Latest U.S. trade complaint says Canada dumping welded pipe

February 13, 2018

Canada among 6 countries named in new U.S. trade investigation into whether prices are too low or subsidized

The United States government has a new trade beef with Canada: claims that some pipe products are being dumped on the U.S. market at artificially low prices.

Canada is one of six countries named in a new anti-dumping and countervailing duty probe announced Tuesday by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

In a statement, Ross said the trade investigation will look into whether imports of large-diameter welded pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey are being dumped in the United States, and if foreign producers are getting unfair subsidies. The U.S. could impose duties if it finds the imports are hurting its domestic producers.

This was excerpted from the 13 February 2018 edition of CBC News.

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