Government of Canada initiates SIMA Inquiry on oil country tubular goods from Austria (OCTG 4)

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on July 7, 2021, that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain Oil country tubular goods originating in or exported from Austria.

The investigation follows a complaint filed by Algoma Tubes Inc. (Sault‑Ste. Marie, Ontario), Prudential Steel ULC (Calgary, Alberta), Tenaris Global Services (Canada) Inc. (Calgary, Alberta) and Hydril Canadian Company LP (Nisku, Alberta), collectively referred to as “Tenaris Canada”.

Subsequently, on July 8, 2021, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it has initiated an injury inquiry to determine if the alleged dumping of said goods has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian manufacturers. 

A detailed product description of the subject goods, as well as the applicable HS classification numbers is provided in CBSA’s notice of investigation.

Parties wishing to participate in the preliminary injury inquiry must file a notice of participation with the CITT on or before July 20, 2021.

Written submissions & 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


Additional Information on the injury inquiry including specific details and a preliminary inquiry schedule, is found in the CITT Notice ofPreliminary Injury Inquiry.

Questions concerning the initial CBSA investigation should be directed to the following CBSA officers:

Andrew Manera: 343‑553‑1868

Andy Fei: 343‑553‑1866

Or by e-mail to:

More information on the investigation can be found in CBSA’s Notice of Initiation of Investigation.

 A Statement of Reasons will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s website.

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