Certain Stainless Steel Sinks
Dumping & Subsidizing (China)

Product Information

Product Definition

The subject goods are defined as:

"Stainless steel sinks with a single drawn bowl having a volume between 1,600 and 5,000 cubic inches (26,219.30 and 81,935.32 cubic centimetres) or with multiple drawn bowls having a combined volume between 2,200 and 6,800 cubic inches (36,051.54 and 111,432.04 cubic centimetres), excluding sinks fabricated by hand, originating in/or exported from the People's Republic of China."

Exclusion

Stainless steel sinks with a single drawn bowl or double drawn bowls and a 1 1/4-inch by 3/4-inch (32-millimetres by 19 millimetres) cast-resin matrix rim that replaces a stainless steel rim, for undermount seamless installation in countertops.

Additional Information

For purposes of the definition of the subject goods, volume is calculated as the product of the length, width and depth of the bowl, regardless of the taper and radius of the bowl, where length and width are measured from front to back and left to right of the bowl rim and where depth is measured from the bowl rim to the bottom of the sink at the point closest to the drain.

The subject goods may be supplied with seals, strainer or strainer sets, mounting clips, fasteners, sound-deadening pads, cut-out templates, and additional accessories such as rinsing baskets and bottom grids.

Stainless steel sinks are commonly used in residential and non-residential installations including in kitchens, bathrooms, utility and laundry rooms. Stainless steel sinks sold in Canada are required to be manufactured in accordance with ASME A112.l9.3-2008/CSA B45.4.08. Stainless steel sinks are available in a variety of shapes and configurations. They may have single or multiple bowls, and may be undermount, top mount, or designed as work tops.

Note: ASME A112.l9.3-2008/CSA B45.4.08 is the manufacturing standard established by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

Stainless steel sinks are generally made from grades 301, 304 and 316 cold-rolled stainless steel sheet that is 16, 18 or 20 gauge. The subject goods may be made of additional stainless steel grades and thinner or thicker gauges.

As per the product definition, sinks fabricated by hand are excluded. "Sinks fabricated by hand" refers to the process by which sinkware is formed by hand. The sink stock is notched and folded, and sides are then welded and hand-polished to form a box-like shape. Hand-fabricated sinks may also be referred to as handcrafted or handmade sinks.

Investigation Information

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

Action Date
Initiation of Investigation October 27, 2011
Preliminary Determination January 25, 2012
Final Determination April 24, 2012
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Finding May 24, 2012
Conclusion of Re-Investigation April 1, 2014
Conclusion of Re-Investigation July 7, 2016
Tariff Classification Numbers

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

  • 7324.10.00.10
  • 7324.10.00.90

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

Information regarding the normal values of subject goods should be obtained from the exporter. The following table identifies the exporters who currently have been issued normal values:

Country Exporter Cooperative Since Last Revised
China Guangdong Dongyuan Kitchenware Industrial Co. Ltd. 2014-04 2016-07
Guangdong Yingao Kitchen Utensils Co. Ltd. 2014-04 2016-07
Guangzhou Komodo Kitchen Technology Co., Ltd. 2016-07 2016-07
Jiangmen New Star Hi-Tech Enterprise Ltd. 2014-04 2016-07

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 equal to 103.1% of the export price.

Duty Liability
(Countervailing duties)

Country of Origin or Export: China

The following table identifies the exporters who currently have a specific amount of subsidy:

Exporter Amount of Susidy RMB / unit Cooperative Since Last Revised
Guangdong Dongyuan Kitchenware Industrial Co. Ltd. 1.25 2014-04 2016-07
Guangdong Yingao Kitchen Utensils Co. Ltd. 0.9 2014-04 2016-07
Guangzhou Komodo Kitchen Technology Co., Ltd. 0.001 2016-07 2016-07
Jiangmen New Star Hi-Tech Enterprise Ltd. 2.27 2014-04 2016-07

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 264.94 Renminbi per unit.

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:
    • CBSA product descriptor
    • Number of bowls
    • Total Volume of the bowls
    • Product installation type (i.e., top mount, Under mount)
    • Steel grade
    • Steel gauge
    • Bowl finish
    • Strainer and accessories included
    • Weight of the sink
    • Whether the goods fall within the scope of subject goods:
      Stainless steel sinks with a single drawn bowl having a volume between 1,600 and 5,000 cubic inches (26,219.30 and 81,935.32 cubic centimetres) or with multiple drawn bowls having a combined volume between 2,200 and 6,800 cubic inches (36,051.54 and 111,432.04 cubic centimetres), excluding sinks fabricated by hand, originating in/or exported from the China.
  • 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 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 #: 4214-32
  • Dumping case #: AD1392
  • Subsidy file #: 4218-31
  • Subsidy case #: CV129
  • SSS 2016 RI
CITT Reference Number(s)
  • NQ-2011-002
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