November 18, 2016
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced that, in the course of its preliminary injury inquiry, it found a reasonable indication that the dumping and/or subsidizing of certain fabricated industrial steel components from China, Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom have caused injury or are threatening to cause injury to Canadian industry.
In September the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping of the goods in question from the five countries, and the alleged injurious subsidizing of the same goods from China, following a complaint filed by Canadian manufacturers in Lévis, Québec and Edmonton, Alberta.
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 January 3, 2017.
Provisional anti-dumping and/or countervailing 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-2016-003