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Usw Joins Petition for Duties on Welded API Line Pipe Imports

PITTSBURGH, PA -- The following information was released by the United Steelworkers (USW):

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has joined a petition calling on the U.S. Commerce Department (DOC) and International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on welded API line pipe imports from South Korea and Turkey.

The union, along with steelmakers American Cast Iron Pipe Co., Energex, Maverick Tube Corp., Northwest Pipe Co., Stupp Corp., Tex-Tube Co., TMK IPSCO and Welspun Tubular LLC USA, is calling for duties on carbon and alloy welded API line pipe up to 24 inches in diameter, a product often used in oil and natural gas pipelines. Imports of such products from the two countries were valued at $708 million in 2012 and $601 million in 2013. …

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