ITC Greenlights Chinese Drill Pipe Duties

Law360, New York (February 7, 2011, 6:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission reached a split vote Monday that paves the way for anti-dumping duties of up to 430 percent and countervailing duties of 18 percent on imports of drill pipes and drill collars from China.

In a 3-3 decision, the ITC determined that the imports threaten the domestic industry with material injury, allowing the U.S. Department of Commerce to move forward with duties on steel and iron drill collars and heavyweight drill pipe used in drilling rigs, particularly in the oil and gas...
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