Import Statistics for SIMA Measures in Force

Under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) is responsible for establishing if the dumping or subsidizing of imported goods is causing injury to Canadian industry. An injury finding by the CITT provides authority for the CBSA to impose anti-dumping or countervailing duty on dumped or subsidized imports. As part of ongoing enforcement, the CBSA monitors and reviews imports that may be subject to the CITT’s decision and will assess anti-dumping and countervailing duties as necessary.

How to read these tables

Each Measure in Force contains the following information:

Value for Duty:
Represents the total value, in Canadian dollars, for all goods imported under the Harmonized System (HS) codes listed for that specific Measure in Force. This heading will include subject and non-subject goods.
Quantity Monitored (of all monitored HS codes):
Represents the total quantity of all goods imported under the HS codes listed for that specific Measure in Force. This heading will include subject and non-subject goods.
Value for Duty Subject:
Represents the total value, in Canadian dollars, for goods that were monitored and that were subject to a Measure in Force.
Quantity Subject:
Represents the total weight for goods that were monitored and that were subject to a Measure in Force.
SIMA Duties:
Total amount of anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties assessed on subject goods for that specific Measure in Force.

The reported amounts may change over time to reflect ongoing refunds, appeals, corrections to misclassifications, and other adjustments.

Aluminum Extrusions: Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $107,842,729 15,103,740 KG $25,966,058 5,582,614 KG $3,754,437
2015 $144,676,092 21,522,717 KG $34,026,061 7,488,118 KG $6,085,559
2014 $132,883,725 21,592,115 KG $45,467,658 7,279,039 KG $8,404,532

2016 summary:

  • The majority of the subject goods imported from cooperative exporters were priced at or above established normal values.
  • Many importers and some exporters contacted the CBSA prior to shipment to determine subjectivity.
  • Many importers of subject goods contacted the CBSA prior to shipment to determine the proper amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty owing in order to self-assess accordingly.
  • Assessments were issued by the CBSA on subject goods where the importer did not self-assess correctly at time of entry
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported consisted of further worked extrusions with permanent attachments which were either welded or riveted, or extrusions which comprised part of a kit for items such as gazebos and sun shelters.
  • The CBSA received reports of duty evasion. The allegations were fully investigated and, where appropriate, duty assessments were issued and the files were referred to the CBSA’s Criminal Investigations for further review.

Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe: Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $7,306,719 7,152,749 KG $231,947 67,423 KG $802,010
2015 $99,502 75,956 KG $16,727 26,372 KG $64,227

2016 summary:

  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were galvanized or had outside diameters not within the specified range. Some were seamless hollow sections for further processing or mechanical tubing.
  • The CBSA issued assessments on subject goods that had been misclassified.

Carbon Steel Welded Pipe (CSWP 1): Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $1,684,861 1,342,235 KG $64,478 89,260 KG $206,856
2015 $9,368,522 9,312,042 KG $509 29 KG $930
2014 $9,179,524 10,052,735 KG $37,283 25,407 KG $76,659

2016 summary:

  • There was a very low volume of subject goods imported.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported had a nominal diameter not within the specified range. There were also a significant amount of seamless pipes, pipe nipples, stainless steel pipes and pipe spools.

Carbon Steel Welded Pipe 2 (CSWP 2): Dumping (Chinese Taipei, India, Oman, Republic of Korea, Thailand and United Arab Emirates); Countervailing (India)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $10,076,749 11,494,211 KG $600,377 440,851 KG $76,277
2015 $12,866,822 10,685,422 KG $3,346,499 3,305,928 KG $61,331
2014 $18,701,779 18,510,815 KG $10,846,174 12,638,896 KG $70,986

2016 summary:

  • The majority of the subject goods imported were from cooperative exporters, most of which were priced at or above established normal values.
  • Many importers contacted the CBSA prior to shipment in order to determine the proper amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty in order to self-assess accordingly.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported had a nominal diameter outside the specified range. There were also a significant amount of seamless pipes and pipe nipples.
  • The CBSA issued assessments on subject goods where importers did not self-assess appropriately at time of entry as well as where importers self-assessed the anti-dumping duty, but not the countervailing duty applicable.

