CBSA concludes normal value and export price re-investigation on copper pipe fittings

On Friday June 28, 2019 the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) concluded its re-investigation of normal values and export prices for certain copper pipe fittings originating or exported from the United States, Korea and China.

The re-investigation has resulted in the addition of an exporter in China being provided with normal values (Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd) as well as the revision to the subsidy rate for an existing exporter with normal values (Zhuji City Howhi Air Condioners Made Co., Ltd).

The goods subject and their tariff classification numbers are contained in Appendix 1 of the Notice of Conclusion.

The Normal values and amounts of subsidy will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after June 28, 2019. All normal values and amounts of subsidy previously in place expire on this date.

The exporters that have received specific normal values effective June 28, 2019 are:

Exporter Country
Elkhart Products Corporation United States
Mueller Industries Inc. United States
Nibco Inc. United States
Jungwoo Metal Ind. Co., Ltd. South Korea
Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd. China
Zhuji City Howhi Air Conditioners Made Co., Ltd. China

For all other exporters of subject goods from the United States, South Korea and China, normal values will be determined by ministerial specification. The normal values for future shipments determined by ministerial specification are calculated by advancing the export price of the goods by 242%, pursuant to section 29 of SIMA.

Amount of subsidy for co-operative exporters effective June 28, 2019:

Exporter Amount of Subsidy RMB / KG
Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd. 2.30
Zhuji City Howhi Air Conditioners Made Co., Ltd. 0.18

For all other exporters of subject goods from China, the amount of subsidy will be determined in accordance with a ministerial specification, and is equal to 17.73 Chinese Renminbi per kilogram.

Importers are reminded that it is their responsibility to calculate and declare their anti-dumping and countervailing duty liability. In order to determine their anti-dumping and countervailing duty liability, importers should contact their suppliers who can provide information on normal values and amounts of subsidy. Under limited circumstances, the CBSA may make this information available to importers. Please refer to Memorandum D14-1-2 for more information.

The CBSA Notice of Conclusion of Re-investigation containing additional details can be found on CBSA’s website.

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