The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) plans to continue anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) on oil country tubular goods (OCTGs) from China, in a decision dated July 17.
CBSA said in its most recent notice on the issue that the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CIIT) initiated an expiry review on February 5, and subsequent investigation on July 6 regarding the dumping and subsidizing of certain OCTGs imported from China. The current weighted average CVD stands at 25.7pc for all exporters from China while AD duties were not specified in the notice.
As a result of the investigations, Canada plans to continue both duties and is awaiting approval from the CITT.
The CBSA determined that discontinuation of AD and CVD duties could cause material injury to the Canadian domestic OCTG industry.
The current duties are in force since March 23, 2015. The CITT will publish an order regarding its determination on or before December 10, 2020.