Certain Steel Grating
Dumping & Subsidizing (China)

Product Information

Product Definition

The subject goods are defined as:

"Carbon steel bar grating and alloy steel bar grating, consisting of load-bearing pieces and cross pieces, produced as standard grating or heavy-duty grating, in panel form, whether galvanized, painted, coated, clad or plated, originating in/or exported from the People's Republic of China."

Exclusions

  • expanded metal grating comprised of a single piece or coil of sheet or thin plate steel that has been slit and expanded and not consisting of welding or joining of multiple pieces of steel; and
  • plank-type safety grating comprised of a single piece or coil of sheet or thin plate steel, typically in thickness of 10 to 18 gauge, pierced and cold formed and without welding or joining of multiple pieces of steel.
Investigation Information

The dates of the investigative proceedings and findings concerning this case are:

Action Date
Initiation of Investigation September 20, 2010
Preliminary Determination December 20, 2010
Final Determination March 21, 2011
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Finding April 19, 2011
Re-Investigation July 14, 2015
Expiry Review Determination Determination - Statement of Reasons December 10, 2015
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Order April 18, 2016
Tariff Classification Numbers

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

  • 7308.90.00.10
  • 7308.90.00.20
  • 7308.90.00.30
  • 7308.90.00.40
  • 7308.90.00.50
  • 7308.90.00.60
  • 7308.90.00.95
  • 7308.90.00.96
  • 7308.90.00.99

Please note that these classification numbers may apply to goods which are not subject to SIMA measures, may change because of amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, or the subject goods may be imported under HS classification numbers that are not listed. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Duty Liability
(Anti-dumping duties)

Country of Origin or Export: China

Effective on imports of subject goods released by the CBSA on or after 2011-04-20:

Information regarding the normal values of subject goods should be obtained from the exporter. For a list of exporters in China who currently have normal values, please consult the CBSA Notice of Re-Investigation.

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from China for which the exporter has not been issued its own normal values, the anti-dumping duty is 85% taken as a percent of the export price

Duty Liability
(Countervailing duties)

Country of Origin or Export: China

Effective on imports of subject goods released by the CBSA on or after 2011-04-20:

For a list of exporters in China who currently have a specific amount of subsidy, please consult the CBSA Notice of Re-Investigation.

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from China for which the exporter has not been issued its own amount of subsidy, the countervailing duty is equal to 13,064 Renminbi per metric tonne.

Disclosure of Normal Values and Amounts of Subsidy

The liability for anti-dumping and countervailing duty results from the proceedings conducted under SIMA and from the finding of the CITT. Information regarding the normal value and amount of subsidy of the subject goods in question and the amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty payable should be obtained from the exporter. Related information may be made available to importers on a need-to-know basis in accordance with the provisions of Memorandum D14-1-2, Disclosure of Normal Values, Export Prices, and Amounts of Subsidy Established Under the Special Import Measures Act to Importers.

For information on duty assessment, refer to the Guide for self-assessing SIMA duties.

Information Required on Customs Documents

The import documentation should include the information listed below. Failure to provide this information may result in the application of penalties to the importer, pursuant to the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).

The import documentation should clearly indicate the following:

  • Confirmation whether the product is subject to SIMA duties
  • name and address of producer/manufacturer
  • name and address of vendor (if different from the producer)
  • customer's name and address
  • Canadian importer's name and address (if different from the customer)
  • full product description of the goods, including:
    • Product type (i.e. mat, stair, etc.);
    • Grade;
    • Material (carbon steel, stainless steel, alloy steel);
    • Coating;
    • Surface Finish (plain, serrated, other (specify));
    • Nosing (if applicable)
    • Indicate the type of nosing (dimpled, corrugated, abrasive, etc.)
  • date of sale, date of shipment
  • quantity (including, the unit of measure)
  • unit selling price, total selling price
  • currency of settlement used (e.g., US$, CDN$, etc.)
  • terms and conditions of sale (e.g., FOB, CIF, etc.)
  • all costs, expenses, and charges incurred by the exporter and vendor in the shipment of the subject goods to Canada from the point of direct shipment (including, the inland and ocean freight, insurance, etc.)
  • the amount of any Chinese export taxes applicable to the goods.
Appeal Decisions Relating to Subjectivity

Summaries of appeal decisions made by the CBSA respecting whether an imported good is subject to this measure in force can be found on the SIMA Appeals page.

Email for Duty Assessment Questions

Trade_Programs-Programmes_commerciaux@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

CBSA Reference Number(s)
  • Dumping file #: 4214-29
  • Dumping case #: AD1389
  • Subsidy file #: 4218-28
  • Subsidy case #: CV126
CITT Reference Number(s)
  • NQ-2010-002
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