27 July 2018
Canada Initiates AD Investigation on Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet, Scope Proceeding on Fabricated Steel Components
Canada has initiated an AD duty investigation of certain mainland Chinese corrosion-resistant steel sheet. A preliminary injury determination in this investigation is due by 24 September.
The Canada Border Services Agency has initiated an antidumping duty investigation of certain mainland Chinese corrosion-resistant steel sheet classified under HTSCA 7210.30.0000, 7210.69.0010, 7212.50.0014, 7210.49.0010, 7210.69.0020, 7225.91.0000, 7210.49.0020, 7212.20.0000, 7225.92.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7212.30.0000, 7226.99.0010, 7210.61.0000 and 7212.50.0000.
As required by Canadian law, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal has commenced a concurrent preliminary injury inquiry to determine whether the evidence discloses a reasonable indication that the alleged dumping of the subject merchandise has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to a Canadian industry. Submissions by parties opposed to the complaint should include evidence (e.g., documents and sources that support the factual statements in the submissions) and arguments concerning the questions of:
- whether there are goods in Canada, other than those identified in the CBSA’s statement of reasons for initiating the investigation, that are like goods to the allegedly dumped goods;
- whether there is more than one class of allegedly dumped goods;
- which domestic producers of like goods comprise the domestic industry; and
- whether the information before the CITT discloses a reasonable indication that the alleged dumping of the goods has caused injury or retardation or threaten to cause injury.
Parties should note that the CITT does not consider exclusion requests during a preliminary injury inquiry and that none should therefore be filed at this stage. Should the matter proceed to a final inquiry phase, particulars regarding the schedule for filing exclusion requests will be included in a notice of inquiry. The CITT is scheduled to issue its preliminary injury determination on 24 September.
Separately, the CBSA has initiated a scope proceeding to determine whether liquified natural gas modules are subject to the AD and CV duty orders on fabricated industrial steel components classified under HTSCA 7216.99.0010, 7216.99.0020, 7216.99.0030, 7216.99.0091, 7216.99.0099, 7301.20.0010, 7301.20.0020, 7308.40.0000, 7308.90.0060, 7308.90.0096, 7308.90.0099, 7326.90.9090, 8421.99.0090, 8428.31.0000, 8428.32.0000, 8428.33.0000, 8428.39.0030, 8428.39.0041, 8428.39.0049, 8428.39.0080 and 8428.39.0090 from mainland China. A determination is expected by 23 November.