Canada: Final antidumping duty imposed on Greenhouse Bell Peppers from the Netherlands
On September 20, 2010, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made a final determination of dumping in respect of greenhouse bell peppers originating in or exported from the Netherlands. The results of the investigation found that 99.4% of the goods exported to Canada during the period of investigation were dumped by a weighted average margin of 193%, expressed as a percentage of the export price. The finding is described at greater length in the Statement of Reasons published on October 5, 2010.
In March 2010, the CBSA originally initiated an anti-dumping investigation with low-priced Dutch sweet bell peppers being sold into the Canadian market, due to a complaint of injurious dumping, filed by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG).
On October 19, 2010 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal determined that the dumping of greenhouse bell peppers from the Netherlands had not caused injury but was threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry. Thus, antidumping duties were imposed and will be collected.
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?||No|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?||No|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?||No|
|Was such evidence identified?||No|
|Is such evidence publicly available?||No|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?||No|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?||No|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?||No|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?||No|
Date of inception: 21 May 2010
GTA Evaluation: Red
Canada International Trade Tribunal:
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL FINDS THREAT OF INJURY
GREENHOUSE BELL PEPPERS FROM THE NETHERLANDS
and the Findings: