The US Department of Commerce preliminarily determined that Interpipe, a Ukrainian exporter of seamless carbon and alloy steel pipes, made sales in the US at less than fair value.
In an order slated for publication on Feb 10, Commerce has assigned an antidumping (AD) margin of 41.23pc to all subsidiaries of Interpipe including, Interpipe Ukraine, Niznedneprovksy Tube Rolling Plant, and Interpipe Niko Tube. The agency has also assigned the same rate to all other exporters of this material from Ukraine.
Commerce will instruct US Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all entries of the material sold during the period of review, July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, and collect cash deposits equivalent to the AD margin. On a request by Interpipe, the final results of this investigation have been postponed to six months from now, compared to the usual four-month deadline.