CBSA to Re-Investigate Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar

 

Trade Update • Sept. 12, 2022

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he Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), respecting certain concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) originating in or exported from the Republic of Turkey.

The re-investigation is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) order issued October 14, 2020 in Expiry Review No. RR-2019-003.

The product definition and the applicable tariff classification numbers of the goods subject to the CITT’s order can be found on the CBSA’s Measures in Force.

Normal values established during this re-investigation will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the re-investigation. Normal values currently in place will expire on that date. Normal values determined on the basis of the re-investigation will be applied to any entries of subject goods under appeal that have yet to be re-determined at the time of the conclusion of this re-investigation.

Exporters that wish to participate in this re-investigation are required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s Request for Information (RFI) by October 17, 2022. An exporter will be considered co operative if the requested information is submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data. In the course of this re-investigation, the CBSA will also be investigating allegations that a Particular Market Situation exists in the Turkish rebar sector and with respect to each of the Turkish rebar exporters, due to the alleged use of inputs of Russian origin, whose costs were allegedly abnormally impacted by international sanctions. Interested parties are encouraged to submit information and comments on this matter by October 17, 2022. A complete listing of dates of interest is available on the re-investigation schedule.

Where an exporter of subject goods which has been asked to respond to a RFI does not provide sufficient information to determine specific normal values or does not permit verification of information submitted, anti-dumping duties will be assessed at a rate of 41%, in accordance with a ministerial specification pursuant to section 29 of SIMA, expressed as a percentage of the export price of the subject goods imported into Canada.

Exporters that are not the manufacturer of the subject goods (e.g. trading companies, vendors, etc.) will receive their own normal values only to the extent that their suppliers/manufacturers provide sufficient information to permit the determination of normal values and export prices.

Please note, that for the current re-investigation, the CBSA is contacting all known and potential exporters. Any importers or exporters who wish to provide a response to the RFI are advised to contact one of the officers identified below to obtain a copy of the RFI. It is suggested that importers contact their exporter(s) to determine if the exporter(s) intend to co-operate with the CBSA in this re-investigation.

Where applicable, the normal values and export prices determined as a result of this re-investigation may be applied retroactively. Exporters with normal values are required to promptly inform the CBSA in writing of changes to domestic prices, costs, market conditions or terms of sale associated with the production and sales of the goods. All parties are cautioned that where there are increases in domestic prices, and/or costs as noted above, the export price for sales to Canada should be increased accordingly to ensure that any sale made to Canada is not only above the normal value but at or above selling prices and full costs and profit of the goods in the exporter’s domestic market. If exporters did not properly notify the CBSA of any such changes, did not adjust export prices accordingly, or did not provide the information required to make any necessary adjustments to normal values and export prices, retroactive assessments of anti-dumping duty may be warranted. Please refer to the CBSA’s re-investigation and normal value review policy (Memorandum D14-1-8) for details.

Contact

Telephone:

  • Lindsay Kyne: 343-553-1587
  • Rob Wright: 343-553-1729

Email: simaregistry-depotlmsi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

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