Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

July 16, 2012 14:00 ET

The CBSA Investigates the Dumping and Subsidizing of Certain Unitized Wall Modules

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 16, 2012) - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it is initiating investigations into the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain unitized wall modules originating in or exported from the People's Republic of China.

The investigations follow a complaint filed by Allan Window Technologies of Concord, Ontario, Ferguson Neudorf Glass Inc. of Beamsville, Ontario, Flynn Canada Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario, Inland Glass & Aluminum Ltd. of Kamloops, British Columbia, Oldcastle Building Envelope of Concord, Ontario, Sota Glazing Inc. of Brampton, Ontario, Starline Architectural Windows Ltd. of Langley, British Columbia and Toro Aluminum of Concord, Ontario ("the complainants").

The complainants allege that the dumping and subsidizing of these goods are harming Canadian production by causing the following: lost sales, price erosion, price suppression, reduced profitability, loss of market share, reduced employment and underutilization of capacity.

Dumping occurs when goods are sold to importers in Canada at prices that are less than their selling prices in the exporter's domestic market or at unprofitable prices. Subsidizing occurs when goods imported into Canada benefit from foreign government financial assistance. The Special Import Measures Act protects Canadian producers from the damaging effects of such unfair trade.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (Tribunal) will now begin a preliminary inquiry to determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers and will issue a decision by September 14, 2012. While the Tribunal is examining the question of injury, the CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being dumped and/or subsidized, and will make a preliminary decision by October 15, 2012.

Should the CBSA make a preliminary determination of dumping and/or subsidizing, the investigations will be continued for the purpose of making a final decision within 90 days after the date of the preliminary determination. If the CBSA's investigations reveal that imports of the subject goods have not been dumped or subsidized, that the margin of dumping or amount of subsidy is insignificant or that the actual and potential volume of dumped or subsidized goods is negligible, the investigations will instead be terminated.

Duties to counteract dumping and subsidizing are normally only applied to goods released on or after the date of the CBSA's preliminary determination(s). However, if the Tribunal determines that an unusually large increase in harmful imports has occurred prior to the CBSA's decision and that the retroactive application of anti-dumping or countervailing duty is therefore justified, duty could be levied on the goods brought into Canada as of today.

A copy of the Statement of Reasons, which provides more details about these investigations, will be available on the CBSA's Web site at within 15 days. More information on the CBSA's Anti-dumping and Countervailing Directorate or the Special Import Measures Act can also be found on this site.

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