The pipes being subjected to the tariffs amounted to about $235 million in Canadian exports to the U.S. last year.
In a further deterioration of Canada’s trade relationship with the U.S., the Trump Administration plans to impose anti-dumping duties on pipes made in Canada.
According to the CP, the duties will apply to “large-diameter welded pipe from Canada and five other countries.”
“The other countries being hit with duties include China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey, with penalties ranging from 3.45 per cent for Turkey to over 132 per cent for China.”
The U.S. claims that pipes sold in the above-named countries were priced below fair value, which the U.S. sees as undercutting their domestic pipe industry.
These are preliminary duties, meaning they will take effect in the interim while the potential imposition of further/different duties is studied by the U.S. Commerce Department.