Canada Launches Re-investigation on Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Taiwan

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), respecting certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Taiwan, and the amounts of subsidy respecting certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from China (subject goods).


The product definition and the applicable tariff classification number of the goods subject to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) order are contained in Appendix 1. Link to Appendix 1:


The re-investigation is part of the enforcement of the CITT’s order made on January 5, 2015 in Expiry Review No. RR-2014-001, continuing, with amendments, its order made on January 6, 2010 in Expiry Review No. RR-2009-001 continuing, with amendments, its findings made on January 7, 2005 in Inquiry No. NQ-2004-005.


It is anticipated that this re-investigation will be concluded by November 14, 2019.


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 May 13, 2019. An exporter will be considered cooperative if the requested information is submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data.


Where an exporter of subject goods 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 the rate of 170% of the export price of the subject goods imported into Canada, in accordance with a ministerial specification pursuant to section 29 of SIMA.


Similarly, in cases where the Government of China or exporters in China fail to provide complete and accurate submissions enabling the determination of specific amounts of subsidy, countervailing duties will be assessed at the rate of 1.25 Chinese Renminbi per kilogram in accordance with a ministerial specification pursuant to subsection 30.4(2) of SIMA.


Exporters that are not the manufacturer of the subject goods will receive normal values and specific amounts of subsidy only to the extent that their suppliers/manufacturers provide sufficient information to the CBSA to permit the determination of normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy.


Please note that, for the current re-investigation, the CBSA is contacting known and potential importers and exporters. However, any importers or exporters who have not received a letter from the CBSA with the accompanying RFI, and who wish to provide a response to the RFI are advised to contact one of the officers identified below. Similarly, it is suggested that importers contact their exporter(s) to determine if the exporter(s) has received the Dumping RFI and whether they intend to cooperate with the CBSA in this re-investigation.


Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit

Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate

Canada Border Services Agency

100 Metcalfe Street, 11th floor

Ottawa, ON K1A 0L8


Officers' names and contact information:

Robert Wright: 613-954-1643

Jin Hyuck Lee: 613-954-7180



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