OCTG importer refutes argument vs. green tube

Apr 19, 2013 | 02:59 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  OCTG, Chinese green tube, finishing, Maverick Tube, Tenaris, Citra Tubindo, Bell Supply, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — An importer of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) that are heat-treated and finished in Indonesia from Chinese green tube is fighting U.S. producers’ efforts to maintain countervailing and anti-dumping duties on the product, arguing that the product doesn’t fall under the scope of the order.

Responding to a letter by Maverick Tube Corp., a unit of Luxembourg-based pipe and tube maker Tenaris SA, legal counsel for Gainesville, Texas-based Bell Supply Co. LLC refuted in an April 16 submission to the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration the producer’s claim that Chinese finishing operations in third-party countries are targeting the United States in such a way that "all....





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