Petition Summary: Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, and Russia

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On October 6, 2021, Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S., Inc. (“Borusan U.S.”), PTC Liberty Tubulars LLC (“PTC”), U. S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc. (“U. S. Steel”), the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC (the “USW”), and Welded Tube USA, Inc. (“Welded Tube”) ( “Petitioners”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of oil country tubular goods from Argentina, Mexico, and Russia. In addition, the petition alleges that imports of oil country tubular goods from the Republic of Korea and Russia are unfairly subsidized and requests the imposition of countervailing duties.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The merchandise covered by the investigation is certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG), which are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of the investigation also covers OCTG coupling stock.

Subject merchandise includes material matching the above description that has been finished, packaged, or otherwise processed in a third country, including by performing any heat treatment, cutting, upsetting, threading, coupling, or any other finishing, packaging, or processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigations if performed in the country of manufacture of the OCTG.

Excluded from the scope of the order are: casing or tubing containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium; drill pipe; unattached couplings; and unattached thread protectors.

The merchandise subject to the investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.31.10, 7304.29.31.20, 7304.29.31.30, 7304.29.31.40, 7304.29.31.50, 7304.29.31.60, 7304.29.31.80, 7304.29.41.10, 7304.29.41.20, 7304.29.41.30, 7304.29.41.40, 7304.29.41.50, 7304.29.41.60, 7304.29.41.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.61.15, 7304.29.61.30, 7304.29.61.45, 7304.29.61.60, 7304.29.61.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.29.10.30, 7306.29.10.90, 7306.29.20.00, 7306.29.31.00, 7306.29.41.00, 7306.29.60.10, 7306.29.60.50, 7306.29.81.10, and 7306.29.81.50.

The merchandise subject to the investigation may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.39.00.76, 7304.39.00.80, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, 7304.59.80.25, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 7304.59.80.65, 7304.59.80.70, 7304.59.80.80, 7305.31.40.00, 7305.31.60.90, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.90, 7306.50.50.50, and 7306.50.50.70.

The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S., Inc.

4949 Borusan Road

Baytown, TX 77523

Website: borusanmannesmannpipe.com

Tel: (832) 399-6042

Fax: N/A

Contact: Josh Croix

Email: joshcroix@borusan.com

PTC Liberty Tubulars LLC

1100 FM 3361 Road

Liberty, TX 77575

Website: ptclibertytubulars.com

Tel: (713) 289-5555

Fax: N/A

Contact: Cary Hart

Email: cary.hart@ptcalliance.com

U.S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc.

600 Grant Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Website: ussteel.com

Tel: (412) 433-1121

Fax: (412) 433-1167

Contact: Benjamin Caryl

Email: bbcaryl@uss.com

 

United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC

60 Boulevard of the Allies

Pittsburgh PA 15222

Website: usw.org

Tel: (412) 562-2400

Fax: (412) 562-3863

Contact: Roy Houseman

Email: rhouseman@usw.org

 

Welded Tube USA, Inc.

2537 Hamburg Turnpike

Lackawanna, NY 14218

Website: weldedtube.com

Tel: (906) 669-1111

Fax: (905) 738-4070

Contact: Robert Mandel

Email: bmandel@weldedtube.com

 

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Roger B. Schagrin

SCHAGRIN ASSOCIATES

900 Seventh Street, N.W.,

Suite 500

Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 223-1700

 

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I .

 

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

Event Earliest Date
Petition Filed October 6, 2021
DOC Initiation October 26, 2021
   
ITC Preliminary Investigation:  
Questionnaires Due October 20, 2021
Request to appear at hearing October 25, 2021
Hearing October 27, 2021
Briefs November 1, 2021
ITC Vote November 22, 2021
   
DOC Investigation Schedule:  
DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination March 15, 2022
DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination December 30, 2021
DOC Final Antidumping Determination May 30, 2022
DOC Final Countervailing Determination March 15, 2022
   
ITC Final Investigation:  
ITC Final AD Determination July 13, 2022
ITC Final CVD Determination April 29, 2022

 

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS

Argentina: 320.17%

Mexico: 280.14%

Russia: 136.17%

 

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES

For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment II.

 

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

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  2018 2019 2020

2020

(Jan-Jun)

2021

(Jan-Jun)

Korea          
Quantity(MT) 457,417 408,308 273,378 150,975 197,464
Value ($) 408,030,646 376,764,996 194,619,106 106,735,093 167,586,906
AUV ($/MT) 892.03 922.75 711.91 706.97 848.70
Mexico          
Quantity(MT) 383,897 194,317 149,571 99,493 115,912
Value ($) 539,746,415 301,930,309 212,110,264 150,096,782 146,153,466
AUV ($/MT) 1,405.97 1,553.81 1,418.12 1,508.62 1,260.90
Argentina          
Quantity(MT) 146,829 147,757 15,182 9,539 73,495
Value ($) 188,881,672 208,315,839 19,210,840 12,825,972 75,119,553
AUV ($/MT) 1,286.41 1,409.85 1,265.41 1,344.59 1,022.10
Russia          
Quantity(MT) 239,252 195,352 44,761 41,008 52,690
Value ($) 221,494,157 176,547,189 31,359,481 28,620,158 31,541,948
AUV ($/MT) 925.75 903.74 700.60 697.92 598.63
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