Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

April 22, 2009 16:00 ET

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Initiates Expiry Review

Fasteners From China and Chinese Taipei

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated an expiry review of its findings made on January 7, 2005, in Inquiry No. NQ-2004-005, concerning the dumping of certain carbon steel fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei and the subsidizing of such fasteners from China, as well as the dumping of certain stainless steel fasteners from Chinese Taipei.

On August 20, 2009, the Canada Border Services Agency will determine if there is a likelihood of resumed or continued dumping and subsidizing. In the event of a positive determination, the Tribunal will determine, on January 6, 2010, whether the continued or resumed dumping and subsidizing are likely to result in injury or retardation.

The Tribunal is an independent quasi-judicial body that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance. It hears cases on dumped and subsidized imports, complaints about federal government procurement, appeals of customs and excise tax rulings and safeguard complaints. When requested by the federal government, the Tribunal also provides advice on other economic, trade and tariff matters.

Any interested person, association or government that wishes to participate in the Tribunal's expiry review may do so by filing a Notice of Participation.

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