A closer look at the OCTG trade petition

Jul 03, 2013 | 06:22 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  OCTG, oil country tubular goods, anti-dumping, Philippines, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Korea, China Turkey

NEW YORK — The Philippines and Thailand have been included in a recent anti-dumping and countervailing petition filed against nine nations that produce oil country tubular goods (OCTG) because Chinese tube makers that were barred from supplying the domestic market by anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed in 2009 have set up shop in the two countries, the filing alleges.

"The likely source of most, if not all, of that material (OCTG imports from the Philippines to the United States) is an operation that was set up in the Philippines by a Chinese producer of OCTG (HLD Clark Steel Pipe Co. Inc, a subsidiary of China-based Huludao City Steel Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd.) whose access to the U.S. market was restricted by the 2009 anti-dumping and countervailing cases against Chinese OCTG," attorneys wrote in a filing on behalf of domestic producers.....

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