The FCO has received complaints from local companies and associations about the import of steel OCTG pipes from Argentina, Mexico, Russia and South Korea. According to American enterprises, pipes from these four countries are being sold at a lower cost, which is detrimental to the US economy.
Now the Commission, having collected a sufficient number of materials from the applicants, has begun an investigation into the supply of pipes for the oil and gas industry by posting a notice in the federal register of the US government.
As a result of the investigation, the commission will determine whether there is reason to believe that the US industry is damaged due to allegedly cheap imports, and whether this threat may appear in the future.
All parties interested in the investigation are invited to submit their arguments by November 15.
It is reported that an investigation has begun on complaints from American companies Borusan Mannesmann Pipe, PTC Liberty Tubulars, U.S. Steel Tubular Products and United Steelworkers (USW).