Free market best for steel

I am writing in regards to the recent antidumping action taken by the administration on steel imports and the several editorials in OGJ on this subject (Mar. 18, 2002, p. 21, "A risky move with steel," and Mar. 25, 2002, p. 37,"New steel tariff could trigger like action on OCTG").I have been a metallurgical consultant to the oil and gas industry both domestically and internationally now for 30 years. In my role as a consultant, I specify OCTG and line pipe for oil and gas projects and recommend the steel mills with which the pipe orders should be placed.This requires mill visits around the world and working with third-party inspection during the production of these pip...

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