TC 2018 ER
Certain Thermoelectric Containers
Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation

Ottawa, October 31, 2018

On October 30, 2018, 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 order made on December 9, 2013, in Expiry Review No. RR-2012-004, continuing, without amendment, its finding made on December 11, 2008, in Inquiry No. NQ-2008-002, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain thermoelectric containers that provide cooling and/or warming with the use of a passive heat sink and a thermoelectric module, excluding liquid dispensers, 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) has today initiated an expiry review investigation to determine, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of SIMA, whether the expiry of the order 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 March 29, 2019, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by April 12, 2019.

The subject goods are normally imported into Canada under the following tariff classification numbers:

The subject goods may also have been imported under the following tariff classification numbers:

These tariff classification numbers are 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 December 7, 2018.

A detailed schedule for the investigation is available at:

Questions relating to the expiry review should be addressed to:

  • Kevin Lambertsen: 613-954-0689


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