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SIMA Update: Certain Welded Large Diameter Carbon & Alloy Steel Line Pipe from China & Japan

Posted October 31, 2016


Anti-dumping (ranging from 22.1% to 95%) and countervailing duties (30.3%) are now payable on certain welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe, following a finding by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal that the subject goods originating in or exported from the China and Japan, and the subsidizing of these goods originating in, or exported from China, have caused or are threatening to cause injury to Canadian manufacturers.

CBSA Notice of Final Determinations: Large Line Pipe from China and Japan

On September 20, 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made final determinations of dumping with respect to certain welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe (large line pipe) originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Japan, and subsidizing of large line pipe from China.

The goods in question are usually classified under the following Harmonized System (HS) classification numbers: 7305.11.00.21; 7305.11.00.29; 7305.12.00.20; 7305.19.00.21; and    7305.19.00.29.

Note that these HS codes are for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) is continuing its inquiry into the question of injury to the domestic industry and will make an order or finding by October 20, 2016.

Provisional duties will continue to apply on imports of subject goods from China and Japan until the date of the CITT’s order or finding. Click here to read the complete notice.

CITT Finding: Welded Large Diameter CArbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal, pursuant to the provisions of section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act, has conducted an inquiry to determine whether the dumping of welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe with an outside diameter greater than 24 inches (609.6 mm), and less than or equal to 60 inches (1,524 mm), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish (coated or uncoated), end finish (plain end or beveled end), or stencilling and certification (including multiple-stenciled/multiple-certified line pipe for oil and gas transmission and other applications), originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Japan, and the subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury.

For greater certainty, the goods subject to this inquiry included the following:

  • line pipe produced to American Petroleum Institute (“API”) specification 5L, in Grades A25, A, B and X up to and including X100, or equivalent specifications and grades, including specification CSA Z245.1 up to and including Grade 690;
  • unfinished line pipe (including pipe that may or may not already be tested, inspected, and/or certified to line pipe specifications) originating in the People’s Republic of China and Japan, and imported for use in the production or finishing of line pipe meeting final specifications, including outside diameter, grade, wall thickness, length, end finish or surface finish; and
  • non-prime and secondary pipes (“limited service products”).

Further to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s inquiry, and following the issuance by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency of final determinations dated September 20, 2016, that the above-mentioned goods originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Japan have been dumped and that the above-mentioned goods originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China have been subsidized, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal hereby finds, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Special Import Measures Act, that the dumping and/or subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Japan, have caused injury to the domestic industry. Click here to read the complete finding.