Tariffs Against Dumping Chinese Fasteners In Review
OTTAWA - The Canadian International Trade Tribunal says it initiated a review of its January 5, 2015 order against the dumping of certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei). The “sunset” rule requires the review on the subsidizing of such goods originating in or exported from China.
As a result this expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency initiated an expiry review investigation to determine whether allowing the order to expire is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidizing of the fasteners. The CBSA plans to 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 the People’s Republic of China and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), excluding fasteners specifically designed for application in the automotive or aerospace industry.”
The fasteners are usually classified under the following tariff classification:
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 Canada Border Services Agency says it 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.
Manshun Tong: 613-954-1666; Joël Joyal: 613-954-7173
A detailed schedule for the investigation is available at: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/er-rre/menu-eng.html.