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Dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from 6 countries injures Canadian industry, says Tribunal

October 20, 2016

After a preliminary injury inquiry the Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced that it found a reasonable indication that the alleged injurious dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bar originating or exported from Belarus, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Portugal and Spain has caused injury or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

In August the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping of the goods in question, following a complaint filed by manufacturers in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

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 November 17, 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-2016-002

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