Shipping containersOn October 5, 2017, Bonney Forge Corporation and United Steelworkers filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Forged Steel Fittings from China, Italy, and Taiwan.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The merchandise covered by this investigation is carbon and alloy forged steel fittings, whether unfinished (commonly known as blanks or rough forgings) or finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of shapes including, but not limited to, elbows, tees, crosses, laterals, couplings, reducers, caps, plugs, bushings and unions. Forged steel fittings are covered regardless of end finish, whether threaded, socket-weld or other end connections.

While these fittings are generally manufactured to specifications ASME B16.11, MSS SP-79, and MSS SP-83, ASTM A105, ASTM A350 and ASTM A182, the scope is not limited to fittings made to these specifications.

The term forged is an industry term used to describe a class of products included in applicable standards, and does not reference an exclusive manufacturing process. Forged steel fittings are not manufactured from casting. Pursuant to the applicable standards, fittings may also be machined from bar stock or machined from seamless pipe and tube.

All types of fittings are included in the scope regardless of nominal pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure rating (usually, but not necessarily expressed in pounds of pressure, e.g., 2,000 or 2M; 3,000 or 3M; 6,000 or 6M; 9,000 or 9M), wall thickness, and whether or not heat treated.

Excluded from this scope are all fittings entirely made of stainless steel. Also excluded are flanges and butt weld fittings.

Subject carbon and alloy forged steel fittings are normally entered under HTSUS 7307.99.1000, 7307.99.3000, 7307.99.5045, and 7307.99.5060. They also may be entered under HTSUS

7307.92.3010, 7307.92.3030, 7307.92.9000, and 7326.19.0010.

The HTSUS subheadings and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Bonney Forge Corporation
14496 Croghan Pike
Mount Union, PA 17066

United Steelworkers
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Roger B. Schagrin
SCHAGRIN ASSOCIATES
900 Seventh Street, N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

China: 141.41%

Italy: 47.87%

Taiwan: 109.35%

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN

Countervailing Duty Petition issued against China. Amounts of additional duties unspecified.

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

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

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

Imports of Subject Merchandise

  2014 2015 2016 YTD 2016 YTD 2017
China
Quantity (short tons) 31,236 26,455 19,435 10,822 13,859
Value (1,000 USD) 140,946 114,372 85,448 40,519 52,078
Italy
Quantity (short tons) 6,391 8,357 5,764 2,075 8,952
Value (1,000 USD) 29,039 40,129 23,330 10,154 22,698
Taiwan
Quantity (short tons) 4,992 4,556 3,370 1,825 2,666
Value (1,000 USD) 21,825 21,022 16,486 7,879 9,973

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley.