Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

March 28, 2007 14:30 ET

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Issues Finding: Copper Rod from Brazil and the Russian Federation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2007) - The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today issued a finding following its injury inquiry into a complaint by Nexans Canada Inc. (Nexans) of Montreal-Est, Quebec, that dumped imports of copper rod from Brazil and the Russian Federation and subsidized imports of copper rod from Brazil have injured Canadian producers.

The Tribunal will issue the reasons for its finding on April 12, 2007.

On October 30, 2006, the Tribunal determined that there was a reasonable indication that the alleged dumping and subsidizing had injured Canadian producers and, on November 29, 2006, initiated an injury inquiry. On February 26, 2007, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made a final determination of dumping and subsidizing.

As the Tribunal has found that the dumping of copper rod from Brazil and the Russian Federation and the subsidizing of copper rod from Brazil have not caused injury and are not threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry, anti-dumping and countervailing duties will not continue to be collected by the CBSA.

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.

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