CBSA Assessing additional duties on certain Carbon Steel Line Pipe from Korea

Anti-dumping duties will now be assessed on certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe released from customs on or after January 5, 2018.

On January 4, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued a finding that the dumping of Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe from Korea has caused injury to the domestic industry.

This follows a CBSA Final Determination of Dumping from December 5th, 2017, which lists exporters provided with normal values and an anti-dumping duty rate of 88.1% of the export price for all other exporters of subject goods.

The finding describes the subject goods as carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from Korea, welded or seamless, having a nominal outside diameter from 2.375 inches (60.3 mm) up to and including 24 inches (610 mm) (with all dimensions being plus or minus allowable tolerances contained in the applicable standards), including line pipe meeting or supplied to meet any one or several of API 5L, CSA Z245.1, ISO 3183, ASTM A333, ASTM A106, ASTM A53-B or their equivalents, in all grades, whether or not meeting specifications for other end uses (e.g. single-, dual-, or multiple certified, for use in oil and gas or other applications), and regardless of end finish (plain ends, beveled ends, threaded ends, or threaded and coupled ends), surface finish (coated or uncoated), wall thickness, or length, excluding galvanized line pipe and excluding stainless steel line pipe (containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium), and excluding goods covered by the CITT’s finding in Inquiry No. NQ 2012-003.

For greater certainty, the product definition includes:

  1. unfinished line pipe (including pipe that may or may not already be tested, inspected, and/or certified to line pipe specifications) originating in the Republic of Korea and imported for use in the production or finishing of line pipe meeting final specifications, including outside diameter, grade, wall-thickness, length, end finish, or surface finish; and
  2. non-prime and secondary pipes (“limited service products”).

The goods in question are usually classified under HS numbers: 7304.19.00.10, 7304.19.00.20, 7305.11.00.10, 7305.11.00.20, 7305.12.00.10, 7305.12.00.30, 7305.19.00.10, 7305.19.00.20, 7306.19.00.10, 7306.19.00.90.

Note that this listing of HS codes is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

The full details of the CBSA Final Determination including the list of exporters provided with normal values are available on the CBSA website

The CITT Injury Finding including a full description of subject goods is found on CITT’S website.

Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.