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


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

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

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

The U.S. launched the plumb after five U.S. companies  — American Cast Iron Briar Company of Birmingham, Ala., Berg Steel Pipe Corp. of Panama Conurbation, Fla., Dura-Bond Industries of Steelton, Pa., Skyline Steel of Parsippany, N.J., and Stupp Corporation of Baton Rouge, La. — filed pleas.

In the anti-dumping probe, the U.S. Commerce Department said it will determine if suggestions of large-diameter welded pipe from Canada, Greece, China, India, Korea and Turkey are being dumped in the U.S. exchange at less than fair value. The countervailing probe will examine if imports into the U.S. of products from China, India, Korea and Turkey are have government subsidies.

“With an 81 per cent increase in trade cases trained since President Trump took office, this administration has made it absolve that we will vigorously administer anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws,” asseverated Ross.

The U.S. Commerce Department said Canada shipped about $66 million importance of the pipe products to the United States in 2016. 

Adam Austen, a spokesperson for Canada’s chaplain of foreign affairs, said in an email to CBC News that the U.S. enjoys a shoppers surplus with Canada in steel exports, adding that Canadian and U.S. brace producers are a key part of the highly integrated North American manufacturing sector.

“We are in mean contact with our exporters and will work with them to watch over against these baseless claims,” Austen said.

Trump beef

News of the probe comes a day after Trump complained about Canadian selling practices. 

“Canada does not treat us right in terms of the farming and the crossing the hems,” Trump said. 

“We cannot continue to be taken advantage of by other nations.”

Speaking with reporters Monday, Trump also raised the smutty of some form of penalty tax on some imports into the United Conditions. Trump has spoken of an import tax before, and said yesterday that uncountable details could be coming this week.

“We are going to charge outbacks outside of our country — countries that take advantage of the United States,” Trump bring up.

On Tuesday, however, there were reports that White Billet officials were seeking to downplay Trump’s comments.

The Canadian Jam and Reuters both reported that an unnamed senior administration endorsed said there were no formal plans in the works to introduce a misnamed “reciprocal tax.”

The new case of large-diameter welded pipe imports is just latest documentation of trade friction between Canada and the United States.

The two countries are mizen over duties on U.S. imports of Canada softwood lumber — a case that Canada has infatuated to the WTO.

In addition, the U.S. government moved last year to put duties on U.S. imports of Bombardier’s C Series aircraft.

In any way, a U.S. trade body rejected the duties, finding that no U.S. producer suffered wound from government assistance provided to Bombardier.

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