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November 3, 2017
CBSA starts dumping investigation on copper pipe fittings from Vietnam
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) launched investigations into whether or not certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from Vietnam are being sold at unfair prices in Canada and whether or not subsidies are being applied to the fittings by the government of Vietnam.
The investigations follow a complaint filed by a manufacturer in Ontario. The complainant alleges that, as a result of price undercutting from Vietnam, it faces lost sales and market share, resulting in negative financial results, reduced production and employment.
In the next step of the investigations the Canadian International Trade Tribunal will first determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers, and will issue a decision by December 27, 2017.
Concurrently, the CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being sold in Canada at unfair and/or subsidized prices, and will make preliminary decisions by January 25, 2018.
Anti-dumping duties could eventually be applied to the goods under investigation.
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