GOVERNMENTS/ASSOCIATIONS/FASTENER GROUPS
CITT Initiates an Expiry Review Investigation on Certain Carbon Steel Fasteners from China and Taiwan
2019-11-01

     On October 28, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), initiated an expiry review of its order made on January 5, 2015, in Expiry Review No. RR-2014-001, concerning the dumping of certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from China and Taiwan and the subsidizing of such goods originating in or exported from China.

     As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated an expiry review investigation (investigation) to determine, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of SIMA, whether the expiry of the order is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidizing of the subject goods. The CBSA will make a determination no later than March 26, 2020, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by April 9, 2020.

     The subject goods are defined as:

     “Certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from China and Taiwan, excluding fasteners specifically designed for application in the automotive or aerospace industry”.

     The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers (classification numbers):

     7318.11.00.00

     7318.12.00.00

     7318.14.00.00

     7318.15.00.10

     7318.15.00.42

     7318.15.00.45

     7318.15.00.49

     As part of its investigation, the CBSA forwarded questionnaires to Canadian producers, importers, exporters/foreign producers and to the Government of China. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters/foreign producers who have not received a letter from the CBSA who wish to provide a response to the questionnaire are advised to contact the officers identified below. Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA’s office in Ottawa by December 5, 2019.

     A detailed schedule for the investigation is available at:

www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/er-rre/menu-eng.html

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