ANNOUNCEMENT 09 Nov 2012
In November 2012, the government of Canada initiated a new anti-subsidy and a new anti-dumping investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations into the alleged injurious dumping of certain carbon steel welded pipe from Chinese Taipei, India, Oman, Korea, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The CBSA also initiated investigations into the alleged injurious subsidizing of certain carbon steel welded pipe from the India, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. The investigations follow a complaint filed by Novamerican Steel Inc. of Montréal, Quebec and Bolton Steel Tube Co. Ltd., of Bolton, Ontario. The complainants allege that the dumping and subsidizing of these goods are harming Canadian production by causing price depression/suppression, lost market share, lost sales, reduced capacity utilization, reduced profits, and reduction in employment. On November 9, 2012, the President of the CBSA made a final determination of dumping for these goods exported from Chinese Taipei, the Republic of India, the Sultanate of Oman, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates and made a final determination of subsidizing in respect of the above-mentioned goods originating in or exported from the Republic of India. On the same date the President terminated the dumping investigation in respect of the above mentioned goods from the Republic of Turkey and terminated the subsidy investigation in respect of the above mentioned goods from the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
On January 22, 2015, Chinese Taipei requested the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization to establish a panel to examine a number of claims pertaining to Canada’s imposition of anti-dumping duty on certain CSWP from Chinese Taipei. On January 25, 2017, the DSB adopted the panel report in Canada – Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (DS482), which found certain aspects of SIMA and the CBSA’s final determination of dumping in respect CSWP from Chinese Taipei to be inconsistent with the WTO Anti Dumping Agreement.
On July 21, 2017, the Minister of Finance requested the President of the CBSA to review the final determination of dumping and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) to review its threat of injury finding in respect of certain CSWP originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei pursuant to subsection 76.1(1) of SIMA, having regard to the DSB recommendations and rulings in DS482.
As a result, on July 28, 2017, the CBSA initiated a review of the final determination of dumping with respect to certain CSWP originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei. The CBSA reached an affirmative determination on September 29, 2017. On December 8, 2017, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal confirmed that the dumping of carbon steel welded pipe, originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei and excluding the goods exported by Chung Hung Steel Corporation and Shin Yang Steel Co. Ltd., has threatened to cause injury to the domestic industry.