October 17, 2016

Congressional Steel Caucus Calls For Full Application Of U.S. Trade Laws In Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe Case

According to Politico’s “Morning Trade,” Congressional Steel Caucus Chairman Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Vice Chairman Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-IN) sent a letter last week to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) asking it “to take advantage of recently enacted enforcement laws when investigating a steel case against” Oman, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. 

Earlier this year, the U.S. Commerce Department made a preliminary determination that called for anti-dumping duties on imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from these countries. 

Reps. Murphy and Visclosky said, “We are acutely aware of the real-world impacts of illegal imports on American steelworkers and steel producers” and argued, “American steel producers and workers just want to compete on a level playing field, and we owe them the opportunity to do so.” Click here to read the full letter. 

The ITC’s final decision in this matter could come as early as this week.