December 6, 2019
Tribunal finds dumping of sucker rods from three countries injures Canadian industry
After completing its preliminary injury inquiry the Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced that it found a reasonable indication that the dumping of sucker rods from Argentine, Brazil and Mexico has caused injury or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.
On September 30, 2019 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping of the goods in question following a complaint filed by a manufacturer of sucker rods in Alberta.
Now that the Tribunal ruled on the question of injury, the CBSA will investigate to confirm that the imports are indeed being dumped and will make a preliminary determination by December 30, 2019.
Provisional anti-dumping duties could soon be applicable to imports of the goods under investigation. In such a case the preliminary decisions of the Tribunal and the CBSA will have to be confirmed by final decisions.