Canadian Trade Watchdog Targets Chinese Pup Joints

Law360, New York (November 30, 2011, 7:28 PM EST) -- The Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued a preliminary finding Tuesday that domestic producers of steel pup joints are put at a disadvantage by comparable low-cost Chinese imports that are allegedly subsidized and dumped on the Canadian market.

The tribunal, an independent quasi-judicial body that reviews disputes over imports, said Tuesday there is sufficient evidence to indicate that the cheap Chinese imports of pup joints made of carbon or alloy steel have injured Canadian manufacturers.

"The tribunal finds that the evidence discloses a reasonable indication that the...
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