New antidumping and countervailing duty petitions on stainless steel flanges from China

The Coalition of American Flange Producers (CAFP) formally filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission,asserting that imports of stainless steel flanges from China are being sold at “dumped prices” below cost to gain an unfair competitive advantage.Chinese producers of stainless steel flanges receive improper government subsidies,such as tax rebate and discounted land and raw materials.All of these illegal actions cause material injury to the U.S. stainless steel flange industry.

Stainless Steel Flanges

Stainless Steel Flanges

Improper subsidies have enabled Chinese manufacturers to dump products into the at prices that are well below fair market value.The import data clearly demonstrate that the volume of Chinese stainless steel flanges sold in the U.S. has increased significantly this year,and that the foreign producers of these subsidized and dumped imports have taken sales directly from U.S. manufacturers.
The Coalition of American flange manufacturers is committed to standing up for American workers and supporting U.S. manufacturers.The Administration must take steps to preserve the U.S. manufacture of stainless steel flanges by combating the rising tide of unfairly traded imports into the United States from China and India.