The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) on February 12, 2021, gave notice that it has initiated an interim review of its finding made on October 20, 2016, in Inquiry No. NQ-2016-001, concerning the dumping of certain welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from China and Japan and the subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods originating in or exported from China.
An Interim review is a review of a finding of injury, in whole or in part, at any time between the making of the finding and its expiry. At the conclusion of an interim review, the Tribunal may continue the finding or rescind it, or any aspect of it.
The CITT can initiate an interim review on its own, or at the request of an interested party. Parties might request an interim review to exclude particular goods that they want to import because they are not available in Canada or if they believe that duties are no longer needed because Canadian producers have gone out of business.
On November 25, 2020, the CITT received a request from Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. for an interim review of the finding made in Inquiry No. NQ-2016-001 to exclude the following product:
Pipes 24, 30 and 42 inches OD x 1 ¼ or 1 ½ inch Wall Thickness – API 5L Grade X52/X60/X65 Seamless or DSAW (Various Lengths).
The CITT determined, after examination of the request, that the interim review requested by Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd, was warranted.
Each person or government wishing to participate in the interim review as a party must file a Form I – Notice of Participation with the Tribunal on or before February 25, 2021. The form I can be found on the Tribunal’s website.
The Tribunal will conduct the interim review by way of written submissions. Interested parties must file written submissions with the CITT no later than noon on March 19, 2021.
Written submissions, correspondence and requests for information regarding this notice should be addressed to:
Deputy Registrar, Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal,
At the end of these proceedings, the CITT will issue a decision supported by a summary of the case, a summary of the arguments and an analysis of the case. The decision will be posted on its Web site and distributed to the parties and interested persons, as well as to organizations and persons that have registered to receive decisions of the CITT.
Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.