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Cheap imports putting pressure on North American tubulars market

March 28, 2014 - 08:13 GMT Location: New York

KEYWORDS: Energex Tube , Welland

The North American energy tubular market is being pressured by a rise in cheap imports, leading to such events as the recent shuttering of Energex Tube’s mill in Welland, Ontario, a local union representative said.

"The difficulty we face is the influx of unfairly traded pipe into the North American market. Obviously that’s very concerning to us and our membership," Rick Alakas, president of Unifor Local 523, told Steel First sister publication AMM. A favourable ruling in July from the US Commerce Department in its final determinations on the oil...

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