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Anti-Dumping Duties

Carbon Steel Fasteners – Notice of Normal Value Review

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a normal value review (review) to update the normal values and export prices applicable to carbon steel fasteners (fasteners) originating in or exported from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) by Jau Yeou Industry Co., Ltd. (Jau Yeou).

The review is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) order issued on September 2, 2020, respecting the dumping of fasteners originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China) and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) and the subsidizing of such goods, originating in or exported from China, excluding fasteners specifically designed for application in the automotive or aerospace industry, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

Should the exporter decide to participate in this review, it is required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s Request for Information (RFI) by November 19, 2020. The exporter will be considered cooperative if the requested information is complete, submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data.

If the exporter does not provide a complete response to the RFI by the deadline date, normal values applicable to the subject goods will be determined by advancing the export price of the goods by 170%, pursuant to a ministerial specification.

Heavy Plate – Notice of Preliminary Decisions

On October 9, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made a preliminary determination of dumping concerning certain hot‑rolled carbon steel heavy plate and high‑strength low‑alloy steel heavy plate originating in or exported from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Germany, and Turkey.

On the same date the President of the CBSA, pursuant to paragraph 35(2)(a) of SIMA, terminated the dumping investigation in respect of the above mentioned goods originating in or exported from South Korea and Malaysia.

Provisional duties will now be payable on the subject goods from Chinese Taipei, Germany and Turkey that are released from customs on or after October 9, 2020.

Wheat Gluten – Preliminary Injury Inquiry

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), has conducted a preliminary injury inquiry into whether the evidence discloses a reasonable indication that the dumping of wheat gluten, whether or not blended with wheat flour, salt or any other substance, with a minimum wheat protein content of 40% by weight on a dry basis calculated using a Jones Factor of 5.7, originating in or exported from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania, but excluding (i) devitalized wheat gluten; (ii) hydrolyzed wheat gluten; (iii) wheat protein isolates; and (iv) organic wheat gluten that is certified organic in accordance with and otherwise meets the requirements of the Food and Drugs Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. F-27, and regulations made thereunder, and the Safe Food for Canadians Act, S.C. 2012, c. 24, and regulations made thereunder including the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, S.O.R./2018-108, all of which as may be amended or replaced from time to time (the subject goods), has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury, as these words are defined in SIMA.

For greater certainty, the subject goods include but are not limited to vital wheat gluten as defined by the World Health Organization’s Codex Standard 163-1987, Rev. 1-2001 (“Standard for Wheat Protein Products Including Wheat Gluten”).

This preliminary injury inquiry follows the notification, on August 14, 2020, that the President of the Canada Border Services Agency had initiated an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping of wheat gluten from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania.

Concrete Reinforcing Bar – Expiry Review

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal, has conducted an expiry review concerning the dumping 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 millimeters, in various finishes, excluding plain round bar and fabricated rebar products, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey and the subsidizing of the aforementioned goods originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China. In accordance with the finding in Inquiry No. NQ-2014-001, the product definition excludes the following:

• 10-mm-diameter (10M) rebar produced to meet the requirements of CSA G30 18.09 (or equivalent standards) and coated to meet the requirements of epoxy standard ASTM A775/A 775M 04a (or equivalent standards) in lengths from 1 foot (30.48 cm) up to and including 8 feet (243.84 cm).

Pursuant to paragraph 76.03(12)(b) of the Special Import Measures Act, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal hereby continues its finding in respect of the aforementioned goods.


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