LP2 2018 UP1
Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe
Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review
Ottawa, September 4, 2018
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a normal value review to update the normal values and export prices of certain carbon and alloy steel line pipe (line pipe) exported from South Korea to Canada by Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel).
The normal value review is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) finding of a threat of injury issued on January 4, 2018, respecting the dumping of line pipe from South Korea, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).
The product definition and the applicable tariff classification numbers of the goods subject to the CITT finding are contained in Appendix 1 (subject goods).
Should the exporter decide to participate in this normal value review, it is required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s dumping Request for Information (RFI) by October 11, 2018. 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 the exporter does not provide a complete response to the RFI by the deadline date, normal values for subject goods exported by Husteel will be determined by advancing the export price of the goods by 88.1%, pursuant to a ministerial specification.
The schedule for this normal value review is available at: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/up/menu-eng.html. The CBSA will close the record for this normal value 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 normal value review.
Normal values established during this review will apply to subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the normal value 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 normal value review, regardless of the date that the requests were received. The normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review may be applied retroactively where the conditions described below are met.
Please note that exporters with normal values are required to promptly inform the CBSA in writing of changes to domestic prices, costs, market conditions or terms and channel of sale associated with the production and sales of the goods. All parties are cautioned that where there are increases in domestic prices and/or costs as noted above, the export price for sales to Canada should be increased accordingly to ensure that any sale made to Canada is not only above the normal value but at or above selling prices and full costs and profit of the goods in the exporter’s domestic market. If exporters did not properly notify the CBSA of any such changes, did not adjust export prices accordingly, or did not provide the information required to make any necessary adjustments to normal values and export prices, retroactive assessments of anti-dumping duties may be warranted.
Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:
- Shawn Ryan: 902-943-1849
Appendix 1 - Product Definitions
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”).
Tariff Classification Numbers
The subject goods described above are normally, but not exclusively, 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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