The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that revoking the existing antidumping duty orders on carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Brazil, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.
As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the existing antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from Brazil, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand will remain in place.
Chairman Irving A. Williamson and Commissioners Dean A. Pinkert, David S. Johanson, F. Scott Kieff, and Rhonda K. Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative with respect to all countries. Commissioner Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the affirmative with respect to China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, and in the negative with respect to Brazil.
Today’s action comes under the five-year (sunset) review process required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. See the attached page for background on these five-year (sunset) reviews.