Senators urge Commerce to deter dumping

May 13, 2014 | 05:37 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  steel, imports, dumping, unfair trade, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Sen. Jeff Sessions, U.S. Department of Commerce, DOC OCTG trade case

CHICAGO — Two U.S. senators and a trade group lashed out at "unfairly" traded steel imports, particularly a surge in imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from South Korea.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) accused the U.S. Commerce Department of erring in its preliminary ruling in a recent OCTG trade petition due to having "incomplete" information.

"I’m urging the Department of Commerce to make sure their final ruling accurately reflects the dumping of OCTG by South Korea and other nations in our market," Brown said. He said his office would be releasing a letter later this week signed by "dozens" of his colleagues and urging Commerce to act.....

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