Order Completes Findings by U.S. Investigation that Include Dumping, Subsidy Violations
The United Steelworkers (USW) applauded today’s 6-0 affirmative vote by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on a joint petition with U.S. pipe makers against China imports of seamless carbon and alloy steel line and pressure pipe.
“This is the sixth successful trade case against China imported pipe products we’ve participated since June 2007,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. “All affirm the predatory practices of dumping and subsidy that steal good American jobs.”
Gerard adds that while the number of domestic production workers making seamless pipe are relatively small, more than half of the 500 employed in making this specialized pipe have lost their jobs since 2008. Seamless carbon steel pipe can range up to 16-inches in diameter and is mostly used in petro-chemical processing and refining applications ... more