Nov. 6, 2009: CONGRESSMAN RYAN MAKES STATEMENT ON COMMERCE DEPT. DECISION ON PIPE IMPORTS FROM CHINA
Commerce Dept. Announces Preliminary Duty Determination late Thursday, Rep. Ryan to testify at final hearing of the International Trade Commission in December
Washington, DC—Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) made the following statement today on the Commerce Department’s Thursday evening announcement of a preliminary antidumping duty (AD) determination for OCTG products from China.
“With yesterday’s decision, we are one step closer to telling China that it’s not acceptable to cut corners on our fair-trade laws. While this is only a preliminary determination, I applaud the Obama Administration for building momentum for the final decision in January. I look forward to testifying in December’s International Trade Commission hearing on behalf of the petitioners in this case, including V&M Star and Wheatland Tube, both located in my District.”
Congressman Ryan joined five other lawmakers in May 2009 to send a letter to Chairman Aranoff of the International Trade Commission to review the matter.