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Trade Update • October 12, 2023

SIMA duties continue on certain stainless-steel sinks from China

On October 4, 2023, The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), in partnership with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), concluded an expiry review of the Stainless Steel Sinks case currently in force. As a result of the investigation, importers will continue to pay anti-dumping and countervailing duties on goods subject to this case.

Product Affected

“Stainless steel sinks with a single drawn bowl having a volume between 1,600 and 5,000 cubic inches (26,219.30 and 81,935.32 cubic centimetres) or with multiple drawn bowls having a combined volume between 2,200 and 6,800 cubic inches (36,051.54 and 111,432.04 cubic centimetres), excluding sinks fabricated by hand, 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.

CBSA concludes SIMA re-investigation of certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe

On October 6, 2023 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices respecting certain carbon steel welded pipe (CSWP) originating in or exported from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), India, Oman, South Korea, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates and the subsidizing of CSWP originating in or exported from India, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

Product Affected

Carbon steel welded pipe, commonly identified as standard pipe, in the nominal size range from 1/2 inch up to and including 6 inches (12.7 mm to 168.3 mm in outside diameter) inclusive, in various forms and finishes, usually supplied to meet ASTM A53, ASTM A135, ASTM A252, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, ASTM F1083 or Commercial Quality, or AWWA C200-97 or equivalent specifications, including water well casing, piling pipe, sprinkler pipe and fencing pipe, but excluding oil and gas line pipe made to API specifications

Re-investigation process

At the initiation of the re-investigation, the CBSA sent dumping and subsidy requests for information (RFI) to all known importers, exporters, producers and vendors to solicit information on the costs and selling prices of subject goods and like goods. The information was requested for purposes of updating the normal values, export prices, and amounts of subsidy for subject goods imported into Canada. On-site verifications were conducted at the premises of exporters that provided complete information to the CBSA.

As part of the re-investigation, case briefs were provided by counsel representing the complainant and responding exporters. Details of the representations are provided in Appendix 1. Details pertaining to the information submitted by the exporters in response to the RFIs and supplemental RFIs (SRFI), as well as the results of the CBSA’s re-investigation are provided below.

Specific normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy for future shipments of CSWP have been determined for exporters that submitted a complete response to the dumping RFI, subsidy RFI, SRFIs, deficiency letters, and for whose information was determined reliable as a result of the verification.

Full details regarding this normal value review can be found here.

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