Certain Copper Tube
Dumping (Brazil, China, Greece, Mexico and South Korea) & Subsidizing (China)

Product Information

Product Definition

The subject goods are defined as:

"Circular copper tube with an outer diameter of 0.2 inch to 4.25 inches (0.502 centimetre to 10.795 centimetres) excluding industrial and coated or insulated copper tube, originating in/or exported from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Hellenic Republic, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the United Mexican States."

Exclusions

The subject goods do not include industrial copper tube and coated or insulated copper tube. Industrial copper tube is custom-made to specific dimensions (e.g., outer diameter, inner diameter, wall thickness, length, tolerances and temper) as specified by the customer and is normally made in sizes that differ from those in which Copper Tube is offered. Coated or insulated copper tube has a polyethylene/polyvinylchloride or foam coating.

Additional Information

Copper tube sold in Canada is manufactured to a variety of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards and grades. These standards, in many instances, dictate the outer diameter, inner diameter, wall thickness and allowable tolerances, among other things, within each of the standards. The outer diameter range of the tube includes diameters that are within the allowable tolerances of each standard.

The standards and grades of copper tube manufactured and sold in Canada is as follows:

Tube Type K L M DWV ACR Medical Gas
ASTM B88 B88 B88 B306 B280, B68 B819
Application Domestic water service and distribution, solar, fuel/fuel oil, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, snow melting Domestic water service and distribution, solar, fuel/fuel oil, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, snow melting Domestic water service and distribution, solar, compressed air Drainage waste, vent Air conditioning/refrigeration Medical gas uses (e.g., hospitals)
Investigation Information

The dates of the investigative proceedings and findings concerning this case are:

Action Date
Initiation of Investigation May 22, 2013
Preliminary Determination August 20, 2013
Final Determination November 18, 2013
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Finding December 18, 2013
Re-investigation January 30, 2015
Expiry Review Determination May 3, 2019
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Order September 25, 2019
Tariff Classification Numbers

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

  • 7411.10.00.10
  • 7411.10.00.20
  • 7411.10.00.31
  • 7411.10.00.39

Please note that these classification numbers may apply to goods which are not subject to SIMA measures, may change because of amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, or the subject goods may be imported under HS classification numbers that are not listed. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Duty Liability
(Anti-dumping duties)

Country of Origin or Export: Brazil, China, Greece, Mexico and South Korea

Information regarding the normal values of subject goods should be obtained from the exporter. The following table identifies the exporters who currently have been issued normal values:

Country Exporter Cooperative Since Last Revised
Greece Halcor Metal Works S.A 2013-11 2015-01
South Korea NungWon Metal Ind. Co., Ltd 2013-11 2015-01

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from Brazil, Greece, China, Mexico and South Korea, for which the exporter has not been issued specific normal values, the anti-dumping duty is 82.4% of the export price.

Duty Liability
(Countervailing duties)

Country of Origin or Export: China

Effective on imports of subject goods released by the CBSA on or after 2015-01-30:

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from China, for which the exporter has not been issued its own amount of subsidy, the countervailing duty is equal to 25,239 Renminbi per metric tonne.

Disclosure of Normal Values and Amounts of Subsidy

The liability for anti-dumping and countervailing duty results from the proceedings conducted under SIMA and from the finding of the CITT. Information regarding the normal value and amount of subsidy of the subject goods in question and the amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty payable should be obtained from the exporter. Related information may be made available to importers on a need-to-know basis in accordance with the provisions of Memorandum D14-1-2, Disclosure of Normal Values, Export Prices, and Amounts of Subsidy Established Under the Special Import Measures Act to Importers.

For information on duty assessment, refer to the Guide for self-assessing SIMA duties.

Information Required on Customs Documents

The import documentation should include the information listed below. Failure to provide this information may result in the application of penalties to the importer, pursuant to the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).

The import documentation should clearly indicate the following:

  • Confirmation whether the product is subject to SIMA duties
  • Name and address of producer/manufacturer
  • Name and address of vendor (if different from the producer)
  • Customer's name and address
  • Canadian importer's name and address (if different from the customer)
  • Full product description of the goods, including:
    • CBSA product descriptor – indicate the product descriptor assigned by the CBSA to the particular normal value
    • ASTM Standard – indicate the ASTM Standard applicable to the copper tube (B88, B306, B280, B68, B819, etc.)
    • Rube type – indicate the type of copper tube (K, L, M, DWV, ACR, MED, etc.)
    • Outer diameter – indicate the outer diameter of the copper tube in inches
    • Inner diameter – indicate the inner diameter of the copper tube in inches
    • Theoretical weight – indicate the theoretical weight of the copper tube in lbs
    • Actual weight – indicate the actual weight of the copper tube in lbs
    • Length – indicate the length of the copper tube in feet
    • Coil / straight – indicate whether the copper tube is coiled or straight length
    • Temper – indicate whether the copper tube is hard or annealed
    • Whether the goods fall within the scope of subject goods:
      "circular copper tube with an outer diameter ("OD") of 0.2 inch to 4.25 inches (0.502 centimetre to 10.795 centimetres), excluding industrial and coated or insulated copper tube originating in/or exported from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Hellenic Republic, the People's Republic of China, the South Korea and the United Mexican States."
  • Date of sale, date of shipment
  • Quantity (including, the unit of measure)
  • Unit selling price, total selling price
  • Currency of settlement used (e.g., US$, CDN$, etc.)
  • Terms and conditions of sale (e.g., FOB, CIF, etc.)
  • All costs, expenses, and charges incurred by the exporter and vendor in the shipment of the subject goods to Canada from the point of direct shipment (including, the inland and ocean freight, insurance, etc.)
  • The amount of any export taxes applicable to the goods.
Appeal Decisions Relating to Subjectivity

Summaries of appeal decisions made by the CBSA respecting whether an imported good is subject to this measure in force can be found on the SIMA Appeals page.

Email for Duty Assessment Questions

Trade_Programs-Programmes_commerciaux@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

CBSA Reference Number(s)
  • Dumping file #: 4214-40
  • Dumping case #: AD1401
  • Subsidy file #: 4218-38
  • Subsidy case #: CV137
CITT Reference Number(s)
  • NQ-2013-004
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