NEW YORK The
U.S. Commerce Departments International Trade
Administration (ITA) has made a positive preliminary
determination in its countervailing duty investigation of oil
country tubular goods (OCTG) from India but a negative
determination on imports from Turkey.
subsidy rate for Indian producers GVN Fuels Ltd., Jindal Pipes
Ltd., Maharashtra Seamless Ltd. and all other Indian producers
except Jindal Saw Ltd. was set at 3.5 percent.
"As a result of the
preliminary affirmative determination for India, Commerce will
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash
deposits based on these preliminary rates," the ITA said.
Jindal Saw had a de minimis subsidy rate of 0.97
percent, which means it does not have to post cash
rates for Turkish producers Borusan Istikbal Ticaret and
Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi were set at 0.37 percent; those
for Tosyali Dis Ticaret AS, Tosyali Elektrik Enerjisi Toptan
Satis Ith. Ihr. AS, Tosyali Holding AS and Tosçelik
Profil ve Sac Endustrisi AS were set at 0.88 percent; and the
rate for all other Turkish producers was set at 0.63
"Because these rates
are de minimis, a preliminary negative determination
applies to Turkey as a whole. As a result ... cash deposits
will not be required on imports of OCTG from Turkey," the ITA
The ITAs final
determinations in the subsidy cases are due April 29, while the
U.S. International Trade Commissions final injury ruling
is due June 13.
preliminary decision in an anti-dumping investigation of OCTG
imports from India, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea,
Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam is expected Feb.
Indian OCTG exports to
the United States totaled 138,900 tonnes valued at $216.6
million in 2012, while Turkey shipped 137,500 tonnes value at
The complaint was
filed by Boomerang Tube LLC, Chesterfield, Mo.; Energex Tube, a
division of Chicago-based JMC Steel Group Inc.; Maverick Tube
Corp., a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based Tenaris SA; Northwest
Pipe Co., Vancouver, Wash.; Tejas Tubular Products, Houston;
TMK Ipsco, a subsidiary of Russias OAO TMK; U.S. Steel
Corp., Pittsburgh; Vallourec Star LP, a subsidiary of
Frances Vallourec SA; and Welded Tube USA Inc., the
domestic subsidiary of Welded Tube of Canada Ltd., Concord,
amm.com, July 2).