ITA favors US mills in ruling vs. China OCTG

Jun 05, 2013 | 12:19 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  OCTG, China OCTG, seamless OCTG, ITA, green tube, Citra Tubindo, Bell Supply, scope inquiry Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — U.S. oil country tubular goods mills have scored an initial win, with the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) preliminarily ruling in their favor on the scope of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on seamless product from China.

"We recommend preliminarily determining that seamless unfinished OCTG manufactured in the People’s Republic of China and finished in third countries is within the scope of the orders," international trade analysts Patrick Edwards and Nancy Decker wrote in the ruling, which was affirmed by ITA deputy assistant secretary for anti-dumping and countervailing duty operations Christian March. ....

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