In response to a request for an expedited review from Histeel Co. Ltd., the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated an expedited review of certain carbon and alloy steel line pipe (line pipe) originating in or exported from South Korea by Histeel Co. Ltd., pursuant to subsection 13.2(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).
This expedited review is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) finding of injury issued on January 4, 2018, respecting the dumping of line pipe from South Korea, in accordance with SIMA.
The product definition and the applicable tariff classification numbers of the goods subject to the CITT’s finding are contained in Appendix 1 (subject goods).
Should an exporter decide to participate in this expedited review, it is required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s Dumping request for information (RFI) by November 30, 2022. The exporter will be considered co operative if the requested information is complete, submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data.
If an exporter does not provide a complete response to the RFIs by the deadline date, normal values and export prices for subject goods exported by the exporter will be determined pursuant to a ministerial specification by advancing the export price of the goods from South Korea by a rate of 88.1%.
The schedule for this expedited review is now available. The CBSA will close the record for this expedited review once it has been determined that sufficient information has been received to make a decision. The CBSA will update the website to announce that the record has been closed. Interested parties will have seven days from the close of the record to file submissions concerning the expedited review.
Normal values and export prices established during this review will apply to the goods in question. Further, normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy established during this review will also apply to subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the expedited review. The normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review may be applied to any requests for re-determination of importations of subject goods that have not been processed prior to the conclusion of the expedited review, regardless of the date that the requests were received.
SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit
Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate
Canada Border Services Agency
11-100 Metcalfe St
Ottawa ON K1A 0L8
- Jacob Saulnier: 343-553-1412
Definition of goods subject to the expedited review
The subject goods are defined as:
“Carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea, welded or seamless, having a nominal outside diameter from 2.375 inches (60.3 mm) up to and including 24 inches (610 mm) (with all dimensions being plus or minus allowable tolerances contained in the applicable standards), 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 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), and excluding goods covered by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s Finding in Inquiry No. NQ-2012-003.”
For greater certainty, the product definition includes:
- unfinished line pipe (including pipe that may or may not already be tested, inspected, and/or certified to line pipe specifications) originating in the Republic of Korea and imported for use in the production or finishing of line pipe meeting final specifications, including outside diameter, grade, wall thickness, length, end finish, or surface finish and
- non-prime and secondary pipes (“limited service products”)
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) excludes from its finding welded line pipe having nominal outside diameters from and including 18 inches to 24 inches (610 mm) (with all dimensions being plus or minus allowable tolerances contained in the applicable standards), regardless of grade and wall thickness, with a manganese content of no less than 16% by weight, for exclusive use in slurry, tailings, and pressure piping systems in oil sands projects, and marked “Not for CSA Z-662 Applications”. For greater certainty, use in a pipeline meeting CSA Z-662 is not permitted under this exclusion.
Tariff classification numbers
Prior to January 1, 2022, the subject goods were usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers:
Beginning January 1, 2022, 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.
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