The Department of Commerce published the notice of initiation of Countervailing Duty Determination on Large Diameter Welded Pipe from the People’s Republic of China on February 20, 2018 and published the affirmative preliminary determination on June 29, 2018. The large diameter welded pipe that is subject to this investigation is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.1060, 7305.19.5000, 7305.31.4000, 7305.31.6010, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000 and 7305.39.5000. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.
The Commerce preliminarily determines that the following estimated countervailable subsidy rates exist:
Subsidy rate (percent)
Hefei Zijin Steel Tube Manufacturing Co
Hefei Ziking Steel Pipe
Panyu Chu Kong Steel Pipe Co. Ltd