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Investigation launched into carbon steel welded pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam

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Investigation launched into carbon steel welded pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam

Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, July 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it is launching an investigation into whether or not certain carbon steel welded pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam are being sold at unfair prices in Canada.

The investigation is the result of a complaint filed by Novamerican Steel Inc. of Montreal, Quebec. The complainant alleges that as a result of price undercutting from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam, Canadian industry faces price suppression, lost sales, reduced profitability, reduced production and under-utilization of capacity.

Currently, there are 101 special import measures in force, covering a wide variety of industrial and consumer products, from steel products to refined sugar. These measures have directly helped to protect the Canadian economy and jobs in Canada.

Quick Facts

  • The subject goods are described as carbon steel welded pipe, commonly identified as standard pipe, in the nominal size range from ½ inch up to and including 6 inches (12.7 mm to 168.3 mm in outside diameter) inclusive, in various forms and finishes, usually supplied to meet ASTM A53, ASTM A135, ASTM A252, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, ASTM F1083 or Commercial Quality, or AWWA C200-97 or equivalent specifications, including water well casing, piling pipe, sprinkler pipe and fencing pipe, but excluding oil and gas line pipe made to API specifications exclusively, originating in or exported from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Turkey and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • The CBSA and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) both play a role in investigations. The CITT will begin a preliminary inquiry to determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers and will issue a decision by September 18, 2018.
  • Concurrently, the CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being sold in Canada at unfair prices, and will make a preliminary decision by October 18, 2018.
  • A copy of the Statement of Reasons, which provides more details about this investigation, will be available on the CBSA's website at www.cbsa.gc.ca/sima-lmsi within 15 days.
  • To address the evolving nature of trade and to ensure the well-being of industries like steel that are essential to the Canadian economy, Canada is modernizing its trade remedy system. As part of our commitment, the CBSA is working with its trading partners, to strengthen our trade remedy systems, improve transparency and coordinate our efforts against unfair trade practices.
  • In 2017, the Canadian steel industry employed more than 23,000 Canadians and contributed $4.2 billion to Canada's gross domestic product (GDP). The Canadian aluminum industry employed 10,500 workers while contributing $4.7 billion to Canada's GDP. These industries are vital suppliers to the Canadian manufacturing, energy, automotive and construction industries.

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SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency

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