NEW YORK The United
States move to crack down on green tube manufactured in
China but processed in third countries is a good first step,
according to two Ohio senators, applauding a preliminary ruling
by the Commerce Departments International Trade
"The ... ruling defends
companies like U.S. Steel (Corp.) who work hard and play by the
rules. Import duties ensure others do the same, so we can
continue to build things and create jobs in Ohio and the United
States," Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said in a statement.
"This preliminary ruling to
crack down on foreign companies who attempt to circumvent the
laws on the books and in turn put Ohios businesses and
workers at risk is a step in the right direction," Sen. Rob
Portman (R., Ohio) added.
The ITA earlier this week issued
a preliminary determination that seamless unfinished oil
country tubular goods manufactured in China and finished in
third countires is within the scope of U.S. anti-dumping and
countervailing duty orders (
amm.com, June 5). The ruling applies only to
certain grades and value-added processes.
Comments on the preliminary
decision are due June 24, with rebuttal comments due July 5,
AMM has been told. A final decision is expected by
Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel did
not return a request for comment.