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Four major U.S. steelmakers, including leading producer USX Corp., filed a dumping complaint Friday against imports of cold-rolled steel from Japan and other countries despite the U.S. government’s dismissal of a similar petition last year.

Dumped and heavily subsidized imports of cold-rolled steel products “have had a disastrous effect on prices, resulting in enormous financial losses, significant production cutbacks and the elimination of thousands of American steelworkers’ jobs,” USX, Bethlehem Steel Corp., LTV Steel Co. and National Steel Corp. said in a statement.

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