SSS 2017 ER
Certain Stainless Steel Sinks
Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation

Ottawa, April 5, 2017

On April 4, 2017, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), initiated an expiry review of its finding made on May 24, 2012, in Inquiry No. NQ 2011 002, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of stainless steel sinks originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today initiated an expiry review investigation to determine, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of SIMA, whether the expiry of the finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidizing of the subject goods. The CBSA will make a determination no later than September 1, 2017, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by September 15, 2017.

The subject goods are 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.

The subject goods are normally imported into Canada under the following Harmonized System (HS) tariff classification numbers:

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

This listing of HS codes is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

As part of its expiry review investigation, the CBSA forwarded questionnaires to Canadian producers, importers, exporters and to the Government of China. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters who have not received a letter from the CBSA who wish to provide a response to the questionnaire are advised to contact the officer identified below. Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA’s office in Ottawa by May 12, 2017.

A detailed schedule for the investigation is available at:

Questions relating to the expiry review should be addressed to:

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