Six U.S. pipe manufacturers commended the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for last week's decision to impose hefty countervailing duties (CVD) on Chinese exports of standard and structural steel pipe.
Last week's ITC decision marks the first
time that a CVD, or anti-subsidy order, has been imposed on a steel product
from China, and the first time that a CVD case on China has resulted in a CVD
since the Commerce Dept. (DOC) began to initiate CVD investigations of Chinese
imports in October 2006.
trade action was filed in June 2007 on parallel tracks before the ITC and the
DOC by the Ad Hoc Coalition for Fair Pipe Imports From China, along with the
United Steelworkers union. The Ad Hoc Coalition includes Allied Tube &
Conduit, IPSCO Tubulars, Northwest Pipe Co., Sharon Tube Co., Western Tube
& Conduit and Wheatland Tube.
more about thelandmark ITC decision here.