TRUSTED LEGAL COUNSEL FOR IMPORTERS & EXPORTERS SINCE 1974

Founded in 1974, Givens & Johnston PLLC is a law firm located in Houston, Texas, whose practice focuses on Customs and International Trade Law. Our attorneys represent importers and exporters in coping with U.S. regulation of their movements of merchandise into or out of the United States.

Givens & Johnston Secures Favorable Preliminary Scope Ruling Regarding Pipe Spools

Givens & Johnston recently secured a scope ruling excluding certain pipe spools manufactured in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from Chinese anti-dumping duties (ADD) and countervailing duties (CVD). The exclusion covers pipe spools fabricated from non-Chinese originating pipe and pipe fittings (e.g. Japanese, Korean, U.S., etc.).  In 2016, the ITA and Customs determined that all pipe spools fabricated in PRC were within the scope of the ADD & CVD orders applicable to Chinese pipe and pipe fittings as part of the ITA’s Westlake scope ruling decision. More information, including a link to scope ruling request, can be found here.

This ruling is crucial to our client who fabricates goods in the PRC from non-Chinese originating components and to any importers interested in importing pipe spools that are not subject to Chinese ADD & CVD. If you have any questions regarding how this ruling may affect you or your business, please give us a call.

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