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USDOC initiates AD, CV duty investigations of imports of forged Steel fluid end blocks from China, Germany, India, and Italy

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WASHINGTON (Scrap Register): The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced the initiation of new antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether forged steel fluid end blocks from Germany, India, and Italy are being dumped in the United States, and to find if producers in China, Germany, India, and Italy are receiving unfair subsidies.

These antidumping and countervailing duty investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by the FEB Fair Trade Coalition (Cleveland, OH); Ellwood City Forge Company, Ellwood Quality Steels Company, and Ellwood National Steel Company (Ellwood City, PA); and A. Finkl & Sons (Chicago, IL).

The alleged dumping margins are 83.37 percent for Germany, 198.85 percent for India, and 87.04 percent for Italy.

There are 24 subsidy programs alleged for China, 16 subsidy programs alleged for Germany, 29 subsidy programs alleged for India, and 20 subsidy programs alleged for Italy. If Commerce makes affirmative findings in these investigations, and if the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determines that dumped and/or unfairly subsidized U.S. imports of forged steel fluid end blocks from China, Germany, India, and Italy are causing injury to the U.S. industry, Commerce will impose duties on those imports in the amount of dumping and/or unfair subsidization found to exist.

The petitioners estimated that imports of forged steel fluid end blocks China, Germany, India, and Italy were valued at approximately $17.8 million, $23.3 million, $44.4 million, and $46.4 million, respectively, in 2018.

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