November 11, 2016
Due to the complexity and novelty of the issues presented by the investigations into the alleged injurious dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from Belarus, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Portugal and Spain, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it extended the 90-day period for making preliminary decisions, pertaining to all or part of the investigations, to 135 days.
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal determined in October that there is preliminary evidence that dumping has caused injury or are threatening to cause injury to Canadian industry. Provisional anti-dumping duties could be applied to the goods in question if CBSA confirms that they are the subject of dumping.
The decision by CBSA to issue its preliminary determination, or to terminate all or part of the investigation, will now be made on or before January 3, 2017.
The CBSA also issued a notice that it was initiating a Section 20 Inquiry as it now has reason to believe that the prices in the rebar sector in Belarus are influenced by the government of that country and are not substantially the same as they would be if they were determined in a competitive market.
Link: Notice of Extension of Investigation
Link: Notice of Initiation of Section 20 Inquiry