Following Congressman Ryan’s Testimony, Vallourec Wins Critical International Trade Commission Verdict in Support of Its Workers
Washington, DC – Following Congressman Tim Ryan’s (OH-13) testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), Vallourec wins critical verdict in its final phase antidumping duty investigation concerning Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Czechia. The U.S. Department of Commerce will put final duties in place.
“This is great news for Vallourec and our entire region,” said Ryan. “As our country begins to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, it is more important than ever to ensure that we continue to protect American jobs and industry. It is critical that we keep fighting to make sure our workers have the tools and resources they need to challenge these unfair trade practices and assist regain their footing so they can fairly compete now and in the future. I will continue to stand up for Ohio workers.”
In March of 2021, Ryan testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), calling on the Commission to rule in favor of Vallourec workers, see testimony here. In July of 2020, Ryan wrote a letter of support to USITC Chairman Jason Kearns on behalf of Vallourec’s petitions, see letter here.
Vallourec employs 500 workers with good wage jobs and invested over $1B, between the years 2012 and 2020, to build a state-of-the-art facility making seamless standard, line and pressure pipe products. Vallourec’s plant is revered as the best seamless plant in the world. The USITC is expected to issue final determinations on the remaining countries (Korea, Russian, and Ukraine) later this year.
See full statement from the USITC here.