Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Canada Border Services Agency Concludes Reinvestigation of Normal Values & Export Prices of Copper Pipe Fittings

On April 1, 2010 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded its reinvestigation of the normal values and export prices of certain cast and wrot copper pipe fittings from the United States of America, Korea and China. April 1, 2010 was he scheduled conclusion date and this was not a practical joke being played on importers by the CBSA SIMA Directorate.

The following exporters have received normal values (which I like to call the secret price lists):

Exporters that have received normal values:

United States

Elkhart Products Corporation

Interstate Assembly Systems

Mueller Industries Inc.

Nibco Inc.

Republic of Korea

Jungwoo Metal Ind. Co., Ltd.

People's Republic of China

Zhuji City Howhi Air Conditioners Made Co., Ltd.

The copper pipe fittings of any exporter not on the above list will be subject to 242% antidumping duties. Normal values will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after April 1, 2010. All normal values previously in place expire on that date.

If you are purchasing goods from one of the listed exporters, you may request that the CBSA inform you whether the price on a purchase order exceeds the normal values calculated for that exporter.

Subject copper pipe fittings from China are also subject to additional countervailing duties. The CBSA has calculated subside rates for (1) Zhuji City Howhi Air Conditioners Made Co., Ltd. and (2) Tianli Pipe Fitting Co., Ltd. All other Chinese exporters' copper pipe fittings will be subject to countervailing duties equal to 17.73 Chinese Renminbi per kilogram.

If you have any questions, please contact Cyndee Todgham Cherniak at 416-307-4168.

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