On May 17, the ITC voted unanimously that dumped imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland are a cause of material injury to the domestic industry. This vote follows the Commerce Department’s final determinations that imports from producers and exporters in these six countries are being dumped in the U.S. market at significant levels. The dumping margins range from: 44.92 percent to 186.89 percent for China; 3.11 percent to 209.06 percent for Germany; 8.26 percent to 33.80 percent for India; 47.87 percent 68.95 percent for Italy; 30.67 percent to 48.00 percent for Korea; and, 12.05 percent to 30.48 percent for Switzerland.
The Commerce Department will now issue AD orders on cold-drawn mechanical tubing from these six countries. The AD orders will complement the CVD orders already in place on imports from China and India, which were issued back in February.