Certain Sucker Rods
Dumping & Subsidizing (China)

Product Information

Product Definition

The subject goods are defined as:

“Sucker rods, including pony rods, with or without couplings attached and with or without guides attached, manufactured to American Petroleum Institute (API) 11B specifications, equivalent standards or proprietary standards, including in a finished or semi-finished state, made of solid steel, including carbon, alloy and special grades of steel, of 2.5 inches (63.5 mm) or less in diameter of rod body, with stated measurements subject to permissible tolerances originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.”

Investigation Information

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

Action Date
Initiation of Investigations May 18, 2018
Preliminary Determinations August 16, 2018
Final Determinations November 14, 2018
Canadian International Trade Tribunal Finding December 14, 2018
Tariff Classification Number

The goods in question are usually classified under the following tariff classification number:

  • 8413.91.00.10

Please note that this tariff classification number may apply to goods which are not subject to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) measures, may change because of amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, or the subject goods may be imported under tariff classification numbers that are not listed.

Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods. For more information on the tariff classification numbers, please refer to the CBSA's website.

Duty Liability
(Anti-dumping duties)

Country of Origin or Export: China

Effective on imports of subject goods released by the CBSA on or after August 16, 2018:

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:

Exporter Cooperative Since Last Revised
Shandong Nine-Ring Petroleum Machinery Co., Ltd. 2018-11 2018-11
Shandong Shouguang Kunlong Petroleum Machinery Co., Ltd. 2018-11 2018-11
Zibo Hongyang Weatherford Oilfield Equipment Co., Ltd. 2018-11 2018-11

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from China for which the exporter has not been issued its own normal values, the anti-dumping duty is 149.9% 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 August 16, 2018:

The following table identifies the exporters who currently have a specific amount of subsidy:

Exporter Amount of Subsidy RMB/Piece Cooperative Since Last Revised
Shandong Nine-Ring Petroleum Machinery Co., Ltd. 28.78 2018-11 2018-11
Shandong Shouguang Kunlong Petroleum Machinery Co., Ltd. 31.21 2018-11 2018-11
Zibo Hongyang Weatherford Oilfield Equipment Co., Ltd. 5.81 2018-11 2018-11

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 119.54 RMB per piece.

Disclosure of Normal Values and Amounts of Subsidy

The liability for anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty results from the proceedings conducted under SIMA and from the finding of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. Information regarding the normal value of the subject goods in question and the amount of anti-dumping 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.

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 anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties
  • Name and address of producer/manufacturer
  • Location of plant/mill of production
  • Place from which direct shipment to Canada began
  • Name and address of vendor (if different from the producer)
  • Country of origin
  • Country of export
  • Canadian customer’s name and address
  • Canadian importer’s name and address (if different from the customer)
  • Full product description of the goods, including:
    • Product Type (sucker or pony rod)
    • Grade
    • Specification (i.e., API 11B or other proprietary standard)
    • Rod body outside diameter
    • Length
    • End Finish (including thread type, grade/class of couplings)
  • Other relevant characteristics:
    • Date of sale, date of shipment
    • Quantity (state unit of measure)
    • Unit selling price and total selling price to importer in Canada
    • 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 (includes inland and ocean freight, insurance, duties, port and handling charges, etc.) and,
    • 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)
  • SR 2018 IN
CITT Reference Number(s)
  • NQ 2018-001
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