3 Sept 2018
Miscellaneous Canadian AD/CV Actions on Mainland Chinese Products
Canada Considers Sunset Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Silicon Metal
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is seeking comments from interested parties by 21 September on whether it should initiate an expiry review of the AD and CV duty orders on mainland Chinese silicon metal containing at least 96.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight, as well as silicon metal containing between 89.00 percent and 96.00 percent silicon by weight that contains aluminium greater than 0.20 percent by weight, of all forms and sizes, classified under HTSCA 2804.69.0000. 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 orders will be allowed to expire as scheduled on 18 November.
Submissions may address such issues as the likelihood of continued or resumed dumping and subsidising of the goods, the likely volume and price ranges of dumped and subsidised imports if dumping and subsidising 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 orders were allowed to expire. The CITT will issue a decision on 16 October on whether an expiry review is warranted.
Canada Begins Sunset Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Wall Modules
Canadian authorities have begun an expiry (i.e., sunset) review of the AD and CV duty orders on mainland Chinese unitised wall modules, with or without infill, including fully assembled frames, with or without fasteners, trims, cover caps, window operators, gaskets, load transfer bars, sunshades and anchor assemblies, excluding non‑unitised building envelope systems such as stick systems and point-fixing systems, classified under HTSCA 7008.00.0000, 7308.30.0021, 7610.10.0010, 7610.10.0020, 7610.90.9030 and 7610.90.9090.
The Canada Border Services Agency will accept questionnaire responses and other information from interested parties through 4 October and will issue its determination by 25 January 2019. In the event of a positive determination, the CITT will determine by 3 July 2019 whether the continued or resumed dumping or subsidising is likely to result in injury or retardation. The CITT will hold a public hearing in connection with this review on 23 April 2019.