MOFCOM Announcement No.52 of 2018 on Review of the Anti-dumping Measures against Imports of Certain Alloy-Steel Seamless Tubes and Pipes for High Temperature and Pressure Service Originating in the United States and the EU

Date: 2018-06-22 01:54:27, Source: MOFCOM, Today/Total Visits : 0/35

On May 9, 2014, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (the "MOFCOM") issued Announcement No.34 of 2014, deciding to levy anti-dumping duties on imports of certain alloy-steel seamless tubes and pipes for high temperature and pressure service originating in the United States and the EU from May 10, 2014.

On May 10, 2018, Inner Mongolia North Heavy Industries Group Corp. Ltd. submitted an application to the MOFCOM on behalf of China's industry of certain alloy-steel seamless tubes and pipes for high temperature and pressure service, arguing that the United States and the EU exported certain alloy-steel seamless tubes and pipes for high temperature and pressure service to China at an increased dumping degree exceeding the applicable anti-dumping duties now in effect, and requesting for review of the anti-dumping measures in terms of dumping and dumping margin.

On May 14, 2018, the MOFCOM informed the embassies of the United States and delegation of the EU in China of the application for review in terms of dumping and dumping margin, and forwarded to them the public text of the application and the unclassified summary of confidential materials. On June 11, 2018, the European Commission submitted its comments.

In accordance with the Anti-dumping Regulations of the People's Republic of China and the Rules on Review of Dumping and Dumping Margin, the MOFCOM examined the qualifications of the applicant, the export prices and normal value of the underlying products, changes in the dumping margin and other relevant conditions.

Upon examination, the MOFCOM believed that the application meets conditions for review set out in the Anti-dumping Regulations of the People's Republic of China and the Rules on Review of Dumping and Dumping Margin. The MOFCOM decided to, as of the date of release hereof, review the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain alloy-steel seamless tubes and pipes for high temperature and pressure service originating in the United States and the EU in terms of dumping and dumping margin.

Relevant review matters are hereby announced as below:

I. Product scope

Imports of certain alloy-steel seamless tubes and pipes for high temperature and pressure service originating in the United States and the EU

Specific descriptions are consistent with product descriptions set out in the MOFCOM Announcement No.34 of 2014.Details of the Products under Investigation are as follows:

Name of the Products under Investigation:相关高温承压用合金钢无缝钢管, also known as P92无缝钢管, 10Cr9MoW2VNbBN无缝钢管, X10CrWMoVNb9-2无缝钢管, etc.; name in English: Certain Alloy-Steel Seamless Tubes and Pipes for High Temperature and Pressure Service.

Description: Alloy steel seamless pipes with an outer diameter of 127mm or more (including 127mm), the content of carbon (C) in chemical composition (wt%) of not less than 0.07 and not more than 0.13, the content of chromium (Cr) of not less than 8.5 and not more than 9.5, and that of molybdenum (Mo) of not less than 0.3 and not more than 0.6 and that of tungsten (W) of not less than 1.5 and not more than 2.0, a tensile strength of 620 MPa or more and a yield strength of 440 MPa or more, whether or not they have undergone further processing.

Main purposes: certain alloy-steel seamless tubes and pipes for high temperature and pressure service have strong high-temperature strength and creep resistance, and are mainly used in supercritical and ultra-supercritical power station boilers and power station steam water pipelines.

The products are listed under tariff number of 73045110, 73045190, 73045910 and 73045990 in the Customs Import and Export Tariff of the People's Republic of China. Other steel pipe products under the above tariff numbers that do not meet the details of the Products under Investigation fall beyond of this investigation.

II. Review investigation period and review scope

(I) Review investigation period

The dumping investigation period of this review is from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

(II) Review scope

Export price, normal value and dumping margin of imports of certain alloy-steel seamless tubes and pipes for high temperature and pressure service originating in the United States and the EU.

III. Review procedures

(I) Comments of interested parties

Any interested party may give opinions on this review in writing and provide corresponding evidence within 20 days after the date of release hereof.

(II) Registration for participating in the investigation

Any interested party may register with the Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce for participating in this round of anti-dumping review within 20 days after the date of release hereof. Interested parties participating in the investigation are required to provide basic information, quantity and amount of the products under investigation exported to or importing from China, quantity and amount of similar products produced and sold and relationship and other illustrative materials based on the Reference Format of the Registration to Participate in the Investigation, which can be downloaded from the Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau sub-website of the MOFCOM website (http://trb.mofcom.gov.cn).

(III) Distribution of questionnaires

In order to obtain the information necessary for the investigation as deemed by it, the MOFCOM will, as needed, distribute questionnaires to relevant interested parties. The questionnaires for this case may be downloaded from the website of Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau of the MOFCOM website. Answer sheets of the questionnaires shall be submitted as required by the questionnaires within 37 days after they are distributed.

(IV) Hearings

An interested party may make a written request for holding a hearing in accordance with the Rules on the Hearing of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Investigations of the MOFCOM. When necessary as it deems, the MOFCOM may actively hold a hearing.

(V) On-site inspections

When necessary, the MOFCOM will assign workers to conduct on-site inspections at relevant countries; any materials submitted by an interested party shall include the statement on agreement about inspections; and, before inspections, the MOFCOM will inform relevant countries and enterprises in advance.

IV. Non-cooperation

In accordance with Article 21 of the Anti-dumping Regulations of the People's Republic of China, when the MOFCOM makes an investigation, an interested party shall faithfully reflect situations and provide relevant materials. If an interested party fails to do so, fails to provide necessary information within a reasonable time, or seriously impedes an investigation in any other way, the MOFCOM may give a ruling according to facts already obtained and the best information available.

V. Contact Information

Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce
Address: No. 2 Dong Chang'an Avenue, Beijing
Postal code: 100731
Tel.: 86—10—65198474; 65198197
Fax: 86-10-65198172

Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China
June 15, 2018


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