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August 21, 2008
On April 23, 2008, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal), pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), initiated an expiry review of its finding made on January 9, 2004, in Inquiry No. NQ-2003-002, concerning certain hot-rolled steel plate originating in or exported from the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgaria), the Czech Republic and Romania.
As a result, the President of the Canada Border Services Agency (the President) initiated an investigation on April 24, 2008, to determine whether the expiry of the finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping of the goods.
The investigation has now been completed and on August 21, 2008, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(7)(a)of SIMA, the President has determined that the expiry of the finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping of the goods from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania.
A Statement of Reasons containing additional details concerning the determination made by the President will be issued within fifteen days. The Statement of Reasons will be posted at the following website:
The Tribunal will now conduct an inquiry to determine whether the expiry of the finding is likely to result in injury or retardation to the Canadian industry, and will make its decision by January 8, 2009.Questions relating to the President’s determination should be addressed to