October 21, 2016
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has been asked by the Finance Department to report on whether the imposition of provisional anti-dumping duties on gypsum board imported from the United States is contrary to Canada's economic, trade or commercial interests, and whether it would cause significant harm to consumers of those goods or to businesses who use them.
Following a preliminary determination of dumping by the Canada Border Services Agency on September 6, 2016 the gypsum board in question, imported for use or consumption in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories, has been subject to provisional duties at rates varying from 105.2% to 276.5%.
The Tribunal had begun its inquiry to formally determine if the dumping was causing prejudice to Canadian industry. It now will also inquire into damages that could be caused to consumers and businesses and report on both matters on January 4, 2017.
Link: CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-002 and Reference No. GC-2016-001