Concrete Reinforcing Bar: Dumping (China, Republic of Korea, Turkey); Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $2,099,149 1,264,531 KG $70,611 84,498 KG $35,580
2015 $1,271,938 898,799 KG $1,870 1,581 KG $836

2016 summary:

  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were plain round bar

Copper Pipe Fittings: Dumping (China, Republic of Korea and United States); Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $143,883,091 147,209,403 KG $3,928,554 849,942 KG $2,917,318
2015 $144,321,456 53,393,690 KG $6,039,299 659,033 KG $5,560,524
2014 $127,287,059 92,038,850 KG $5,504,627 270,515 KG $2,365,022

2016 summary:

  • There was a very large volume of both subject and non-subject goods imported.
  • Five exporters with established normal values accounted for the majority of subject goods imported. They provided the CBSA with monthly reports of their shipments.
  • The majority of importers self-assessed anti-dumping and countervailing duties applicable at time of entry.
  • Many importers contacted the CBSA prior to shipment to determine the proper amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty owing in order to self-assess accordingly.

Copper Tube: Dumping (Brazil, China, Greece, Mexico and Republic of Korea); Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $12,748,181 1,539,391 KG $19,412 123 KG $1,293
2015 $17,393,453 1,835,827 KG $104,250 10,404 KG $0
2014 $11,163,538 1,293,863 KG $1,040,468 103,357 KG $101,528

2016 summary:

  • There was a very low volume of subject goods imported.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were industrial tubes or manufactured to a non-subject standard.
  • The majority of the subject goods imported were from cooperative exporters, most of which were priced at or above established normal values.

Fasteners: Dumping (China and Chinese Taipei); Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $158,074,691 205,964,236 KG $35,161,066 33,606,269 KG $9,297,382
2015 $188,204,407 180,247,497 KG $49,084,711 28,333,428 KG $8,722,750
2014 $144,556,353 74,473,110 KG $33,966,687 15,954,383 KG $7,526,668

2016 summary:

  • There were almost 6,000 importations a month of subject and non-subject goods.
  • The majority of importers were aware of the measure in place and self-assessed anti-dumping and countervailing duties applicable at time of entry.
  • The majority of the subject goods imported from cooperative exporters were priced at or above established normal values.
  • The CBSA issued assessments on subject goods where the importer did not self-assess appropriately at time of entry.
  • Many importers of subject goods contacted the CBSA prior to shipment in order to determine the proper amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty owing in order to self-assess accordingly.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported consisted of screws that are not within the specified dimensions, made of stainless steel, or specifically excluded from the Tribunal’s order.
  • Many brokers and some importers contacted the CBSA prior to shipment to determine subjectivity.
  • The CBSA received reports of duty evasion. The allegations were fully investigated and, where appropriate, duty assessments were issued and the files were referred to the CBSA’s Criminal Investigations for further review.

Hollow Structural Sections: Dumping (Republic of Korea and Turkey)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $72,849 33,693 KG $4,140 3,475 KG $3,685
2015 $134,577 60,595 KG $49,384 28,742 KG $17,266
2014 $191,170 180,292 KG $12,325 10,915 KG $10,410

2016 summary:

  • The majority of importers self-assessed anti-dumping and countervailing duties applicable at time of entry.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were standard pipes, piling pipes, pipe fittings, welded casing or were not within the specified size range.

Flat Hot-Rolled Steel Sheet: Dumping (Brazil, China, Chinese Taipei, India and Ukraine); Countervailing (India)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $10,095,028 7,612,334 KG $0 0 KG $0
2015 $10,872,235 6,768,524 KG $918 573 KG $707
2014 $4,363,580 2,544,252 KG $932 1,086 KG $718

2016 summary:

  • There were no subject good imported
  • Most of the goods consisted of tool steel, car parts, or were made of stainless steel.

Large Line Pipe: Dumping (China, Japan); Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $5,053,694 5,846,397 KG $881,462 562,022 $423,302

2016 summary:

  • Final duties came into effect after the Tribunal’s finding dated October 20, 2016.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were piling pipes and line pipes from Japan with an outside diameter not within the specified range.

Liquid Dielectric Transformers: Dumping (Republic of Korea)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

2016 summary:

  • As a result of the limited number of parties involved, detailed information regarding the value, volume and SIMA duties assessed on subject imports cannot be divulged for confidentiality reasons.
  • Normal values were calculated on a per-shipment basis by the CBSA.
  • Exporters of subject goods provided the documentation and information necessary to calculate normal values and margins of dumping.
  • Assessments were issued by the CBSA on subject goods where the importer did not self-assess appropriately at time of entry.

Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG 1): Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $6,036,992 2,000,816 KG $1,069,655 598,826 KG $43,881
2015 $20,375,202 9,560,742 KG $14,463,750 6,049,708 KG $185,002
2014 $44,017,638 25,332,021 KG $28,958,175 16,689,086 KG $928,547

2016 summary:

  • The quantity of goods imported has decreased significantly.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were coupling stock, pup joints and mechanical tubing.
  • The CBSA received reports of duty evasion. The allegations were fully investigated and, where appropriate, duty assessments were issued and the files were referred to the CBSA’s Criminal Investigations for further review.

Oil Country Tubular Goods 2 (OCTG 2): Dumping (Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $17,722,618 12,904,298 KG $3,102,189 1,290,122 KG $96,610
2015 $30,279,460 21,689,973 KG $4,778,289 2,822,409 KG $396,435

2016 summary:

  • The quantity of goods imported has decreased.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were pup joints, mechanical tubing, line pipe and some stainless steel tubes.
  • The CBSA received reports of duty evasion. The allegations were fully investigated and, where appropriate, duty assessments were issued and the files were referred to the CBSA’s Criminal Investigations for further review.

Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates: Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $19,822,034 13,469 Units $399,476 2,433 Units $228,058
2015 $20,863,797 6,914,517 KG $98,101 6,001 KG $41,143

2016 summary:

  • Many importers contacted the CBSA prior to shipment to determine subjectivity.
  • Many importers of subject goods contacted the CBSA prior to shipment in order to determine the proper amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty owing in order to self-assess accordingly.

Piling Pipe: Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $1,684,861 1,684,861 KG $0 0 KG $0
2015 $8,866,094 6,541,784 KG $0 0 KG $0
2014 $9,179,524 10,052,735 KG $48,362 53,816 KG $47,895

2016 summary:

  • Many of the HS codes monitored overlap with those monitored under the Carbon Steel Welded Pipe cases.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were sheet piles, H piles, screw piles or had outside diameters not within the specified range.

Pup Joints: Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

2016 summary:

  • As a result of the limited number of parties involved, detailed information regarding the value, volume and SIMA duties assessed on subject imports cannot be divulged for confidentiality reasons.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were coupling stock and other oil country tubular goods
  • The CBSA received reports of duty evasion. The allegations were fully investigated and, where appropriate, duty assessments were issued and the files were referred to the CBSA’s Criminal Investigations for further review.

Refined Sugar: Dumping (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States); Countervailing (European Union)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $20,846,602 46,825 MT $5,813,111 7,814 MT $7,220,676
2015 $19,923,528 226,864 MT $3,072,793 19,555 MT $3,653,848
2014 $10,723,173 28,862 MT $2,714,229 13,262 MT $2,183,518

2016 summary:

  • The majority of importers were aware of the measure in place and self-assessed anti-dumping and countervailing duties applicable at time of entry.
  • The CBSA issued assessments where importers self-assessed anti-dumping duty incorrectly using the previous Ministerial Specification.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were sugars which were specifically excluded or not derived from sugar cane or beets
  • This SIMA measure was enforced regionally and also monitored from Headquarters.

Seamless Casing: Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $25,833,328 15,715,721 KG $20,996,023 13,884,200 KG $125,443
2015 $44,211,917 20,669,655 KG $40,714,780 19,338,332 KG $1,698,821
2014 $72,568,421 39,960,434 KG $68,454,031 37,439,466 KG $16,253,011

2016 summary:

  • The quantity of goods imported has decreased significantly.
  • The CBSA received reports of duty evasion. The allegations were fully investigated and, where appropriate, duty assessments were issued and the files were referred to the CBSA’s Criminal Investigations for further review.

Silicon Metal: Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $20,330 2,105 KG $1,314 3 KG $3,090
2015 $7,660 582 KG $2,706 2 KG $6,360
2014 $76,102 21,211 KG $328 1 KG $773

2016 summary:

  • There were very few subject goods imported.
  • The vast majority of goods imported were non-subject with many being misclassified goods such as sealants, rubber and caulk.
  • Subject goods were imported in very small quantities, and anti-dumping and countervailing duty was self-assessed correctly.

Stainless Steel Sinks: Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $37,062,077 458,663 Units $10,982,844 203,951 Units $1,172,851
2015 $36,305,194 438,407 Units $8,915,836 193,068 Units $1,610,252
2014 $24,307,145 331,571 Units $8,411,333 160,298 Units $1,676,690

2016 summary:

  • The majority of the subject goods imported were from cooperative exporters, most of which were priced at or above established normal values.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were fabricated by hand or not within the specified size range.
  • Many importers contacted the CBSA prior to shipment to determine the proper amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty owing in order to self-assess accordingly.

