NEW YORK The
Commerce Departments Import Trade Administration (ITA)
has named Turkish oil country tubular goods (OCTG) producer
Yücel Boru Ithalat-Ihracat ve Pazarlama AS a mandatory
respondent in the anti-dumping case against the country.
Maverick Tube Corp. had asked the department to select another
respondent as the departments previous two choices,
Borusan Istikbal Ticaret TAS and Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi
ve Ticaret AS, are affiliated. The ITA typically chooses two
mandatory respondents for each country.
"In light of this
affiliation, the department should treat the two respondents as
a single entity and select an additional respondent," attorneys
from Washington law firm Wiley Rein LLP wrote in a filing on
behalf of the Chesterfield, Mo.-based company. They also argued
that Istikbal should not be a mandatory respondent because it
is a trading entity of Borusan and not an OCTG producer,
according to the filing.
Yücel has also been chosen as a mandatory respondent in
the countervailing case against Turkey on OCTG, according to