Steel consumers doubt benefits of trade suit

Jul 10, 2013 | 02:08 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  OCTG, Lewis Leibowitz, trade cases, CITAC, Benteler Steel/Tube, Tenaris, Vallourec, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Questions should be asked whether anti-dumping and countervailing suits such as the one filed recently against producers of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) in nine countries actually present a net gain for the U.S. economy, according to counsel for a consumer advocacy group.

"If it’s like all the other (dumping) cases, and I have no reason to believe that it isn’t, it’s going to do more harm than good," Lewis Leibowitz, partner at law firm Hogan Lovells US LLP and counsel for the Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (Citac), told AMM. ....





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