The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) received two petitions on October 28, 2015, seeking to impose Antidumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD). One alleges that certain iron mechanical transfer drive components (transfer drive components) from Canada and China are being sold at less-than-fair-value. The investigations for the transfer drive components, 701-TA-550 and 731-TA-1304-1305, allege that products falling within the scope of investigation include certain sheaves (pulleys), bushings, and flywheels. The alleged classifications under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) include 8483.30.8090, 8483.50.9040, 8483.50.9080, 8483.90.3000, 8483.90, and may also include 8431.39.0010, and 8483.50.4000.
The other petition alleges that certain circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, and Republic of Vietnam, is being sold at less-than-fair-value. The investigations for the CWP, 701-TA-549 and 731-TA-1299-1303, allege that products falling within the scope of investigation include CWP with an outside diameter of not more than 16 inches, with certain other characteristics. The alleged classifications fall under certain parts of HTSUS 7306. If you have any questions regarding AD/CVD or want more information on the current investigations, feel free to contact our firm.