The US Department of Commerce (DOC) will officially started anti-dumping duty investigation into oil country tubular goods (OCTG) imported from Vietnam.

Six members of the International Trade Council (ITC) on August 16 voted for the decision after considering complaints lodged by some US steel and steel pipe producers against Vietnam and eight other countries and territories on dumping OCTG.

Other defendants were the Republic of Korea, India, Turkey, Taiwan (China), Ukraine, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.

Following the ITC’s decision, the DOC is scheduled to announce the preliminary anti-dumping tax rate on September 13.

Last year, Vietnam exported 199,000 tonnes of OCTG to the US, earning a turnover of 189 million USD and accounting for 12 percent of the country's imports of the product.-VNA