Government of Canada Initiates Investigation concerning Copper Pipe fittings from Vietnam

On October 27, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The investigation follows a complaint filed by Cello Products Inc.

The goods in question are usually classified under Harmonized System classification numbers 7412.10.00.11, 7412.10.00.19, 7412.10.00.90, 7412.20.00.11, 7412.20.00.12, 7412.20.00.19, 7412.20.00.90.

Please note that these classification numbers are provided for ease of reference only. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods

Subsequently, on October 30, 2017 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it has initiated an inquiry to determine if the alleged dumping and subsidizing the above copper pipe fittings being investigated by CBSA, have caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian manufacturers.

Parties wishing to participate in the preliminary injury inquiry must file a notice of participation with the Tribunal on or before November 10, 2017.

Written submissions and requests for information should be sent to:

The Registrar, Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal
15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7

Telephone: 613-993-3595
Fax: 613-990-2439

Additional information on the CITT Injury inquiry including the inquiry schedule is found in the Preliminary Injury Inquiry.

Any questions concerning the initial CBSA investigation should be directed to the CBSA at:

Nalong Manivong: 613-954-7268
Ben Bigio: 613-952-8665

Information on the dumping and subsidizing investigation can be found in the CBSA Notice of Initiation of Investigations.