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The US Department of Commerce has issued antidumping (AD) duties on steel flanges imported from Italy and India, and on rectangular pipes and tubes imported from Mexico.


The orders consider imports from Italy and India between February 2017 and July 2018 and from Mexico between August 2017 and July 2018. 


Under the AD order, Commerce determined that the sales of these products to the US were made at less than normal value, and accordingly imposed duties on the countries.


Commerce has levied an AD duty of 204.53pc on 27 Italian companies that exported steel flanges to the US during the period under consideration. Thirty-three Indian exporters will pay 1.20pc AD duty on the same product, and 18 Mexican companies will pay 3.29pc AD duties for rectangular pipes and tubes exported to the US during that period. 


The review for Mexico was initiated based on information of sale of less than fair value by two producers, Maquilacero S.A. de C.V. (Maquilacero) and Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S.A. de C.V. (Regiopytsa). The balance 16 firms were not selected for individual review but had exported the same product as Maquilacero and Regiopytsa during the period under review.


Commerce also found that one Indian firm, Norma, and one Mexican firm, FASEMAX, did not ship the products under review during that time and, therefore, made a no shipment determination for those firms, exempting them from the AD duties.


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