On September 29, the USITC announced that it had made anti-dumping and countervailing industrial damage to stainless steel flanges imported from China and India. Certainly, it was found that there were government subsidies and Dumping of imported products on the US domestic industry constitutes a substantial damage. In this ruling, four members of the International Trade Commission voted. The US Department of Commerce is expected to be November 9, 2017 on the case to make countervailing preliminary ruling, in January 23, 2018 on the case to make anti-dumping preliminary ruling.
On September 6, 2017, at the request of the Coalition of American Flange Producers and its member companies Core Pipe Products, Inc. and Maass Flange Corporation on August 16, 2017, the US Department of Commerce announced The formal import of stainless steel flanges from China and India to start anti-dumping and countervailing investigation. This case deals with products under US Customs Tariffs No. 7307.21.1000 and 7307.21.5000.