Canada: Termination of antidumping duties on waterproof footwear from China
On 6 December 2010 Canada decided to terminate the antidumping duties concerning imports of waterproof footwear originating in China.
On May 28, 2009 Canada imposed a preliminary antidumping duty in the form of ad valorem duty of 49% for Viet Nam and 52.30% for China. The investigation was ongoing since February 27, 2009. On August 26, 2009 the Canada Border Services Agency issued a positive final determination of dumping. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is continuing to investigate the injury to the domestic industry. The decision is supposed to be taken until September 25, 2009 and until then the provisional duty remains in place.
On September 25, 2009 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal found that dumping which occured had not been and is not threatening to be injurious to the domestic industry. The duty will therefore not be collected.
On October 21, 2009 the Canada Border Services Agency initiated a reinvestigation of the normal values and export prices for products made in China.
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?||Don't know|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?||Don't Know|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?||Don't Know|
|Was such evidence identified?||Don't Know|
|Is such evidence publicly available?||Don't Know|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?||Don't Know|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?||Don't Know|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?||Don't Know|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?||Don't Know|
Date Discovered: 24/08/2009
Date of inception: 28 May 2009
Duration: 4 months
GTA Evaluation: Red
As reported by: Bown, Chad P. (2009) “Global Antidumping Database,” [Version 5.0, July], available at www.brandeis.edu/~cbown/global_ad/
As reported on Antidumpingpublishing.com.
Notice of Re-investigation
Waterproof Footwear and Bottoms of Rubber and Plastic
Canada Border Services Agency, Case description: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/i-e/ad1377/ad1377-i08-nf-eng.html
Update on 6 December 2010: