The scope of this petition covers circular welded carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines (welded line pipe), not more than 609.6 mm (24 inches) in nominal diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, end finish or stenciling. Welded line pipe is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute specification 5L but can be produced to comparable foreign specifications or proprietary grades or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, including all multiple-stenciled pipe with an API line pipe stencil, is covered by the scope of these investigations. The welded line pipe subject to these investigations is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110 and 7306.19.5150.
The International Trade Administration and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch AD/CV duty and injury investigations, respectively, on the subject line pipe. There are strict statutory deadlines associated with these proceedings, so affected companies that wish to protect their interests should contact trade counsel as soon as possible.
For more information contact Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965 or Mark Ludwikowski at (202) 730-4967.