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China found to be dumping steel pipe in Canadian market

Canadian Steel Producers Association happy with decision; duties of up to 351.4% to be imposed.


OTTAWA — The Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) welcomes a by a trade tribunal decision that China has been dumping line pipe products in the Canadian market.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) found subsidized imports and dumped line pipe products from the China have caused injury to the Canadian domestic industry.

Anti-dumping duties of up to 351.4% will be imposed for the next five years on line pipe products (with an outside diameter greater between 24 and 60 inches) originating in or exported from China.

The CITT’s finding follows an investigation conducted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that non-market economy conditions exist in the Chinese steel pipe and tube sector.

The CSPA, which represents Canada’s steel industry, noted in a release that domestic production of line pipe is a vital component of the national energy supply chain.

“This determination demonstrates that Chinese government entities continue to play a prominent role in the Chinese economy and validates the ongoing need for Canada’s trade remedy system to include specific provisions that allow dumping from non-market economies to be addressed effectively,” it said in its statement following the decision.

The tribunal’s preliminary injury inquiry will be held in April.

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