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Mar 17, 2023

Tenaris Canada was engaged in two anti-dumping and countervailing duty re-investigations before the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”).

These re-investigations were aimed at stopping an unprecedented volume of low-priced Chinese imports into the Canadian market during 2022. According to Global Affairs Canada, the Chinese oil-country tubular goods (“OCTG”) steel imports into the Canadian market, was valued around C$384 million for 2022.

The McMillan team, including Jonathan O’Hara, William Pellerin and Tayler Farrell, was successful in convincing CBSA to initiate a second re-investigation immediately after the first concluded due to the urgency of the situation. The result of the re-investigation is expected to prevent Chinese producers from selling OCTG (pipe products) at unfair prices into the Canadian market, thereby protecting the Canadian market for Tenaris.

Our client, the Techint Group (including Tenaris Canada) is the largest global manufacturer and supplier of seamless steel pipes. The company primarily serves the energy industry with 23,000 employees around the world and revenue of US$27B.

McMillan’s International Trade Practice Group advises companies ranging from multinationals to small and growing businesses located in Canada and around the world, helping them steer through unfamiliar laws and regulations, treaties, customs, tariffs, language barriers and bureaucracy. Bringing a combination of real-time business solutions and tactical excellence, McMillan’s lawyers are also frequently called upon to represent provincial, national and multinational organizations in international trade tribunals. Likewise, governments turn to our firm for assistance with complex legal issues that require an understanding of political sensitivities. Whether helping to ensure compliance with complex trade regulations, finding the strategic opportunities for trade rules to provide a competitive advantage or mitigating the impact of trade regulations on your business, McMillan is invested in understanding the business climate to help clients stay ahead.