Canada Customs Latest SIMA Updates [Jan. 30]

Trade Update • Jan. 30, 2023

Expiry review of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet SIMA case

On January 16, 2024, the Government of Canada has commenced an expiry review of the Corrosion-resistant steel sheet SIMA case currently in force.

  • All products affected are listed here.
  • Information regarding CITT’s portion of the Expiry Review is available here.
  • Details on CBSA’s Expiry Review investigation can be reviewed here.

Expiry reviews are conducted jointly by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) to determine if a SIMA measure will be rescinded after 5 years in force or will be continued for another 5 years. These reviews must be initiated before the scheduled expiry date of the measure.

SIMA duties continue on certain certain steel piling pipe from China

On January 17, 2024, The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), in partnership with the CBSA, concluded an expiry review of the Piling pipe SIMA case currently in force. As a result of the investigation, the CITT is continuing its finding, and importers will continue to pay anti-dumping and countervailing duties on goods subject to this case.

  • All products affected are listed here.
  • Complete details regarding CITT’s decision are available here.
  • The CBSA Expiry Review Determination can be reviewed here.

A reminder to importers that if using the services of a customs broker to clear their importations, the brokerage firm should be advised whether or not the goods are subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties, and be provided with sufficient information necessary to accurately assess SIMA if applicable.

CBSA Re-investigates Gypsum Board SIMA case

On January 17, 2024, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), initiated a re-investigation of the Gypsum board SIMA case currently in force.

  • Complete details regarding CBSA’s re-investigation are available here.

Re-investigations are conducted periodically by the CBSA to update normal values, export prices or amounts of subsidy and to establish values for new exporters or new models to ensure that the values in place accurately reflect current market conditions. Exporters who provide a complete, accurate and timely responses to the CBSA’s request for information (RFI), will be considered cooperative and be provided with normal values. In such case, anti-dumping duties would not apply to imports of subject goods from these exporters which are sold to Canada at or above the normal values issued by CBSA.

SIMA case – Normal values issued to Korean exporter of Hollow structural steel sections

On January 18, 2024, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), concluded an expedited review of the Korean exporter Histeel Co. Ltd, an exporter of goods subject to the Hollow structural sections SIMA case currently in force.

During the review, the exporter submitted a satisfactory response to the Requests for Information (RFI) sent out by CBSA. As such, normal values were issued to both companies.

As a result, as of January 18th, subject goods exported to Canada by this that are sold at or above the normal values issued by CBSA, will not be subject to anti-dumping duties.

  • Complete details regarding CBSA’s notice of conclusion of expedited review can be found here.

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