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Interpipe wins OCTG case extension

Mar 03, 2014 | 01:11 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Interpipe Group, oil country tubular goods, OCTG, anti-dumping, suspension agreement, Commerce Department, Ukraine, civil unrest Hogan Lovells

HOUSTON — Ukrainian oil country tubular goods (OCTG) producer Interpipe Group has been granted an extension to submit a proposed suspension agreement in an ongoing anti-dumping case due to civil unrest in the country.

"In light of the uncertainty surrounding these developments in Ukraine, a possible suspension agreement is now under consideration, but a short additional period of time is needed to communicate with our client and others regarding the possible options," lawyers from Washington-based Hogan Lovells US LLP, acting on behalf of the company, wrote in a Feb. 28 letter to the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA).

The letter noted that "the extraordinary civil situation in Ukraine and related developments have affected Interpipe and its employees."

The ITA granted an extension to March 10 from March 3.

Interpipe was preliminarily assessed a 5.31-percent anti-dumping duty in the case (, Feb. 18). Proposals for suspension agreements are typically due 15 days after a preliminary decision by the ITA.

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