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The Canada Border Services Agency on Jan. 25 conducted preliminary determinations on dumping and subsidizing with respect to certain copper pipe fittings, originating in or exported from Vietnam.
The dumping and subsidy duties are 159 percent and 4.7 percent, respectively, for Hailiang (Vietnam) Metal Products Co Ltd while for all other exporters in Vietnam the rates are 159 percent and 42.4 percent, the agency announced on its website.
By March 19, 2018, the CBSA will receive case arguments due from all parties.
In October 2017, the CBSA announced that it was launching an investigation into certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from Vietnam.
The agency investigated whether these are being sold at unfair prices in Canada and whether subsidies are being applied to certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from Vietnam.
The CBSA said that the investigations are the result of a complaint filed by Cello Products Inc (Cello) of Cambridge, Ontario. The complainant alleges that as a result of price undercutting from Vietnam, Cello faced loss in sales and market share, resulting in negative financial results, reduced production and employment.
Vietnam’s copper pipe fittings under investigation were coded 7412.10.00.11, 7412.10.00.19, 7412.10.00.90 and 7412.20.00.11, as well as 7412.20.00.12, 7412.20.00.19 and 7412.20.00.90. The investigation period was from Jan. 1, 2016, to Aug. 31, 2017. - VNS