ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Dec 2014

In December 2014, the government of Canada initiated a new anti-subsidy and antidumping investigation and definitive duties were imposed in July 2015. In March 2021, the definitive duty was extended for a new period.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

The Canada Border Services Agency, Concerning the initiation of investigations into the dumping and subsidizing of CERTAIN PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES AND LAMINATES ORIGINATING IN OR EXPORTED FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, December 2014: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/i-e/ad1405/ad1405-i14-de-eng.html
The Canada Border Services Agency, Concerning the preliminary determinations with respect to the dumping and the subsidizing of CERTAIN PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES AND LAMINATES ORIGINATING IN OR EXPORTED FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, issued on 20 March 2015: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/i-e/ad1405/ad1405-i14-pd-eng.html
The Canada Border Services Agency, Archived - SIMA – Final Determinations Respecting Certain Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/i-e/ad1405/ad1405-i14-nf-eng.html
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Finding, issued on 3 July 2015: https://decisions.citt-tcce.gc.ca/citt-tcce/a/en/item/354346/index.do
The Canada Border Services Agency, Notice of initiation of expiry review investigation, issued on 22 May 2020: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/er-rre/sml2020/sml2020-ni-eng.html
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Order, issued on 25 March 2021: https://decisions.citt-tcce.gc.ca/citt-tcce/a/en/item/494513/index.do

Inception date: 05 Mar 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On 5 December 2014, the Canadian Canada Border Services Agency initiated an antidumping investigation on imports of photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. The products subject to investigation are classified under HS code subheading 8541.40. This investigation follows the application lodged by Eclipsall Energy Corporation, Heliene Inc., Silfab Ontario Inc., and Solgate Inc. The Canadian authorities initiated in tandem an anti-subsidy investigation on the subject good from China, see related intervention. 

On 5 March 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency imposed a provisional duty on imports of the subject good from China. The estimated dumping margins range between 9.1% and 202%. The provisional duty imposed is equal to the combined dumping margins and subsidy amounts. The provisional duty is between 9.14% and 286.1% depending on the company. The notice imposing the provisional duty was issued on 20 March 2015. 

On 3 July 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued its findings imposing definitive duties on imports of photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. The rate of duty is between 9.3% and 154.4%. 

On 22 May 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency initiated a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on the subject good from China. 

On 25 March 2021, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued its findings extending the definitive duty imposed on imports of photovoltaic modules and laminates from China for a new period. 

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Inception date: 05 Mar 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-subsidy

On 5 December 2014, the Canadian Canada Border Services Agency initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. The products subject to investigation are classified under HS code subheading 8541.40. This investigation follows the application lodged by Eclipsall Energy Corporation, Heliene Inc., Silfab Ontario Inc., and Solgate Inc. The Canadian authorities initiated in tandem an antidumping investigation on the subject good from China, see related intervention. 

On 5 March 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency imposed a provisional duty on imports of the subject good from China. The estimated subsidy amounts range between 0.3% and 84.1%. The provisional duty imposed is equal to the combined dumping margins and subsidy amounts. The provisional duty imposed is between 9.14% and 286.1% depending on the company. The notice imposing the provisional duty was issued on 20 March 2015. 

On 3 July 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued its findings imposing definitive duties on imports of photovoltaic modules and laminates from China. The rate of duty is between CNY 0.003 and 0.340 per Watt. 

On 22 May 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency initiated a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on the subject good from China. 

On 25 March 2021, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued its findings extending the definitive duty imposed on imports of photovoltaic modules and laminates from China for a new period.