe in the United States at 41.71 percent less than fair value. All other Turkish exporters received a 27.04 percent rate.
"American manufactured goods are the highest quality in the global market; however, U.S. competitiveness is compromised by unfair price discrimination,” said Assistant Secretary for Import Administration David Spooner. “This Administration is committed to ensuring that our manufacturers benefit from strong and fair relationships with our trading partners by aggressively enforcing America's trade remedy laws.”
The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain welded carbon quality light-walled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a wall thickness of less than 4mm. Carbon quality steel includes both carbon steel and alloy steel which contains only small amounts of alloying elements. Rectangular pipe can be used for fencing, window guards, and railing for the construction industry. It is not used for the conveyance of liquid or gas.
The petitioners for this investigation are Allied Tube & Conduit Corp. (IL); Atlas Tube (MI); Bull Moose Tube Company (MO); California Steel and Tube (CA); EXLTUBE (MO); Hannibal Industries (CA); Leavitt Tube Company LLC (IL); Maruichi American Corp. (CA); Searing Industries (CA); Southland Tube (AL); Vest, Inc. (CA); Welded Tube (Canada); and Western Tube and Conduit (CA).
Dumping occurs when a foreign company sells a product in the United States at less than fair value. For more information about Import Administration or for the fact sheet on today’s decision, please visit www.trade.gov.