Canadian International Trade Tribunal Initiates an Inquiry
Carbon Steel Welded Pipe From Chinese Taipei, India, Oman, Korea, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated a preliminary injury inquiry into a complaint by Novamerican Steel Inc., of Montreal, Quebec, and Bolton Steel Tube Co. Ltd., of Bolton, Ontario, that they have suffered injury as a result of the dumping of certain carbon steel welded pipe from Chinese Taipei, the Republic of India, the Sultanate of Oman, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, the Republic of Turkey and the United Arab Emirates and the subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods from the Republic of India, the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates. The Tribunal’s inquiry is conducted pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act as a result of the initiation of dumping and subsidizing investigations by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
On July 13, 2012, the Tribunal will determine whether there is a reasonable indication that the alleged dumping and subsidizing have injured the domestic industry. If so, the CBSA will continue its investigations and, by August 13, 2012, will issue preliminary determinations. If these preliminary determinations indicate that there has been dumping or subsidizing, the CBSA will then continue its investigations and, concurrently, the Tribunal will initiate a final injury inquiry. Anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties will be imposed only if the Tribunal finds that dumped or subsidized products are injuring or threatening to injure the Canadian producers.
Date: May 16, 2012