Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Relief to Line Pipe Industry and Workers

Nov 6, 2015 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan announces that the U.S. International Trade Commissions (ITC) today made an affirmative determination in its final phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey. Welded line pipe is used to transport oil and natural gas from fields to larger pipelines for eventual use by refineries and utilities. Two companies in Ohio’s 13th Congressional District were included in the case, EnergeX, Division of JMC Steel Co (Warren and Niles) and TMK IPSCO (Brookfield).

“I am pleased that the ITC has come out on the side of American manufacturing. This decision makes it clear that Korea and Turkey are taking advantage of the American workforce and our manufacturing sector. We cannot allow other countries to rig the game and take good-paying jobs away from American workers, including those at Warren’s Energex and Brookfield’s TMK IPSCO. The ITC’s decision gives Ohio and our nation the level playing field it deserves and helps our state remain one of the top steel producers in the country,” said Congressman Ryan.

In November of 2014, Congressman Ryan submitted a request to the Preliminary Conference in the initial phase of the investigation. The letter can be viewed here.

In October 2015, Congressman Ryan submitted testimony at the Final Injury Hearing. His testimony can be viewed here.