Congressman Tim Ryan Issues Statement on Commerce Department Decision on Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) Imports

Jul 14, 2014 Issues: Helping Working Families

Congressman Tim Ryan today issued the following statement in response to the Commerce Department decision on the dumping of imports in certain Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) into the United States:

“I am pleased by this significant ruling from the Department of Commerce that confirms what we have believed for some time—that a number of countries are dumping their products into the United States and taking good-paying jobs away from American workers, including those at Warren’s Energex Tube, TMK IPSCO, and Vallourec Star. As our domestic oil and gas industries flourish, we cannot allow the benefits gained to be undermined by unfair foreign competition.”

“Foreign nations should not be allowed to sell products in the United States at less than fair value. We have the most talented and highly productive workers in the world, and all they have ever asked for is a level-playing field. This decision takes us one step closer to making that happen. It is my hope that the International Trade Commission, which will make its decisions later this summer, will support American workers and ensure continued employment in these important industries."