Chinese Pipe Duty Decision Adds To Trade Tensions

Law360, New York (January 4, 2010, 5:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to impose countervailing duties on steel pipe from China, one of the largest U.S. trade cases in history affecting $2.8 billion in imports, has added to U.S.-China trade tensions that have been simmering in the wake of several other trade actions in recent months.

The ITC's six commissioners — three Democrats and three Republicans — unanimously determined on Dec. 30 that the U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with injury by imports of “oil country tubular goods” imported from...
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