BRIEF-U.S. sets dumping duties on some steel pipe, tube imports
WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Commerce announced on Friday its final ruling on anti-dumping duties on imports of steel pipes and tubes from South Korea, Mexico and Turkey, setting levies
* The decision covers imports of heavy-walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes which are used in construction and transportation.
* Commerce found dumping has occurred by mandatory respondents Dong-A Steel Co and HiSteel Co Ltd at dumping margins of 2.34 percent and 3.82 percent, respectively.
* All other producers/exporters in Korea will incur a final dumping margin of 3.24 percent.
* For Mexico, Commerce found dumping has occurred by mandatory respondents Maquilacero SA de CV and Productos Laminados de Monterrey SA de CV at dumping margins of 3.83 percent and 5.21 percent, respectively.
* Commerce calculated a final dumping margin of 4.91 percent for all other producers/exporters in Mexico.
* In the Turkey investigation, Commerce found dumping has occurred by mandatory respondent MMZ Boru Profil Uretim Sanayi Ve Tic AS at a dumping margin of 35.66 percent.
* Commerce determined that no dumping has occurred by mandatory respondent Ozdemir Boru Profil San Ve Tic Ltd Sti(Ozdemir) and calculated a final dumping margin of 17.83 percent for all other producers/exporters in Turkey.
* In the Turkey CVD investigation, Commerce calculated final subsidy rates of 23.37 percent and 15.08 percent for mandatory respondents MMZ and Ozdemir, respectively. Commerce calculated a final subsidy rate of 19.06 percent for all other producers/exporters in Turkey.
* The complaint was lodged last year on behalf of Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group; Bull Moose Tube Co; EXLTUBE; Hannibal Industries, Inc; Independence Tube Corp; Maruichi American Corp, a subsidiary of Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd ; Searing Industries; Southland Tube and Vest Inc. (Reporting by Josephine Mason)
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