OCTG trade case troubles New Orleans port

Aug 12, 2013 | 02:38 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Port of New Orleans, steel imports, Gary LaGrange, OCTG, dumping, subsidy, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — The top executive at the Port of New Orleans has expressed concern over the possible impact on port operations of a dumping and subsidy trade complaint against oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from nine countries.

"We would like to separate the Port of New Orleans from the manifold technicalities of this issue and simply express the importance of imported steel to our continued growth and success, as well as the further implications for jobs and the economy the investigation has the potential of bringing forth," president and chief executive officer Gary P. LaGrange wrote in a letter....

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