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May 24, 2018
CBSA starts dumping investigation on certain sucker rods from China
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) launched an investigation into whether or not certain sucker rods from China are being sold at unfair prices in Canada. It will also investigate whether or not subsidies are being applied to the rods from China.
The subject goods are described as sucker rods, including pony rods, with or without couplings attached and with or without guides attached.
The investigations are the result of a complaint filed by a manufacturer from Edmonton, Alberta. The complainant alleges that as a result of price undercutting from China, Canadian industry faces price suppression, lost sales, reduced profitability and under-utilization of capacity.
In the next step of the investigations the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) will begin its preliminary inquiry to determine whether the imports are actually harming Canadian producers, and will issue a decision by July 17, 2018.
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 August 16, 2018.
Anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties could eventually be applied to the goods under investigation.
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