Hanoi (VNA) – The Canada Border Services Agency announced that it is launching investigations into whether or not certain copper pipe fittings (CPF) originating from Vietnam are being sold at unfair prices in Canada, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The investigations are the results of a complaint filed by Cello Products Inc. in Cambridge, Ontario. The company said that due to price undercutting from Vietnam, it faces lost sales and market share, resulting in negative financial results.

Period for the investigations was from January 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.

The CBSA will make a preliminary decision by January 25, 2018.

The CPF are used to connect copper pipes, tubes or other CPF to one another. The fittings can also be used to connect copper tubing to other metal systems by use of threaded fittings. CPF can be used in heating, plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration applications.-VNA