Antidumping Order Completes Findings by U.S. to Include Duties for Subsidy Violations
The United Steelworkers (USW) applauded today’s 6-0 affirmative vote by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on a petition in the final antidumping portion of a case against imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from China.
USW President Leo W. Gerard said today’s vote successfully ends a year-long investigation and record of testimony by members of Congress. “We are pleased our government investigated the evidence of China’s trade violations and cited stiff penalties. China’s state-owned steel pipe exporters are predators seeking to steal American jobs and destroy our domestic industries in violation of their trade obligations.”
He notes: “When the anti-dumping duties are added to those already being collected since January for Chinese subsidized oil tubular goods, we will have at minimum – an effective 40 percent tariff rate. China’s cheating with subsidized and dumped imports are now going to be a bad deal. Consistent and swift U.S. trade law enforcement must be the standard with our trading partners if we are to retain good jobs and rebuild our economic manufacturing capacity.” Click here for more.