On November 26, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued its notice of preliminary determination of dumping and subsidization in the Certain Line Pipe case against China. The preliminary margins, which could change in the final determination, are as follows:
|Exporter||Estimated Margin of Dumping*||Estimated Amount of Subsidy*||Total Provisional Duties Payable*|
|Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.||71.0%||0.16%||71.16%|
|Hengyang Valin Steel Tube Co. Ltd./
Hengyang Valin MPM Co., Ltd.
|Huludao City Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd.||132.1%||34.73%||166.83%|
|Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co., Ltd.||361.7%||34.73%||396.43%|
|Jiangsu Valin Xigang Special Steel Co., Ltd.||309.7%||0.32%||310.02%|
|Tianjin Huilitong Steel Tube Co., Ltd.||143.1%||34.73%||177.83%|
|Wuxi Huayou Special Steel Co., Ltd.||360.8%||34.64%||395.44%|
|Yangzhou Lontrin Steel Tube Co., Ltd.||256.9%||10.37%||267.27%|
|All other exporters||361.7%||34.73%||396.43%|
It is clear that the CBSA is applying section 20 of the Special Import Measures Act and has treated China as a non-market economy. Whether surrogate values have been obtained from a surrogate country will not be known until the Reasons are released in 15 days.