Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

November 23, 2006 13:00 ET

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Initiates Inquiry

Certain Disposable Adult Incontinence Briefs from France

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 23, 2006) - The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated a preliminary inquiry into a complaint by SCA North America-Canada that dumped imports of disposable adult incontinence briefs from France have injured Canadian producers. The Tribunal's inquiry is required by law as a result of the initiation of a dumping investigation by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

This is the first step in the Tribunal's injury inquiry process. On January 22, 2007, the Tribunal will determine whether there is a reasonable indication that the alleged dumping has injured Canadian producers. If so, the CBSA will continue its investigation and, by February 20, 2007, will issue a preliminary determination. If this preliminary determination indicates that there has been dumping, the CBSA will then continue its investigation and, concurrently, the Tribunal will initiate an injury inquiry. Anti-dumping duties will be imposed only if the Tribunal finds that dumped products are injuring or threatening to injure Canadian producers.

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, safeguard complaints, complaints about federal government procurement and appeals of customs and excise tax rulings. 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 inquiry may do so by filing a Notice of Participation.

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