Gov. Ted Strickland came to Washington today to tell the U.S. International Trade Commission that it is time to impose penalties on Chinese companies allegedly dumping too-cheap steel tubing into American markets.
Earlier this year, steel meels in Lorain and Youngstown and Warren were forced to lay off workers after "massive" imports of steel tubing used in oil and gas production (known as oil country tubular goods), Strickland charged. "Ohio is fortunate to be the beneficiary of new shale gas discoveries. Yet, most of the OCTG being used for drilling in Ohio comes from China, not from our own state's producers," the governor added.
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