1. Government of Canada Initiates SIMA Inquiry on Sucker Rods from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

        October 7, 2019 – On September 30, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain sucker rods originating in or exported from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.

        The investigation follows a complaint filed by Apergy Canada ULC – Alberta Oil Tool Division.

        Subsequently, on October 1, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it has initiated an injury inquiry to determine if the alleged dumping of the subject sucker rods has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian manufacturers.

        The subject goods are described as sucker rods, including pony rods, with or without couplings attached and with or without guides attached, manufactured to American Petroleum Institute (API) 11B specifications, equivalent standards or proprietary standards, including in a finished or semi-finished state, made of solid steel, including carbon, alloy and special grades of steel, of 2.5 inches (63.5 mm) or less in diameter of rod body, with stated measurements subject to permissible tolerances.

        Sucker Rods are usually classified under HS classification number 8413.91.00.10. However, classification numbers are for ease of reference only. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

        Parties wishing to participate in the preliminary injury inquiry must file a notice of participation with the CITT on or before October 15, 2019.

        Written submissions & requests for information should be sent to:

        The Registrar, Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal
        15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West
        Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7
        Telephone: 613-993-3595
        E-mail: citt-tcce@tribunal.gc.ca

        Additional Information on the injury inquiry including specific details and a preliminary inquiry schedule, is found in the CITT Notice of Preliminary Injury Inquiry.?

        Questions concerning the initial CBSA investigation should be directed to the following CBSA officers:

        Andrew Manera: 613-946-2052
        Khatira Akbari: 613-952-0532

        More information on the investigation can be found in CBSA’s Notice of Initiation of Investigation.

        A Statement of Reasons will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s website.

        Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.