CARBON AND ALLOY STEEL LINE PIPE

CARBON AND ALLOY STEEL LINE PIPE
Inquiry No. NQ-2017-002

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF INQUIRY

Notice was received by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) on September 6, 2017, from the Director General of the Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), stating that a preliminary determination had been made respecting the dumping of carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea.

The goods subject to this injury inquiry are defined as follows:

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 Tribunal’s finding in Inquiry No. NQ‑2012-003.

For greater certainty, the product definition includes

a.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

b.non-prime and secondary pipes (“limited service products”).

Pursuant to section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), the Tribunal has initiated an inquiry to determine whether the dumping of the above-mentioned goods has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury, and to determine such other matters as the Tribunal is required to determine under that section.

Each person or government wishing to participate in the inquiry and at the hearing as a party must file a notice of participation with the Tribunal on or before September 21, 2017. Each counsel who intends to represent a party in the inquiry and at the hearing must file a notice of representation, as well as a declaration and undertaking, with the Tribunal on or before September 21, 2017.

A public hearing relating to this inquiry will be held in the Tribunal’s Hearing Room No. 1, 18th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, commencing on the 4th day of December 2017, at 9:30 a.m., to hear evidence and representations by interested parties.

In accordance with section 46 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, a person who provides information to the Tribunal and who wishes some or all of the information to be kept confidential must submit to the Tribunal, at the time the information is provided, a statement designating the information as confidential, together with an explanation as to why that information is designated as confidential. Furthermore, the person must submit a non-confidential summary of the information designated as confidential or a statement indicating why such a summary cannot be made.

Written submissions, correspondence and requests for information regarding this notice should be addressed to the Registrar, Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, 15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), 613-990-2439 (fax), citt-tcce@tribunal.gc.ca (e-mail).

Further details regarding this inquiry, including the schedule of key events, are contained in the documents entitled “Additional Information” and “Inquiry Schedule” appended to the notice of commencement of inquiry available on the Tribunal’s Web site at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca/en/dumping-and-subsidizing/inquiries-section-42/noti....

Dated at Ottawa, Ontario
this 7th day of September 2017

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

On September 6, 2017, the Tribunal received notice from the Director General of the Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate at the CBSA, stating that a preliminary determination had been made respecting the dumping and subsidizing of carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea.

The goods subject to this injury inquiry are defined as follows:

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 Tribunal’s finding in Inquiry No. NQ‑2012-003.

For greater certainty, the product definition includes:

a.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

b.non-prime and secondary pipes (“limited service products”).

Pursuant to section 42 of SIMA, the Tribunal will now determine whether the dumping of the above-mentioned goods has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury, and determine such other matters as the Tribunal is required to determine under that section.

Along with the notice of commencement of inquiry, the Tribunal has sent letters to the domestic producers, importers, foreign producers and certain purchasers with a known interest in the inquiry providing details on the procedures, as well as the schedule for the inquiry. Some interested parties have been requested to complete questionnaires.

All questionnaires can be downloaded from the Tribunal’s Web site at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca/questionnaires.

REQUESTS FOR PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS

The Tribunal’s Guideline to Making Requests for Product Exclusions, which can be found on the Tribunal’s Web site at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca/en/g_excl_e, describes the procedure for filing requests for specific product exclusions. This guide also includes a form for filing requests for product exclusions and a form for any party that opposes a request to respond to such requests. This does not preclude parties from making submissions in a different format if they so wish, provided all the information and supporting documentation requested in the forms are included. Please see the attached schedule for the filing deadlines for the product exclusion process.

REQUESTS FOR A PUBLIC INTEREST INQUIRY

In the event of an injury finding, a request for a public interest inquiry conducted pursuant to subsection 45(1) of SIMA may be made by any party to the injury inquiry or by any other group or person affected by the injury finding. Such a request must be filed with the Tribunal within 45 days of an injury finding. A public interest inquiry is completely separate from an injury inquiry. The Tribunal is not seeking and does not expect submissions on public interest issues during the injury inquiry.

PROCEDURE FOR FILING WITH THE TRIBUNAL

Parties and the public may file documents electronically with the Tribunal through its Secure E‑filing Service at https://apps.citt-tcce.gc.ca/sftapp/CITT/html/transfer_e.html. The information is fully encrypted from the sender to the Tribunal.

Parties must still file paper copies in the required number as instructed. The electronic version and the hard-copy version must be identical. In case of discrepancies, the hard-copy version will be considered the original.

PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing relating to this inquiry will be held in the Tribunal’s Hearing Room No. 1, 18th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, commencing on the 4th day of December 2017, at 9:30 a.m., to hear evidence and representations by interested parties.

OTHER INFORMATION

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal Rules govern these proceedings.

Written and oral communication with the Tribunal may be in English or in French.

In order to observe and understand production processes, the Tribunal, accompanied by its staff, may conduct plant visits.

At the end of these proceedings, the Tribunal will issue a decision supported by a summary of the case, a summary of the arguments and an analysis of the case. The decision will be posted on its Web site and distributed to the parties and interested persons, as well as to organizations and persons that have registered to receive decisions of the Tribunal.

INQUIRY SCHEDULE

September 7, 2017 - Distribution of notice of commencement of inquiry and schedule
Questionnaires available on Tribunal’s Web site

September 21, 2017 - Notices of participation and representation, declarations and undertakings

September 28, 2017 - Replies to all questionnaires

October 26, 2017 - Distribution of Tribunal exhibits, including the investigation report

To be determined - Investigation report teleconference (if required)

October 26, 2017 to November 3, 2017 - Requests for information (RFIs)

November 2, 2017, by noon - Requests for product exclusions

November 3, 2017, by noon - Cases of parties supporting a finding of injury

November 6, 2017 - Objections to RFIs

November 9, 2017 - Tribunal decisions on RFIs

November 10, 2017, by noon - Responses to requests for product exclusions

November 14, 2017, by noon - Cases of parties opposing a finding of injury

November 20, 2017, by noon - Replies to RFIs

November 20, 2017, by noon - Replies to responses to requests for product exclusions

November 21, 2017, by noon - Reply submissions of parties supporting a finding of injury

December 4, 2017 - Public hearing

January 4, 2018 - Finding issued

January 19, 2018 - Statement of reasons issued

 

Case Number(s)

NQ-2017-002

Attachment(s)

nq2r002_e.pdf (72.37 KB)

Status

Publication Date

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Modification Date

Thursday, September 7, 2017