The U.S. commerce department ruled in August that the company had a dumping rate of 7.64 percent, which was subsequently lowered to 2.66 percent, the Shanghai-based steelmaker said on March 2. Baosteel presented evidence to refute the ruling and was exonerated, it said.
The U.S. is the world’s largest oil pipe market, according to Baoshan. The U.S. market for drill pipes, which are high-end oil pipe products, was controlled by U.S., European and Japanese manufacturers until Baoshan became the first Chinese steelmaker to export pipes to the U.S. in 1997, Baoshan said.
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