Duties on Korean Steel Pipes and Tubes Must Be Revised

Sept. 23, 2021, 5:50 PM

The Commerce Department must revisit duty rates on certain entries of steel pipes and tubes from South Korea, after a federal trade court on Thursday faulted the department’s conclusion that a “particular market situation” distorted production costs.

The U.S. imposes antidumping duties on imports from South Korea of heavy-walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes, which are used in the construction industry and in the manufacture of truck beds, trailers, and agricultural implements.

Commerce conducted a periodic duty review covering subject pipes and tubes that entered the U.S. between September 2017 and August 2018. The department calculated dumping margins ...

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