The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced its final conclusion affirming the dumping of several types of steel pipes, or oil country tubular goods (OCTG), imported from nine countries including Vietnam.

According to the Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA), under the DOC’s decision, Vietnam’s SeAH Steel VINA Corporation was given a final dumping margin of 24.22 percent.

Another Vietnamese mandatory respondent, Hot Rolling Pipe Co., Ltd., which failed to answer the department’s questionnaire, will be subjected to a dumping margin of 111.47 percent, the highest alleged in the petition.

If final determinations issued by the US International Trade Commission on August 25 confirm the DOC’s view that imports of OCTG from Vietnam, India, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine materially injure or threaten material injury to the US industry, the DOC will levy anti-dumping duties for all countries as from September 2.

The DOC said imports of OCTG from Vietnam in 2013 stood at 110 million USD.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Anti-dumping Commission has announced that it has initiated an anti-dumping duty investigation on galvanized steel products imported from Vietnam and India.-VNA