GB 2016 IN
Certain Gypsum Board
Notice of Preliminary Determination

On September 6, 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made a preliminary determination of dumping with respect to certain gypsum board originating in or exported from the United States of America, imported into Canada for use or consumption in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

The goods in question are usually classified under the following Harmonized System (HS) classification number:

Note that this HS code is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Provisional duties will now be payable on the subject goods that are released from customs on or after September 6, 2016.

Additional information about this investigation is contained in a Statement of Reasons, which will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s website at:

For additional information regarding the application of provisional duties on subject goods imported into Canada, please refer to the following link which contains contact information of CBSA Enforcement officers:

Officers' names and contact information:

  • Richard Pragnell: 613-954-0032
  • Matthew Lerette: 613-954-7398


Estimated margins of dumping and provisional duties by exporter

Exporter Estimated Margin of Dumping / Provisional Duty Payable*
CertainTeed Gypsum and Ceiling Manufacturing Inc. 125.0%
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC 105.2%
United States Gypsum Company 143.6%
All Other Exporters 276.5%

* As a percentage of export price.

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