PETR 2017 IN
Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin
Notice of Preliminary Determinations

Ottawa, November 16, 2017

On November 16, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing with respect to certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, the Sultanate of Oman and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The subject goods are usually classified under the following Harmonized System (HS) classification numbers (codes):

Prior to January 1, 2017, the subject goods were usually classified under the following HS codes:

Since January 1, 2017, the subject goods are usually classified under the following HS codes:

Note that the HS codes are for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Provisional dumping and countervailing duties will now be payable on the subject goods that are released from the CBSA on or after November 16, 2017. Where margins of dumping and/or amounts of subsidy are considered insignificant, the investigation will continue but provisional duties will not be payable. The amounts of subsidy in respect to certain PET resin of the exporters, OCTAL SOAZ FZC (Octal) and Novatex Limited (Novatex), are insignificant. As such, no provisional countervailing duties are payable on subject goods from Octal and Novatex.

Additional information about these investigations 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
  • Valerie Ngai: 613-954-7410


Estimated Margins of Dumping, Estimated Amounts of Subsidy and Provisional Duties by Exporter
Country of origin or export Estimated Margin of Dumping* Estimated Amount of Subsidy* Total Provisional Duties Payable*
Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group Co. Ltd. 3.3% 22.8% 26.1%
All other exporters 17.4% 22.8% 40.2%
Reliance Industries Limited 34.0% 3.9% 37.9%
All other exporters 45.6% 31.1% 76.7%
OCTAL SAOC FZC 22.2% 0.50% 22.2%
All other exporters 41.3% 4.0% 45.3%
Novatex Limited 45.6% 0.51% 45.6%
All other exporters 45.6% 2.3% 47.9%

* Expressed as a percentage of export price.

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