MEXICO CITY The Mexican
government has opened an anti-dumping investigation into
imports of seamless steel pipe from China.
The investigation was initiated
in September at the request of local tube maker Tenaris Tamsa,
according to a notice published in Mexicos official
The pipes subject to
investigation have a diameter of between 60.3 and 114.3
millimeters, according to the notice.
Tenaris Tamsa said the imports
had entered the Mexican market at an unfair price and have been
affecting the domestic pipe industry.
Between April 1, 2011, and March
31, 2012, imports of seamless pipes from China rose by 51
percent, the tube maker said. The period proposed for
investigation runs from January 2009 through March 2012.
The Unit of Foreign Trade
Practices will start the investigation and hold a public
hearing on Aug. 8, 2013, the Mexican Secretariat of Economy
A version of this article was
first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.