|18 Aug 2017||Initiation|
ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYNo
On August 18, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations respecting the dumping and subsidizing of polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) from China, India, Oman and Pakistan. This investigation follows receipt of a written complaint on June 29, 2017, from Compagnie Selenis Canada of Montreal, Québec. That petition had also alleged dumping on the part of Turkey. With respect to certain PET resin from Turkey, the CBSA is of the opinion that the evidence does not disclose a reasonable indication that the dumping of those goods has caused or is threatening to cause injury to the Canadian industry. For this reason, the CBSA is not initiating a dumping investigation in respect of certain PET resin from Turkey.
On November 1, 2017 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) determined that the evidence discloses a reasonable indication that the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of the subject goods have caused injury to the domestic industry.
On November 16, 2017, the CBSA made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing with respect to these imports. Provisional dumping and countervailing duties will now be payable on the subject goods that are released from the CBSA on or after November 16, 2017.
On February 14, 2018, the CBSA terminated the subsidy investigation for the Sultanate of Oman and Pakistan. On the same day, the CBSA made a final determination of dumping for China, India, Oman, and Pakistan, and a final determination of subsidizing for China and India.
As all exporters of goods originating in or exported from Oman and Pakistan have an insignificant amount of subsidy, the termination of the subsidy investigation in respect of subject goods from these exporters will effectively end the CBSA’s subsidy proceedings in respect of goods from Oman and Pakistan.
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