May 22, 2013
Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a holding company owning subsidiaries that engage in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe and fabrication of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, has announced that its Bristol Metals LLC subsidiary, joined by co-petitioners Felker Brothers Corp. and Outokumpu Stainless Pipe, has filed antidumping duty petitions with the Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. The petitions allege that welded stainless pressure pipe imported from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam were being dumped in the U.S. market.
From 2010 to 2012 imports of welded stainless steel pressure pipe from those three countries increased from 14,000 tons to 17,000 tons and have taken a significant share of a relatively stagnant U.S. market. The petitions alleged dumping margins of 15 to 17 percent for Malaysia, 13 to 15 percent for Thailand, and 70 to 71 percent for Vietnam.
The ITC will address this matter at a staff conference on June 6, 2013. It will make a preliminary determination prior to July 1, 2013, and the DOC preliminary dumping determination is due Dec. 12, 2013.