Canada Begins Sunset Review of Standard Steel Pipe Duties
The Canada Border Services Agency has initiated an investigation to determine whether the expiration of duties on imports of standard pipe from six countries would result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidization. The CBSA said it will make a determination no later than May 7, 2018, and will issue a statement of reasons by May 22, 2018.
Subject to the five-year "sunset" reviews are antidumping duty orders on imports from Taiwan, India, Oman, South Korea, Thailand and the UAE. Additionally, the CBSA will investigate the sunsetting of countervailing duties established to offset subsidies provided to Indian producers.
In 2012, the initial CBSA investigation on standard pipe imports determined the AD margin for all exporters without company-specific rates at 54.2%. It determined AD margins for specific exporters from Taiwan at 0-4.7%; India, 11.6%; Thailand, 3.8-5.4%; and the UAE, 0-8.4%.
For India, the amount of subsidy determined five years ago was Rupee 3,577/mt (US$65.85/mt at that time) for Manu International and at Rupee 23,872/mt (US$439.48/mt) for all other Indian exporters.
The subject goods are defined 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 Chinese Taipei, India, Oman, Korea, Thailand, and the UAE.
The subject goods are normally imported into Canada under the following Harmonized System (HS) tariff classification numbers:
From January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016
As of January 1, 2017