Anti-Dumping Alert: Carbon Steel Welded Pipe 3: Dumping (Pakistan, Philippines, Turkey, and Vietnam)

Carbon Steel Welded Pipe 3: Dumping (Pakistan, Philippines, Turkey, and Vietnam)

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CBSA:

On October 18, 2018, the CBSA made a preliminary determination of dumping with respect of certain carbon steel welded pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam.

The goods in question are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

  • 7306.30.00.10
  • 7306.30.00.20
  • 7306.30.00.30

Provisional duties will now be payable on the subject goods that are released from customs on or after October 18, 2018.

CITT:

The CITT determined that there is evidence that discloses a reasonable indication that the dumping of the above-mentioned goods has caused or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

The CBSA Investigation:

On July 20, 2018, the CBSA initiated an investigation respecting the alleged dumping of certain carbon steel welded pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam.  The investigation follows a complaint filed by Novamerican Steel Inc.

The goods in question are normally classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

  • 7306.30.00.10;
  • 7306.30.00.20; and
  • 7306.30.00.30.

The subject goods are defined in the Complaint as:

Carbon steel welded pipe, commonly identified as standard pipe, in the normal size range from ½ inch up to and including 6 inches (12.7mm to 168.3mm in outside diameter) inclusive, in various forms and finishes usually supplied to meet ASTM A53, ASTM A135, ASTM A252, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, ASTM F1083 or Commercial Quality, or AWWA C200-97 or equivalent specifications, including water well casing, piling pipe, sprinkler pipe and fencing pipe, but excluding oil and gas line pipe made to API specifications exclusively, originating in or exported from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Turkey and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

For the full list of documents filed with the CBSA so far, click here.

The Investigation Schedule:

July 20, 2018 Initiation of the CBSA’s dumping investigation
August 3, 2018 Statement of Reasons issued regarding the initiation of the investigations
August 11, 2018 Importer responses to CBSA’s Request for Information due
August 28, 2018 Exporter responses to CBSA’s Request for Information due
October 18, 2018 Preliminary Determinations or termination of the CBSA’s dumping investigation
November 2, 2018 Statement of Reasons issued (Preliminary Determinations or termination)

In the event of preliminary determinations of dumping:

October 18, 2018 Exporter and Importer ruling letters available
November 26, 2018, at noon Closing of the Record date
December 3, 2018, by noon Case Arguments due from all parties
December 10, 2018, by noon Reply Submissions due from all parties in respect of Case Arguments
January 16, 2019 Final Determinations or termination of the CBSA’s dumping and subsidy investigations
January 2, 2019 Exporter and Importer ruling letters available
January 31, 2019 Statement of Reasons issued (Final Determinations or termination)

 

The CITT: Preliminary Injury Inquiry PI-2018-004

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) gave notice on July 23, 2018, that it has initiated a preliminary injury inquiry to determine whether the evidence discloses a reasonable indication that the alleged injurious dumping of carbon steel welded pipe commonly identified as standard pipe, in the nominal size range from ½ inch up to and including 6 inches (12.7 mm to 168.3 mm in outside diameter) inclusive, in various forms and finishes, usually supplied to meet ASTM A53, ASTM A135, ASTM A252, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, ASTM F1083 or Commercial Quality, or AWWA C200-97 or equivalent specifications, including water well casing, piling pipe, sprinkler pipe and fencing pipe, but excluding oil and gas line pipe made to API specifications exclusively, originating in or exported from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Turkey and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury, as these words are defined in SIMA.

Preliminary Inquiry Schedule:

  • July 23, 2018 – Notice of commencement of preliminary injury inquiry
  • August 2, 2018 – Notices of participation and representation, declarations and undertakings
  • August 7, 2018 – Distribution of documents received from the CBSA
  • August 17, 2018, by noon – Submissions by parties opposed to the complaint
  • August 24, 2018, by noon – Replies from the complainant and parties in support of the complaint
  • September 18, 2018 – Determination
  • October 3, 2018 – Reasons for determination

Stay Tuned…

We will be providing updates on this blog on both the CBSA and CITT cases as they become available.

John Reiterowski, DS Lawyers Canada, LLP

jreiterowski@dsavocats.ca

DS Customs & Trade team located in Paris, Brussels, Montreal, Toronto, Lima, Singapore, Vietnam, Beijing, Guangzhou, Dakar and Cotonou is at your disposal to provide you with additional information.

CONTACT US:

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