On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a preliminary anti-subsidy ruling on Stainless Steel Flanges imported from China and India. The U.S. Department of Commerce is expected to make anti-subsidy final ruling on April 3, 2018 and May 29, 2018 respectively.
On September 6, 2017, at the request of the Coalition of American Flange Producers and its affiliates Core Pipe Products, Inc. and Maass Flange Corporation on August 16, 2017’ s application submitted, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced officially launched on stainless steel flange anti-dumping and countervailing investigations, which imports from China and India.
On September 29, 2017, the US International Trade Commission (USITC) issued a public announcement that Anti-dumping and anti-subsidy industrial damages on imports of stainless steel flanges from China and India making a preliminary ruling. According to the statistics of the United States, in 2016, the U.S. imports to China and India amounted to about 16.3 million U.S. dollars and 32.1 million U.S. dollars respectively.