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Yücel to respond for Turkey in OCTG case

Oct 21, 2013 | 04:09 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Turkey, OCTG, Yücel, Commerce Department, Borusan, oil country tubular goods


NEW YORK — The Commerce Department’s Import Trade Administration (ITA) has named Turkish oil country tubular goods (OCTG) producer Yücel Boru Ithalat-Ihracat ve Pazarlama AS a mandatory respondent in the anti-dumping case against the country.

Domestic petitioner Maverick Tube Corp. had asked the department to select another respondent as the department’s previous two choices, Borusan Istikbal Ticaret TAS and Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, are affiliated. The ITA typically chooses two mandatory respondents for each country.

"In light of this affiliation, the department should treat the two respondents as a single entity and select an additional respondent," attorneys from Washington law firm Wiley Rein LLP wrote in a filing on behalf of the Chesterfield, Mo.-based company. They also argued that Istikbal should not be a mandatory respondent because it is a trading entity of Borusan and not an OCTG producer, according to the filing.

Yücel has also been chosen as a mandatory respondent in the countervailing case against Turkey on OCTG, according to market sources.




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