LP 2021 ER: Carbon and alloy steel line pipe
Notice of initiation of expiry review investigation

Ottawa, March 8, 2021

On March 5, 2021, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), initiated an expiry review of its finding made on March 29, 2016, in Inquiry No. NQ‑2015‑002, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from China.

As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated an expiry review investigation to determine, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of SIMA, whether the expiry of the finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidizing of the subject goods. The CBSA will make a determination no later than July 30, 2021, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by August 13, 2021.

The subject goods are “Carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, welded or seamless, having an outside diameter from 2.375 inches (60.3 mm) up to and including 24 inches (609.6 mm), including line pipe meeting or supplied to meet any one or several of API 5L, CSA Z245.1, ISO 3183, ASTM A333, ASTM A106, ASTM A53‑B or their equivalents, in all grades, whether or not meeting specifications for other end uses (e.g. single‑, dual‑, or multiple‑certified, for use in oil and gas, piling pipe, or other applications), and regardless of end finish (plain ends, beveled ends, threaded ends, or threaded and coupled ends), surface finish (coated or uncoated), wall thickness, or length, excluding galvanized line pipe and excluding stainless steel line pipe (containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium), excluding goods covered by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s Finding in Inquiry No. NQ‑2012‑002, and goods covered by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s order in Expiry Review No. RR‑2012‑003.”

Please refer to the CBSA's Measures in Force for the complete product definition, including product exclusions.

Prior to February 4, 2021, subject goods were normally classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

Beginning February 4, 2021, under the revised customs tariff schedule, subject goods are normally classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

This listing of tariff classification numbers is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

As part of its expiry review investigation, the CBSA has solicited responses to questionnaires from Canadian producers, importers, exporters and the Government of China. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters who have not received a letter from the CBSA who wish to provide a response to the questionnaire are advised to contact the CBSA SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit at the email address included below. Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit’s email address by April 14, 2021.

A detailed schedule for the investigation is available on CBSA's Expiry Review webpage.

Questions relating to the expiry review should be addressed to:

Email: simaregistry-depotlmsi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

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