Import Administration
Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Japan (A-588-602)

Scope Description:

The products covered by this investigation are certain carbon steel butt-weld type fittings, other than couplings, under 14 inches in inside diameter, whether finished or unfinished, that have been formed in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, caps, etc., and if forged, have been advanced after forging. These advancements may include any one or more of the following: coining, heat treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die stamping or painting. These fittings are currently provided for under item 610.8800 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States Annotated (TSUSA). Induction pipe bends classifiable under item 610.8800 which have at one or both ends tangents that equal or exceed 12 inches in length are excluded from the scope of this investigation.
No later review

Scope Rulings Completed Between April 1, 2009, and June 30, 2009
Requestor: Benex Corporation (``Benex''); Benex's tee blanks are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; June 25, 2009.

Anticircumvention Rulings Completed Between October 1, 1995, and December 31, 1995
U.S. Fittings Group--Anticircumvention inquiry to determine whether a producer of carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings in Japan is circumventing the antidumping duty order by shipping parts to Thailand for processing and importing the finished product into the United States. Negative final determination of circumvention published 11/27/95.