January 6, 2017
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced that it found that the dumping of gypsum board from the United States, imported for use in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories, has caused injury to the domestic industry.
In the normal course of events, such a decision by the Tribunal means that anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties will be collected by the Canada Border Services Agency on importations of these goods.
The Tribunal also issued its report on whether the imposition of anti-dumping duties on these goods is contrary to Canada's economic, trade or commercial interests, and whether it causes significant harm to consumers of those goods or to businesses who use them.
In its report the Tribunal finds that the duties cause harm locally and suggests a course of action to help and indemnify Canadian businesses and people that may be adversely affected by the imposition of duties.
Link: CITT Inquiry No. NQ-2016-002 (Determination of injury)
Link: CITT Reference No. GC-2016-001 (Recommendations)