Dumping of large steel line pipe from China and Japan injures Canadian industry

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal found a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China and Japan have caused injury or are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

In March the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of the goods in question, following a a complaint filed by manufacturers in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Now that the Tribunal ruled on the question of injury, the CBSA will investigate to confirm that the imports are indeed being dumped and/or subsidized, and will make a preliminary determination by June 22, 2016.

Provisional anti-dumping and countervailing duties could soon be applicable to imports of the goods under investigation. In such a case the preliminary decisions of the Tribunal and the CBSA will have to be confirmed by final decisions.

Link: Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2015-003

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