Steel Grating: Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $222,192,293 120,921,095 MT $611,945 209,239 MT $882,510
2015 $268,591,293 84,319,910 KG $3,500,193 1,311,933 KG $6,351,027
2014 $197,231,680 61,918,142 KG $2,713,704 210,031 KG $2,936,399

2016 summary:

  • The HS codes monitored cover a vast number of product types.
  • The CBSA issued assessments on some goods declared as kits or parts of buildings which were found to be subject to the finding.

Steel Plate 3: Dumping (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $6,884,504 10,541,553 KG $0 0 KG $0
2015 $12,916,400 16,464,709 KG $18,180 34,526 KG $14,580
2014 $20,706,093 25,105,819 KG $394,309 388,115 KG $314,658

2016 summary:

  • There were no subject goods imported.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported had a thickness not within the specified range.
  • A significant quantity of the goods imported were misclassified.

Steel Plate 5: Dumping (Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $228 20 KG $0 0 KG $0
2015 $297 158 KG $0 0 KG $0
2014 $21,963 5,150 KG $0 0 KG $0

2016 summary:

  • There were no subject goods imported
  • There were very few importations of steel plate originating in or exported from the subject countries.

Steel Plate 6: Dumping (Ukraine)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $58,833 46,756 $0 0 KG $0
2015 $0 0 KG $0 0 KG $0
2014 $46,443 28,627 KG $5,282 3,473 KG $125

2016 summary:

  • There were no subject goods imported
  • There were very few importations of steel plate originating in or exported from the subject country.

Steel Plate 7: Dumping (Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $12,934,733 18,957,670 KG $10,641 14,698 KG $6,352
2015 $29,358,396 31,088,658 KG $1,962,672 2,233,848 KG $35,946
2014 $28,823,129 27,243,505 KG $908,865 1,196,109 KG $24,938

2016 summary:

  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were either specifically excluded or had a thickness not within the specified range.
  • A significant quantity of the goods imported were misclassified.

Thermoelectric Containers: Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $94,029,671 416,099 Units $2,725,691 44,792 Units $443,892
2015 $91,112,862 459,489 Units $3,152,969 40,787 Units $160,934
2014 $56,979,256 1,010,550 Units $5,040,270 81,608 Units $328,797

2016 summary:

  • A significant amount of the subject goods imported were from cooperative exporters, most of which were priced at or above established normal values.
  • The CBSA issued assessments where importers self-assessed the anti-dumping duty, but not the countervailing duty applicable.
  • The majority of the non-subject goods imported were excluded goods containing compressors or refrigerants, including a significant quantity of refrigerators, freezers and display cases.

Unitized Wall Modules (UWM): Dumping & Countervailing (China)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $78,397,847 5,927,290 KG $38,510 216 Units $17,753
2015 $76,551,719 7,203,048 KG $7,219,438 318,824 KG $436,962
2014 $68,897,952 5,943,113 KG $25,385,559 1,249,737 KG $4,357,630

2016 summary:

  • The unit of measure for the HS codes monitored varies between units, kilograms and square metres.
  • The subject goods were imported by three major importers.
  • All cooperative exporters of subject goods had normal values established on a project basis
  • The HS codes monitored included a considerable amount of transactions comprised of aluminum extrusions

Whole Potatoes: Dumping (United-States)

Year Value for Duty Quantity Value for Duty Subject Quantity Subject SIMA Duties
2016 $50,008,639 337,559 MT $6,437,093 88,102 MT $216,562
2015 $44,854,024 610,275 MT $7,111,934 260,707 MT $321,550
2014 $27,776,945 847,511 MT $6,916,848 285,183 MT $394,564

2016 summary:

  • As whole potatoes are only subject when used or consumed in British Columbia, the figures above represent all importations from the United States to British Columbia.
  • The CBSA verified that a significant amount of imported goods were excluded because they were destined for use or consumption in Alberta, and to a lesser extent Saskatchewan and Ontario.
  • There was a high rate of compliance given that this measure has been in force since 1984. The majority of importers were aware of the measure in place and self-assessed anti-dumping duty applicable at time of entry.
  • There were a very high number of imports, with more than a dozen importers responsible for significant volumes of potatoes.
  • There were many importations of excluded varieties of potatoes such as red, yellow or exotic.
  • There were many importations of white and russet potatoes in 50-pound cartons of excluded count sizes (40,50,60,70,80).
  • The CBSA’s 2014 re-investigation introduced fixed normal values and, as a result, many exporters have been selling at or above normal values.
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