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Canada Tribunal Issues Final Determination on Imports of Line Pipe from China

Written by Sandy Williams

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued a final determination today (March 29) that finds Canadian producers have been injured due to the dumped and subsidized imports of certain carbon and alloy steel line pipe from China.

The investigation was initiated by the CBSA on August 28, 2015 following complaints filed by EVRAZ North America and Tenaris Canada.

On February 24, 2016 CBSA issued its final determination that the products in question had been dumped and subsidized. The CITT finding today, establishes injury to Canadian producers.

The following dumping and subsidy margins, established by the Canada Border Services Agency, will be applied:

“Today’s decision allows Canadian pipe manufacturers to compete more effectively in an exceptionally difficult oil and gas market,” said Conrad Winkler, President and CEO of EVRAZ North America. “EVRAZ and other steel operations continue to be impacted by the flood of unfairly traded line pipe imports. We are eager to compete globally on a level playing field based on actual economics and capabilities, but we cannot compete with government subsidies and dumping practices.”

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