Congressman Tim Ryan Applauds Final Ruling in Favor of Vallourec to End Unfair Trade Practices that Hurt Northeast Ohio Workers
Youngtown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today applauded the United States International Trade Commission (USITC)’s affirmative ruling for Vallourec’s antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVC) petitions. This is the final action in the investigation and ensures Vallourec and its employees will receive the intended relief from the impacts of unfairly dumped and subsidized imports of seamless pipe from Czechia, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine.
“Unfortunately, unfair trade practices have hurt communities in Northeast Ohio and across the United States for decades; just this year, 59 of our local jobs were permanently cut from the Vallourec facility in Youngstown. As a country, we must stand up and speak out against these practices. We must enact policies that favor the American worker," said Congressman Tim Ryan. "Today’s USITC ruling levels the playing field for domestic industry leaders like Vallourec and ensures our economy will be competitive now and into the future. I will continue to fight on behalf of our workers any time, any place.”
In March of 2021, Ryan testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for this investigation, calling on the Commission to ensure U.S. trade remedy laws are enforced and relief is given due to the harmful impacts of unfairly dumped and subsidized imports of seamless pipe from Czechia, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine. Read more about Ryan’s testimony here.
In July of 2020, Ryan wrote a letter of support to USITC Chairman Jason Kearns on behalf of Vallourec’s petitions. Read full letter here.
Vallourec Star, LP is a global leader in the production of energy tubular products and the largest producer of such products in the United States. Their seamless steel tubular products are primarily used in the energy sector to extract and transport oil and gas throughout the United States. Over the past few years, imports of these products have increased from Czechia, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine.
The company has three facilities in the U.S. including its largest facility in Youngstown, Ohio.