Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

August 25, 2009 16:00 ET

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Initiates Inquiry: Oil Country Tubular Goods From China

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2009) - The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated a preliminary injury inquiry into a complaint by Tenaris Canada, of Calgary, Alberta, Evraz Inc. NA Canada, of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Lakeside Steel Corporation, of Welland, Ontario, that they have suffered injury as a result of the dumping and subsidizing of oil country tubular goods from China. The Tribunal's inquiry is conducted pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act as a result of the initiation of a dumping and subsidizing investigation by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

On October 23, 2009, the Tribunal will determine whether there is a reasonable indication that the alleged dumping and subsidizing have injured the domestic industry. If so, the CBSA will continue its investigation and, by November 23, 2009, will issue a preliminary determination. If this preliminary determination indicates that there has been dumping and/or subsidizing, the CBSA will then continue its investigation and, concurrently, the Tribunal will initiate a final injury inquiry. Anti-dumping duties will be imposed only if the Tribunal finds that dumped or subsidized products are injuring or threatening to injure the Canadian producers.

The Tribunal is an independent quasi-judicial body that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance. It hears cases on dumped and subsidized imports, safeguard complaints, complaints about federal government procurement and appeals of customs and excise tax rulings. When requested by the federal government, the Tribunal also provides advice on other economic, trade and tariff matters.

Any interested person, association or government that wishes to participate in the Tribunal's inquiry may do so by filing a Notice of Participation.

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