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Canada Makes Preliminary Affirmative AD/CV Determination on Steel Sinks, Considers Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Bicycles

The Canada Border Services Agency has made a preliminary affirmative determination in its AD and CV investigation of certain mainland Chinese 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 cm) 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 cm), excluding sinks fabricated by hand, classified under HTSCA 7324.10.0011, 7324.10.0019, 7324.10.0021 and 7324.10.0029. As a result of this decision, the CBSA will preliminarily assess AD duties on all appropriate entries using the rates shown below.

Exporter Estimated Dumping Margin Estimated Subsidy Amount
Jiangmen New Star Hi-Tech Enterprise Ltd. 21.1% 0.13%
Guangzhou Komodo Kitchen Technology Co. Ltd. 31.1% 3.44%
Zhongshan Superte Kitchenware Co. Ltd. 55% 0.07%
Guangdong Dongyuan Kitchenware Industrial Co. Ltd. 55% 0.1%
Guangdong Yingao Kitchen Utensils Co. Ltd. 55% 0.9%
Jiangxi Zoje Kitchen and Bath Industry Co. Ltd. 55% 19.5%
Bonke Kitchen & Sanitary Industrial Co. Ltd. 55% 19.5%
Gacor Kitchenware (Ningbo) Co. Ltd. 55% 19.5%
All other exporters 55.% 19.5%

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has initiated the final phase of its injury investigation to determine whether the dumping and subsidising of the above-mentioned merchandise has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry. A public hearing in this investigation will be held on 23 April and a final determination is expected by 24 May. Interested parties may also file product exclusion requests with the CITT by 23 March.

Separately, the CITT is seeking comments from interested parties by 27 February on whether it should initiate an expiry review of the AD duty order on mainland Chinese bicycles, assembled or unassembled, with wheel diameters of 16 inches (40.64 cm) and greater, excluding bicycles with an FOB selling price exceeding CAN$225 and excluding bicycles with foldable frames and stems, classified under HTSCA 8712.00.0012, 8714.91.9000, 8712.00.0020, 8712.00.0030, 8712.00.0040, 8712.00.0050 and 8712.00.0090. The CITT will only initiate a review if it determines that there is sufficient information for such a review to be performed. If a review is not initiated, the order will be allowed to expire as scheduled on 9 December 2012. Submissions may address such issues as the likelihood of continued or resumed dumping of the goods, the likely volume and price ranges of dumped imports if dumping were to continue or resume, the domestic industry’s recent performance, including trends in production, sales, market share, domestic prices, costs and profits, and the likelihood of injury to the domestic industry if the order were allowed to expire. The CITT will issue a decision on 28 March on whether an expiry review is warranted.

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