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December 28, 2017
Tribunal finds dumping of copper pipe fittings from Vietnam injures Canadian industry
After completing its preliminary injury inquiry the Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced that it found a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing of certain pressure pipe fittings and drainage, waste and vent pipe fittings, made of cast copper alloy, wrought copper alloy or wrought copper for use in heating, plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration applications, originating in or exported from Vietnam, have caused or are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.
In October the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of the goods in question following a complaint filed by a manufacturer Ontario.
Now that the Tribunal ruled on the question of injury, the CBSA will investigate to confirm that the imports are indeed being dumped and/or subsidized and will make a preliminary determination by January 25, 2018.
Provisional anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties could soon be applicable to imports of the goods under investigation. In such a case the preliminary decisions of the Tribunal and the CBSA will have to be confirmed by final decisions.
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