OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 29, 2016) - Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it has launched an investigation into whether or not certain large line pipes from China and Japan are being sold at unfair prices into the Canadian market. It will also investigate whether or not subsidies are being applied to large line pipe from China in contravention of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

The investigations are the result of a complaint filed by EVRAZ Inc. NA Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan) and Canadian National Steel Corporation (Camrose, Alberta). The complainants allege that jobs, profits and productivity in Canada are being harmed by the sale of these goods.

Quick Facts

- Large line pipes can be used to create pipelines that carry oil or gas. In this case, the large line pipes are made of carbon and alloy steel.

- The CBSA and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) both play a role in investigations. The CITT will begin a preliminary inquiry to determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers and will issue a decision by May 23, 2016.

- Concurrently, the CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being sold in Canada at unfair and/or subsidized prices, and will make a preliminary decision by June 22, 2016.

- A copy of the statement of reasons, which provides more details about these investigations, will be available on the CBSA's website at within 15 days.

- As of December 31, 2015, 46 such measures under SIMA are in force, covering a wide variety of industrial and consumer products from steel products to refined sugar. These measures help to protect Canadian jobs and our economy.

Associated Links

Infographic: Investigation process and timeline (Special Import Measures Act)

What you should know about dumping and subsidy investigations

Canada Border Services Agency, Anti-dumping and Countervailing

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

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