Brazil initiated the first anti-dumping (AD) sunset review on non-alloy carbon steel seamless tube imported from China on a petition filed by domestic steelmaker Vallourec Soluções Tubulares for the extension of the AD tariffs in March.
The products involved in the review are non-alloy carbon steel seamless tubes of circular section and external diameter of not more than 374mm, with Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) codes 7304.31.10, 7304.31.90, 7304.39.10, 7304.39.20, and 7304.39.90.
The period of dumping investigation ranges from January 2020 to December 2020, while the injury period ranges from January 2016 to December 2020. The final decision on the duty would come within 10 months or in exceptional cases, the period might be extended by another 2 months.
In September 2015, Brazil had first initiated the AD investigation and in July 2016, made an affirmative final anti-dumping ruling on non-alloy carbon steel seamless tube imported from China and decided to levy an AD duty of $1,009.29 to $1,356.90/mt.
Seamless non-alloy carbon steel tubes are used generally for fluid conduction and storage, heat exchangers, boilers, mechanical parts in the auto segment, structures, etc. They are not used in the oil and gas segment, but find usage in sugar and alcohol mills, mining, civil construction, agricultural machines, automobile assemblers, among other industrial processes.