CBSA Re-investigation of normal values and export prices on Copper Pipe Fittings

On January 31, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the initiation of a re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices respecting certain copper pipe fittings originating or exported from the United States, Korea and China.

The subject goods are described as “Solder joint pressure pipe fittings and solder joint drainage, waste and vent pipe fittings, made of cast copper alloy, wrought copper alloy or wrought copper, for use in heating, plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration applications, originating in/or exported from the United States, Korea and China.” A list of the specific copper pipe fittings that are subject goods is available at CBSA’s website.

Exclusions to the finding include: 4 cast drainage lead 8 oz. closet flange; 4 cast drainage 14 oz. lead closet flange; and Copper-iron high-pressure alloy fittings manufactured with UNS C19400 grade copper alloy and with safe working pressure up to 1,740 psi.

These goods are usually classified under HS 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. These HS codes are listed for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Exporters wishing to participate in this re-investigation are required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s Request for Information (RFI) by March 11, 2019.

The CBSA is contacting all known and potential exporters. Any importers or exporters who have not received a letter from the CBSA with the accompanying RFIs, and who wish to participate should contact one of the officers identified below. It is also suggested that importers contact their exporters to ensure they have received the exporter RFI and if they intend to cooperate with the CBSA in this re-investigation.

Responses to the Importer RFI are due by February 21, 2019. Importers are cautioned that new normal values, when issued, may be higher than those currently in effect and that this could result in additional assessments of anti-dumping duty.

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:
SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit
Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate
Canada Border Services Agency
100 Metcalfe Street, 11th floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0L8

Officers’ names and contact information are:

Nalong Manivong: 613-954-7268

Paul Batcup: 613-946-4857



Additional information and a link to a re-investigation schedule is available in the CBSA Notice of Re-investigation.

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