The US Department of Commerce imposed anti-dumping duties (AD) on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipes from the UAE and cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel from India in two separate notifications this week.
The department said on Apr 22 that it had found three companies from the UAE and one company from India practicing unfair trade for those products, selling them at lower than market value into the US.
During its investigation on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe imports from the UAE for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2018, to November 30, 2019, Commerce found three UAE-based companies had supplied products to the US at less than fair value. As a result, it levied an AD of 54.27pc on Ajmal Steel Tubes and Pipes and 23.27pc each on Conares Metal Supply and Universal Tube and Plastic Industries.
On investigating India’s exports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel to the US between November 22, 2017, and May 31, 2019, the department found that Tube Products of India, a unit of Tube Investments of India, had resorted to unfair trade practices for the product and levied an AD of 7.96pc on the company.
Commerce has asked the US Customs and Border Protection to assess AD on all entries from both companies for the respective PORs to implement the AD announced by Commerce.