The Alliance of American Flanges and its members, Core Pipe Products and Maass Flange, applied to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission on August 16 for an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation on stainless steel flanges originating in India and China . The Commerce Department announced on September 6 that Commerce Minister Wilbur Ross announced the launch of a new anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty investigation to determine whether imported stainless steel flanges from China and India are below the fair in the U.S. market Value dumping, and whether Chinese, Indian producers have accepted unfair government subsidies.glenflange
Products involved in the main US Customs tariff numbers 7301.21.1000 and 7301.21.5000 entry. The estimated dumping margins of the applicants are: 99.23% -257.11% in China and 78.49% -145.25% in India; the unfair government subsidies are estimated to exceed the exemption requirements.
Statistics show that in 2016, U.S. imports of stainless steel flange products from China and India were estimated at 16.3 million U.S. dollars and 32.1 million U.S. dollars respectively.glenflange