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Trade Update • October 31, 2023

CBSA commences an expiry review of Sucker Rod SIMA case

On October 17, 2023, The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), in partnership with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), initiated an expiry review of the Sucker Rod SIMA case currently in force.

Expiry reviews are conducted jointly by CBSA and CITT to determine if a SIMA measure will be rescinded after 5 years in force or will be continued for another 5 years.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.

Product Affected

“Sucker rods, including pony rods, with or without couplings attached and with or without guides attached, manufactured to American Petroleum Institute (API) 11B specifications, equivalent standards or proprietary standards, including in a finished or semi-finished state, made of solid steel, including carbon, alloy and special grades of steel, of 2.5 inches (63.5 mm) or less in diameter of rod body, with stated measurements subject to permissible tolerances originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.”

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.

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