Imports of the pipes from India have increased at an "unbelievable rate" over the past three years at prices well below U.S. market prices, Synalloy said on Wednesday.
Synalloy's unit Bristol Metals LLC, along with Felker Brothers Corp, Outokumpu Stainless Pipe Inc and Marcegaglia USA, has petitioned the Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to take action.
ITC is required to make a preliminary ruling on the companies' petition within 45 days.
The Commerce Department will likely issue preliminary duty rulings in early 2016, with final rulings by both agencies due by late 2016, the company said.
A group of U.S. steel pipe producers had sought duties in July on imports of a certain type of welded carbon steel pipes from South Korea, Mexico and Turkey.
On Sept. 3, U.S. officials said they found reasonable evidence U.S. producers of steel pipes and tubes are injured by these imports, taking the complaint a step closer to import duties.
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