Canada opens anti-dumping probe into Vietnamese oil pipe makers

By N. Tran Tam, Thanh Nien News

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Vietnamese oil pipes is being probed for dumping and unfair subsidies in Canada. Photo: baocongthuong.com.vn Vietnamese oil pipes is being probed for dumping and unfair subsidies in Canada. Photo: baocongthuong.com.vn

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A month after American commercial inspectors ruled that Vietnamese oil pipes were being 'dumped' onto the US market, the Canadian government initiated its own anti-dumping probe.
On Monday, the competition authority of Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade confirmed that the Canada Border Services Agency had opened an investigation into a series of pipes and parts used in petroleum production or “oil country tubular goods” (OCTG) in its first AD and CVD case against Vietnam.
Canada's leading tube and energy services supplier Tenaris and EVRAZ North America filed an appeal last April against oil pipes manufactured in Vietnam and eight other markets.
Taiwanese manufacturers were accused of dumping their products in Canada, while others were found guilty of both dumping and providing domestic manufacturers with unfair subsidies.
Last June, the US Department of Commerce concluded that oil pipes from Vietnam were being dumped onto the US market.
Vietnam’s SeAH Steel Vina Corporation received a final dumping margin of 24.22 percent.
Another Vietnamese respondent, Hot Rolling Pipe Co., Ltd. Vietnam, which failed to answer the DOC’s questionnaire, received 111.47 percent – the highest margin called for in the petition.
The Canadian investigation marks the seventh anti-dumping and countervailing probes against Vietnamese products since 2011.

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