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Northeast Ohio says anti-dumping duties will help here and abroad
Commerce says nin foreign countries are illegally dumping in U.S.
Story by TERRELL JOHNSON


 
Ohio manufacturers had hoped for a boom in the steel pipe business thanks to the boom in oil and gas drilling called fracking. But they say imports have dramatically cut in to their business.
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Local steel workers say a recent ruling by the U.S. Commerce Department on steel tube imports should help them. They also say the ruling could benefit countries worldwide.

The department is recommending higher import tariffs on nine foreign countries after complaints from steel companies in the U.S.

Andy Ramos is a pipe production worker and metals lab technician at U.S. Steel’s mill in Lorain. He says U.S. workers livelihoods are endangered because of what he calls illegal dumping.

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“If the field is made level and all things are equal, it comes down to better product. That would encourage other countries to invest in their (steel) mills and start making a better product. We just need the dollar amounts to be relatively equal so we can make steel and let the customers decide which product they want to purchase.”

Ramos says the subsidized product imported in to the U.S. is cheaper than steel mills can produce it. More than 100 U.S. steel workers in Lorain were laid off last year. 

The commerce department ruling includes South Korea, which exported more than $800 million in steel tube to the U.S. last year. 

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