shipping containersOn January 26, 2018, the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Cast Iron Soil Pipe from China.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The merchandise covered by this investigation is cast iron soil pipe, whether finished or unfinished, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications, and regardless of wall thickness, length, diameter, surface finish, end finish, or stenciling. The scope of this investigation includes, but is not limited to, both hubless and hub and spigot cast iron soil pipe. Cast iron soil pipe is nonmalleable iron pipe of various designs and sizes. Cast iron soil pipe is generally distinguished from other types of nonmalleable cast iron pipe by the manner in which it is connected to cast iron soil pipe fittings.

Cast iron soil pipe is classified into two major types – hubless and hub and spigot. Hubless cast iron soil pipe is manufactured without a hub, generally in compliance with Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute (“CISPI”) specification 301 and/or American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) specification A888. Hub and spigot pipe has one or more hubs into which the spigot (plain end) of a fitting is inserted. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of this investigation, whether or not produced according to a particular standard.

The subject imports are currently classified in subheading 7303.00.0030 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): Cast iron soil pipe. The HTSUS subheading and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute
2401 Fieldcrest Dr.
Mundelein, IL 60060

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

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

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

China: 238.13%

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

  2015 2016 2016 Jan-Nov 2017 Jan-Nov 2017 E
China
Quantity (short tons) 15,029 22,208 20,099 16,120 17,585
Landed, Duty Paid (USD) 11,950,971 15,674,384 14,143,163 12,106,432 13,207,017
AUV ($/Ton) 795.18 704.58 703.69 751.03 751.03

CONTACT US

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