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Korean Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe

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On September 06, 2023, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) released its Order continuing the CITT’s original 2018 finding of dumping of carbon and alloy steel line pipe from the Republic of Korea (“South Korea”) but excluding two categories of welded line pipe further described below.

The Subject Goods defined in the order included:

Carbon and alloy steel line pipe, originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea, welded or seamless, having a nominal outside diameter from 2.375 inches (60.3 mm) up to and including 24 inches (610 mm) (with all dimensions being plus or minus allowable tolerances contained in the applicable standards), including line pipe meeting or supplied to meet any one or several of API 5L, CSA Z245.1, ISO 3183, ASTM A333, ASTM A106, ASTM A53-B or their equivalents, in all grades, whether or not meeting specifications for other end uses (e.g., single-, dual-, or multiple‑certified, for use in oil and gas or other applications), and regardless of end finish (plain ends, beveled ends, threaded ends, or threaded and coupled ends), surface finish (coated or uncoated), wall thickness, or length, excluding galvanized line pipe and excluding stainless steel line pipe (containing 10.5% or more by weight of chromium), and excluding goods covered by the Tribunal’s finding in inquiry NQ‑2012‑003.

New Exclusions

Without getting into the heavy heavy detail the CITT excluded two goods from the Order, which we paraphrase here as follows:

  1. Submerged arc longitudinal welded line pipe, regardless of grade, having nominal outside diameters from and including 18 inches to 24 inches (610 mm), in lengths of 60 feet (18.288 m), but only for exclusive use in slurry or tailings piping systems in oils sands projects and marked accordingly.
  2. Similar submerged arc longitudinal welded line pipe, for the exclusive end use of high-temperature steam distribution in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) or Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS) processes, and marked accordingly.

Next Steps

Canadian importers and foreign exporters and producers should understand whether their goods fall under the purview of CITT Orders, and it can never be too early to get the specialized legal help to navigate the questions that come with that.

A copy of the relevant Order is available here.

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