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US anti-dumping duty review on Vietnam’s OCTG published

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Oil country tubular goods are essentially tubes that are used in oil and gas production (Photo: vca.gov.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - The US Department of Commerce (DOC) last week announced the preliminary results of the administrative review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on some of Vietnam’s oil country tubular goods (OCTG).

The review was conducted at the request of Vietnam’s SEAH Steel VINA Corporation (SSV) on OCTG for the period from February 25, 2014, to August 31, 2015. OCTGs are essentially tubes that are used in oil and gas production.

As per a notice published in the US’ Federal Register on October 14, the DOC’s review has determined that SSV did not sell the concerned merchandise in the US at rates below the normal value during the period of review (POR). The weighted average dumping margin for the POR for SSV is zero percent.

However, the anti-dumping duty of 111.47 percent, announced on July 11 for other Vietnamese OCTG exporters, remains unchanged.

In the notice, the DOC said that interested parties can submit case briefs within 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register. Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be restricted to issues raised in the case briefs, can be filed within five days after the deadline for filing case briefs.

Exporters who want a hearing must submit a written request to the assistant secretary for enforcement and compliance within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice, the DOC has said.

The DOC will issue the final results of the administrative review, which will include the results of analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of the preliminary results.-VNA
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