Commerce corrects math, hikes anti-dumping margins

Dec 30, 2009 | 01:24 PM | Corinna Petry

The U.S. Commerce Department made "certain significant ministerial errors" in its preliminary anti-dumping determination on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from China, according to a Federal Register notice.

Commerce corrected its errors and re-calculated the dumping margins for a mandatory respondent and for exporters eligible for a separate rate, resulting in substantially higher margins for many Chinese exporters.

Maverick Tube Corp. and U.S. Steel Corp., two of the domestic petitioners in the OCTG trade case, pointed out the errors to Commerce in November, the Federal Register notice said. "The department has reviewed its preliminary calculations and agrees that the errors which the parties alleged are significant ministerial errors."....

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