Import Administration
Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from People's Republic Of China (A-570-875)

Scope Description:

The prodcuts covered by this order are
finished and unfinished non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings with an
inside diameter ranging from 1/4 inch to 6 inches, whether threaded or
un-threaded, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications. The
subject fittings include elbows, ells, tees, crosses, and reducers as
well as flanged fittings. These pipe fittings are also known as ``cast
iron pipe fittings'' or ``gray iron pipe fittings.'' These cast iron
pipe fittings are normally produced to ASTM A-126 and ASME B.l6.4
specifications and are threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications. Most
building codes require that these products are Underwriters
Laboratories (UL) certified. The scope does not include cast iron soil
pipe fittings or grooved fittings or grooved couplings.
Fittings that are made out of ductile iron that have the same
physical characteristics as the gray or cast iron fittings subject to
the scope above or which have the same physical characteristics and are
produced to ASME B.16.3, ASME B.16.4, or ASTM A-395 specifications,
threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications and UL certified, regardless of
metallurgical differences between gray and ductile iron, are also
included in the scope of this petition. These ductile fittings do not
include grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Ductile cast iron
fittings with mechanical joint ends (MJ), or push on ends (PO), or
flanged ends and produced to the American Water Works Association
(AWWA) specifications AWWA C110 or AWWA C153 are not included.
Imports of covered merchandise are classifiable in the Harmonized
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers
7307.11.00.30, 7307.11.00.60, 7307.19.30.60 and 7307.19.30.85. HTSUS
subheadings are provided for convenience and Customs purposes. The
written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive.

Scope Rulings Completed Between October 1, 2004, and December 31, 2004

Requestor: Thomas and Betts Corporation; certain electrical conduit fittings are within the scope of the order; November 5, 2004.

Scope Rulings Completed Between July 1, 2008, and September 30, 2008

Requestor: Taco Inc.; the black cast iron flange, green ductile iron flange and cast iron ``Twin Tee'' are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; September 18, 2008.

Scope Rulings Made Between April 1, 2013, and June 30, 2013

Requestor: R.W. Beckett Corporation; All of Beckett's pipe fittings except for those that are not made of cast iron (i.e., three pipe fittings that are made of either aluminum or zinc alloy) are within the scope of the order because they are pipe fittings made of cast iron and, therefore, fit the physical description of the subject merchandise covered by the scope; May 14, 2013.