Sens. Push For Tough Stance On Chinese Pipe Duties

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 7:24 PM EST) -- A bipartisan coalition of 12 U.S. senators on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Commerce to ensure that remedial duty orders on imports of steel tubing used in oil wells will apply to shipments that are built in China and then undergo finishing in other countries.

In a letter spearheaded by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, the lawmakers urged Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to uphold a preliminary scope ruling the department handed down in May. Under the ruling, pipe imports originating from China would not...
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