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CARBON STEEL WELDED PIPE

Inquiries (Section 42)


CARBON STEEL WELDED PIPE
Inquiry No. NQ-2008-001

Order issued
Tuesday, May 6, 2008


TABLE OF CONTENTS

IN THE MATTER of an inquiry, pursuant to section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act, respecting carbon steel welded pipe, commonly identified as standard pipe, in the nominal size range of 1/2 inch up to and including 6 inches (12.7 mm to 168.3 mm in outside diameter) inclusive, in various forms and finishes, usually supplied to meet ASTM A53, ASTM A135, ASTM A252, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, ASTM F1083 or Commercial Quality, or AWWA C200-97 or equivalent specifications, including water well casing, piling pipe, sprinkler pipe and fencing pipe, but excluding oil and gas line pipe made to API specifications exclusively, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

ORDER

WHEREAS the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) is required, pursuant to section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act, to make inquiry as to whether the dumping and subsidizing of the aforementioned goods have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry;

AND WHEREAS, based upon information available to the Tribunal, it appears that R&R Trading Co. Ltd. (R&R Trading) is a significant importer of the goods that are the subject of the Tribunal’s inquiry;

AND WHEREAS R&R Trading is refusing to provide information requested by the Tribunal in its questionnaire request;

AND WHEREAS the Tribunal considers such information to be relevant and important to the conduct of its inquiry;

AND WHEREAS, pursuant to subsection 17(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, the Tribunal has, as regards the production and inspection of documents, the enforcement of its orders and other matters necessary or proper for the due exercise of its jurisdiction, all such powers, rights and privileges as are vested in a superior court of record;

UPON the Tribunal’s own motion;

AND UPON being satisfied that R&R Trading has or is likely to have information in its possession or control relevant to the Tribunal’s inquiry;

THE TRIBUNAL ORDERS THAT:

1. A duly authorized representative of R&R Trading shall make and deliver to the Tribunal a written return of information under oath or solemn affirmation in fulfilment of the information requirements listed in the attached schedule.

2. Unless R&R Trading attends before the Tribunal before May 16, 2008 and satisfies the Tribunal that this order should not have been issued or that the required information cannot reasonably be provided, the required information is to be received no later than close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on May 20, 2008 at the office of the Secretary of the Tribunal at the following address:

The Secretary
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
Standard Life Centre
333 Laurier Avenue West
15th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G7

3. The information provided by R&R Trading in fulfilment of the information requirements listed in the attached schedule may be designated as confidential by R&R Trading in accordance with sections 43 to 49 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act.

James A. Ogilvy
James A. Ogilvy
Presiding Member

Ellen Fry
Ellen Fry
Member

Serge Fréchette
Serge Fréchette
Member

Hélène Nadeau
Hélène Nadeau
Secretary

SCHEDULE

Information Required

A complete response to the Tribunal’s Importers’ Questionnaire for Inquiry No. NQ-2008-001 (Carbon Steel Welded Pipe).

The Importers’ Questionnaire can be downloaded from the Tribunal’s Web site at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca/doc/english/dumping/inquiries/orders/archive_nq2i01a1_e.zip.


Case Number(s)

NQ-2008-001

Attachment(s)

Status

Publication Date

Friday, May 9, 2008

Modification Date

Friday, May 9, 2008