June 30, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it is launching an investigation to determine whether certain oil country tubular goods from Mexico are being sold at unfair prices in Canada.
The investigation is the result of a complaint by Evraz Inc. NA Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan) and Welded Tube of Canada Corp. (Concord, Ontario). The complainants allege that they are facing an increase in the volume of the allegedly dumped imports from Mexico, price depression and suppression, loss of sales, price undercutting, loss of market share, underutilization of capacity, reduced employment, as well as negative impacts on financial performance, ability to raise capital, and return on investments.
The CBSA and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) both play a role in the investigation. The CITT will begin a preliminary injury inquiry to determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers and will issue a decision by August 30, 2021. Concurrently, the CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being sold in Canada at unfair prices, and will make a preliminary decision by September 28, 2021.
Currently, there are 140 special import measures in force in Canada, covering a wide variety of industrial and consumer products, from steel products to refined sugar. Eleven of those measures are on oil country tubular goods from China, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), India, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. These measures have directly helped to protect the Canadian economy and Canadian jobs.