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July 20, 2018

Tribunal finds dumping of sucker rods from China 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 sucker rods from China have caused injury or are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

The goods are described as "sucker rods, including pony rods, with or without couplings attached and with or without guides attached, manufactured to American Petroleum Institute (API) 11B specifications, equivalent standards or proprietary standards, including in a finished or semi-finished state, made of solid steel, including carbon, alloy and special grades of steel, of 2.5 inches (63.5 mm) or less in diameter of rod body, with stated measurements subject to permissible tolerances, originating in or exported from the People's Republic of China."

In May 2018 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 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Now that the Tribunal ruled on the question of injury, the CBSA will investigate to confirm if the imports are indeed being dumped and/or subsidized and will make a preliminary determination by August 16, 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.

Link: Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2018-001


 

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