AISI Commends Bi-Partisan House Letter to Secretary Pritzker on OCTG

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For Immediate Release
June 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), today hailed a bipartisan letter, signed by over 150 members of the House of Representatives and sent today to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, expressing concern over the preliminary findings in the antidumping investigations on Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) imports from Korea and eight other countries. The letter was led by Congressional Steel Caucus Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Vice-Chair Pete Visclosky (D-IN).

"We thank Congressmen Murphy and Visclosky, and all of the signatories, for their efforts on behalf of the U.S. steel industry and echo their concern with the Department of Commerce’s preliminary determinations in the OCTG case," said Gibson. “Steel and other manufacturers continue to face significant competitive challenges from the trade-distorting policies and practices of foreign governments, including subsidies and dumping. These unfair trade practices have led to surges in imports that take market share from domestic producers and have forced job layoffs. We ask that action be taken to the fullest extent of the law against these unfair trade practices and we commend the bipartisan group of Congressmen for aggressively making that point to the Administration."

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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