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OCTG4 2021 IN: Oil country tubular goods 4
Notice of initiation of investigation


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation on July 7, 2021, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain oil country tubular goods from Austria. The investigation follows a complaint filed by Algoma Tubes Inc. (Sault-Ste. Marie, Ontario), Prudential Steel ULC (Calgary, Alberta), Tenaris Global Services (Canada) Inc. (Calgary, Alberta) and Hydril Canadian Company LP (Nisku, Alberta), collectively referred to as “Tenaris Canada”.

The subject goods are usually classified under the tariff classification numbers:

The above-listed tariff classifications cover both subject and non-subject goods.

The product definition as well as additional product information are contained in Appendix 1.

The CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being dumped and will make a preliminary decision within 90 days, at which time provisional duties may apply.

Additional information about the investigation will be available in a Statement of Reasons that will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s website.

Officers’ names and contact information:


Appendix 1

Product definition

The subject goods are defined as:

Oil country tubular goods, which are casing, tubing and green tubes made of carbon or alloy steel, welded or seamless, heat treated or not heat treated, regardless of end finish, having an outside diameter from 2 ⅜ inches to 13 ⅜ inches (60.3 mm to 339.7 mm), meeting or supplied to meet American Petroleum Institute specification 5CT or equivalent and/or enhanced proprietary standards, in all grades, excluding drill pipe, pup joints, couplings, coupling stock and stainless steel casing, tubing or green tubes containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium, originating in or exported from Austria.

Additional product information

For greater certainty, the term “green tube” refers to unfinished casing, tubing, or other tubular products (including upgradable OCTG that may or may not already be tested, inspected, and/or certified) originating in or exported from Austria and imported for use in the production or finishing of OCTG meeting final specifications, including grade and connections, required for use downhole. Green tubes, as they are commonly referred to in the OCTG industry, are intermediate or in-process tubing and casing which require additional processing, such as threading, heat-treatment and testing, before they can be used as fully finished oil and gas well casing or tubing in end-use applications.

For greater clarity, the product definition does not include green tubes originating in or exported from Austria which are upgraded in the manner described above in an intermediate country prior to being exported to Canada for purposes of this dumping investigation. The CBSA considers these high-strength tubing and casing to originate in the intermediate country for purposes of the investigation.

Pup joints are essentially short lengths of OCTG used for spacing in a drill string, and these are excluded where their length is 12 feet or below (with a three-inch tolerance), as defined in the API 5CT specification.

Furthermore, accessory products used in conjunction with downhole OCTG tubing and casing strings such as cross-over joints, marker joints, elbows etc. are not covered by the product definition, nor are further manufactured products which use OCTG as inputs to their production such as vacuum insulated tubing (VIT). Coiled tubing is also not part of the product definition.

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