WASHINGTON -- There is "no better poster child" for the havoc China's trade policies and market distortions have caused than the pipe and tube industry, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Tuesday.

Brown, D-Ohio, testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Brown, and called on the panel to support enforcement of trade rules on imports of certain seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe from China. U.S. imports of Chinese seamless tubes and pipes increased from 156,000 tons in 2006 to more than 366,000 tons in 2008, taking more than 34% of the U.S. market that year, Brown said.

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