It was published on September 14 in the Official Gazette Circular SECEX no. 58, issued by the Secretariat of Foreign Trade, initiating an anti-dumping investigation in Brazil on the imports of carbon steel pipes, unalloyed, seamless, of circular section, with external diameter not greater than 374 mm, from China.

The product under investigation is commonly classified under positions 7304.31.10, 7304.31.90, 7304.39.10, 7304.39.20 and 7304.39.90 of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM).

The investigation was requested by Vallourec Tubos do Brasil S.A., representing the domestic industry.

The period considered for the analysis of dumping is from April 2014 to march 2015 and the period considered for the analysis of injury is from April 2010 to March 2015.

The argued dumping margin is 105,6% for China.

The interested parties (producers/exporters from the investigated country, as well as the Brazilian importers) will receive Questionnaires in the next days, to be responded and returned to the investigating authorities within 40 days.

The cooperation allows an exporter to have control over the outcome of the investigation and to ensure that any duties imposed are based on accurate data. Moreover, the cooperating exporters may be subject to individual dumping margins, which tend to be lower than the "all others" margin. In this context, we strongly advise exporters from the investigated country to participate in this investigation.

It is very important to exporters from the investigated country to provide detailed responses to the questionnaires on the due date, in order to allow the authorities to apply lower anti-dumping duties to the exports from the investigated origins to Brazil, or no anti-dumping duty at all.

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