NEW YORK The
Commerce Departments International Trade Association
(ITA) has chosen Borusan Istikbal Ticaret TAS and Borusan
Mannesmann Boru Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS, both subsidiaries of
Borusan Group, as the two respondents for Turkey in an
anti-dumping and countervailing case against oil country
tubular goods (OCTG) from nine countries.
Due to a lack of
resources, the ITA typically chooses two respondents deemed to
be the largest producers and exporters of a product instead of
analyzing all producers in a country to be investigated,
according to the filing and market sources.
Responses from the two
Turkish producers to a questionnaire sent out by the ITA are
due in mid- to late-September.
Turkish companies have
argued that Istanbul-based Borusans plan to build an OCTG
mill in Baytown, Texas (
amm.com, Feb. 6), will effectively remove 85
percent of Turkish OCTG shipments to the United States,
negating any future Turkish threat to the domestic industry (
amm.com, July 30).
told AMM that HLD Clark Steel Pipe Co. and Toyota
Tsusho Corp. have been chosen as respondents for the
Philippines and Chung Hung Steel Corp. and Tension Steel
Industries Co. Ltd. as respondents for Taiwan, although
official documents have not yet been released.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently
decided there is a reasonable indication that OCTG imports are
injuring the domestic industry. Commerce is set to make
preliminary decisions in a countervailing case against India
and Turkey by Sept. 25 and the anti-dumping case against India,
the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand,
Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam by Dec. 9 (
amm.com, Aug. 16).