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Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese Products

Canada Initiates AD Investigation on Steel Concrete Rebar from Hong Kong
The Canada Border Services Agency has initiated an antidumping investigation of hot-rolled deformed steel concrete reinforcing bar in straight lengths or coils, commonly identified as rebar, in various diameters up to and including 56.4 millimetres, in various finishes, excluding plain round bar and fabricated rebar products, classified under HTSCA 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, 7215.90.0090 and 7227.90.0090, from Hong Kong. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding is 10 mm diameter (10M) rebar produced to meet the requirements of CSA G30 18.09 (or equivalent standards) that is coated to meet the requirements of epoxy standard ASTM A775/A 775M 04a (or equivalent standards), in lengths from one foot (30.48 cm) up to and including eight feet (243.84 cm). The CBSA is expected to issue its preliminary determination by 17 November.

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 are due by 20 September. These submissions 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 is threatening 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 19 October.

Canada Begins Interim Review of AD and CV Duty Orders on Fasteners
The CITT has initiated an interim review of the AD and CV duty orders on certain carbon steel fasteners classified under HTSCA 7318.11.0000, 7318.12.0000, 7318.14.0000, 7318.15.0011, 7318.15.0012, 7318.15.0021, 7318.15.0029, 7318.15.0031, 7318.15.0032, 7318.15.0039 and 7318.15.0044 from mainland China. At the request of Canimex Inc., the review will seek to determine whether certain fasteners should be excluded from these orders. Parties wishing to participate in this review must file a notice of participation by noon 13 September. Written submissions may also be filed by noon 3 October and reply submissions are due by 18 October.

Brazil Issues Results of Anti-Circumvention Probes of Ceramic Tableware
Brazilian authorities recently issued final determinations in two additional anti-circumvention probes of the AD duty order on mainland Chinese ceramic tableware classified under NCM 6911.10.10, 6911.10.90, 6911.90.00 and 6912.00.00. Specifically, MDIC has determined that import licences should not be issued to imports of subject tableware claiming to be produced in Taiwan by Chiqin Yong Industry Co. Limited or Wei Hand Int’l Co. Limited.

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