Notice of Re-investigation

Certain Stainless Steel Sinks

Ottawa, March 1, 2016

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a re-investigation in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), of the normal values, export prices and the amounts of subsidy of certain stainless steel sinks originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China).

The subject goods are described as:

"Stainless steel sinks with a single drawn bowl having a volume between 1,600 and 5,000 cubic inches (26,219.30 and 81,935.32 cubic centimetres) or with multiple drawn bowls having a combined volume between 2,200 and 6,800 cubic inches (36,051.54 and 111,432.04 cubic centimetres), excluding sinks fabricated by hand, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (hereafter referred to as certain stainless steel sinks)."

The subject goods are usually classified under the following 10-digit HS classification number:

  • 7324.10.00.11

The subject goods may also be classified under the following HS classification numbers:

  • 7324.10.00.19
  • 7324.10.00.21
  • 7324.10.00.29

The re-investigation is part of the ongoing enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s finding of material injury made on May 24, 2012.

It is anticipated that this re-investigation will be concluded on or before July 7, 2016. A re-investigation schedule is available at: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/ri-re/menu-eng.html

The normal values and amounts of subsidy established during this re-investigation will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the re-investigation. Normal values and amounts of subsidy currently in place will expire on that date. In addition, the normal values and amounts of subsidy determined as a result of the re-investigation will be applied to any entries of subject goods under appeal that have yet to be processed at the time of the conclusion of this re-investigation.

Exporters that wish to participate in this re-investigation are required to provide a complete and accurate response to the Request for Information (RFI) by April 7, 2016. An exporter will be considered cooperative if the requested information is submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data.

Where an exporter of subject goods either does not provide sufficient information to determine specific normal values or does not permit verification of information submitted, anti-dumping duties will be assessed at a rate of 103.1% of the export price of the subject goods imported into Canada, in accordance with a ministerial specification pursuant to section 29 of the SIMA.

Similarly, in cases where the Government of China or exporters in China fail to provide complete and accurate submissions enabling the determination of specific amounts of subsidy, countervailing duties will be assessed at the rate of 264.94 Renminbi per unit in accordance with a ministerial specification pursuant to subsection 30.4(2) of SIMA.

Exporters that are not the manufacturer of the subject goods (e.g. trading companies, vendors, etc.) will receive normal values only to the extent that their suppliers/manufacturers provide sufficient information to permit the determination of normal values and export prices.

Please note that, for the current re-investigation, the CBSA is contacting all known and potential exporters. However, any importers or exporters that have not received a letter from the CBSA with the accompanying RFIs, and who wish to provide a response to the RFI are advised to contact one of the officers identified below. Similarly, it is suggested that importers contact their exporter(s) to determine if the exporter(s) has received the Exporter RFI and whether they intend to cooperate with the CBSA in this re-investigation.

Responses to the Importer RFI are due by March 22, 2016. Importers are cautioned that new normal values or amounts of subsidy, when issued, may be higher than those currently in effect and that this could result in additional assessments of anti-dumping and/or countervailing duty. Importers are also cautioned that unless an exporter co-operates in this re-investigation and receives specific normal values or amounts of subsidy at its conclusion, subsequent imports of subject goods from that exporter will be assessed anti-dumping and countervailing duties based on the ministerial specifications indicated above.

The closing of the record for parties will be at noon on June 6, 2016. Case arguments and reply submissions from parties shall be filed by noon, on June 13, 2016 and June 20, 2016, respectively.

In addition, in cases where changes occur in domestic prices, market conditions or costs associated with the production and sales of the subject goods, or amounts of subsidy received, the concerned parties are responsible for informing the CBSA of such changes in writing and in a timely manner. If the concerned parties do not or did not properly notify the CBSA of substantial changes, or if they do not provide the information required to make any necessary adjustments to values, retroactive assessments of anti-dumping or countervailing duty may be warranted.

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

  • Mail:

    • SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit
      Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate
      Canada Border Services Agency
      100 Metcalfe Street, 11th Floor
      Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L8
      CANADA
  • Officers' names and contact information:

    • Nalong Manivong: 613-960-6096
    • Hugo Dumas: 613-954-2975
  • Fax:

    • 613-948-4844
  • E-mail:

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