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Notice of initiation of investigations: High Protein Content Pea Protein (HPC 2024 IN)


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations on April 22, 2024, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain pea protein from China. The investigations follows a complaint filed by Nutri-Pea GP Inc. and Roquette Canada Ltd. (collectively “the complainants”) (Portage La Prairie, MB).

The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

  1. 3504.00.90.00
  2. 2106.10.00.00

These tariff numbers may also include non-subject goods, and subject goods may also fall under additional tariff numbers.

The product definition is contained in Appendix 1.

The CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being dumped and/or subsidized and will make preliminary decisions within 90 days, at which time provisional duties may apply.

Additional information about the investigations will be available in a Statement of Reasons that will be available within 15 days.

Contact us

  • Telephone:
  • Andy Fei: 343-553-1866
  • Aaron Maidment: 343-553-1533


Appendix 1: Product definition

The subject goods are defined as:

High protein content (“HPC”) pea protein originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China in all physical forms regardless of packaging, with a minimum pea protein content of 65 percent on a dry weight basis calculated using a Jones factor of 6.25, but excluding:

  • Texturized pea protein; and
  • HPC pea protein that has been incorporated into finished products where the HPC pea protein itself is further processed such that it does not retain its original physical and chemical characteristics and other properties
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