The U.S initially imposed anti-dumping duties on Chinese OCTG in 2010, after finding that the products were being sold in the U.S. at unfairly low prices and were harming the U.S industry, according to the U.S Dept of Commerce. The U.S has also imposed countervailling duties on OCTG imports from China.
Shen Danyang, spokesman for China's Ministry of Commerce, said in Dec 2013 in a statement that China has requested consulations with the U.S. regarding 13 anti-dumping duty orders imposed against Chinese imports, including imports of Oil Country Tubular Goods .
China pointed to a few potential issues with the methods the U.S. used in its anti-dumping investigations, saying they appear to be inconsistent with WTO rules. Shen Danyang said those errors led the U.S. to incorrectly find that Chinese products were being sold in the U.S. at less than fair value and inflated duty rates.
He added that the U.S. duties affect some 8.4 billion Us dollars worth of Chinese exports and that the affected industries in China had been harmed as a result of the U.S. trade measures. Aside from Oil Country Tubular Goods, the spokesman didn't specify which other products the U.S duty orders affect.
However, a spokesman for the U.S Trade Representative's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on China's WTO filling.
Note: OCTG-refers to family of steel tubes and casings which are used for exploration and production of oil and gas. OCTG includes drill pipe, casing and tubing subjected to loading conditions as per their exact applications. )