US Hits Chinese Drill Pipes With Anti-Dumping Duties

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 6:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has reportedly slapped Chinese drill pipes used for oil and gas exploration with preliminary anti-dumping duties ranging from 36.5 percent to 99.1 percent.

It is the largest U.S. trade action against China by volume of imports, according to a news report from Reuters.

Commerce will make the duties official in a statement Friday, a spokesman for the department said.

The decision comes two months after Commerce assessed preliminary countervailing duties of 10.7 percent to 30.7 percent on the pipes, which are...
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