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Tribunal finds dumping of gypsum board from the U.S. injures Canadian industry

August 12, 2016

After a preliminary injury inquiry the Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced that it found a reasonable indication that the dumping of gypsum board from the United States, imported into Canada for use or consumption in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories, has caused injury or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

In early June the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping of the goods in question, following a complaint filed by a manufacturer in Ontario.

Now that the Tribunal ruled on the question of injury, the CBSA will investigate to confirm that the imports are indeed being dumped, and will make a preliminary determination by September 6, 2016.

Provisional anti-dumping duties could soon be applicable to imports of the goods under investigation. In such a case the preliminary decisions of the Tribunal and the CBSA will have to be confirmed by final decisions.

Link: Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-001

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