On December 8, 2017, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an expiry review of its finding made on December 11, 2012, concerning the dumping of certain carbon steel welded pipe originating in or exported from Taiwan, India, Oman, Korea, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the subsidizing of certain carbon steel welded pipe originating in or exported from India.
As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) to determine whether the expiry of the finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidizing of the subject goods.
The CBSA will make a determination no later than May 7, 2018, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by May 22, 2018.
The subject goods are defined as 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.
The CSWP described above are normally imported under the following HS classification numbers: 7306.30.00.10, 7306.30.00.20, and 7306.30.00.30. These HS codes are provided for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.
As part of its expiry review investigation, the CBSA forwarded questionnaires to the Canadian producers, importers, exporters and to the Government of India. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters who have not received a letter from the CBSA who wish to provide a response to the questionnaire are advised to contact the officers identified in the notice. Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA’s office in Ottawa by January 16, 2018.
A detailed Expiry Review Schedule for the investigation is available on the CBSA website.
The complete Notice of Initiation of the Expiry Review Investigation is found on the CSCB Website.
Additional information including the expiry review schedule is contained in the Notice of Expiry Review posted on the CITT website.
Importers of CSWP 2 should also review the Order and Reasons and an additional CITT Finding concerning certain CSWP from specific exporters in Taiwan on the CITT What’s New Website.