The US Department of Commerce is imposing antidumping duties (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) on Brunei and the Philippines for those oil country tubular goods (OCTG) that were confirmed to have originated in China during an investigation.
Commerce noted in a notification on Aug 4 that an inquiry initiated by the agency had found that some OCTG imports from the two countries were initially manufactured in China and exported to Brunei and the Philippines. These goods were then completed in the two countries before being exported to the US again.
Based on its preliminary determination, Commerce has levied AD of 99.14pc on OCTG products from Brunei and the Philippines for those found to have originated in China, the same as the all-other entities one already in effect for China. It has initiated a CVD of 27.08pc on these goods, also the same as that applied for OCTG imports from China. However, welded OCTG that were assembled or completed in these two countries that are not initially manufactured in China will not be subject to this rate.
The agency noted that it has informed Customs Border and Protection (CBP) to initiate cash duties on these products.