Certain Transformers
Dumping (South Korea)

Measure in Force code (MIF code)
Product information

Product definition

The subject goods are defined as:

"Liquid dielectric transformers having a top power handling capacity equal to or exceeding 60,000 kilovolt amperes (60 megavolt amperes), whether assembled or unassembled, complete or incomplete, originating in/or exported from the Republic of Korea."

Additional information

The subject goods are used to increase, maintain or decrease electric voltage in high voltage transmission and distribution systems. Incomplete power transformers are subassemblies consisting of the active part and any other parts attached to, imported with or invoiced with the active part of the power transformer. The active part of the power transformer consists of one or more of the following when attached to or otherwise assembled with one another: the steel core or shell, the windings, the electrical insulation between the windings and/or the mechanical frame for a power transformer.

The product definition encompasses all power transformers regardless of name designation, including but not limited to: step-up transformers, step-down transformers, auto-transformers, interconnection transformers, voltage regulator transformers, high voltage direct current transformers and rectifier transformers.

Investigation information

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

Action Date
Initiation of Investigation April 23, 2012
Preliminary Determination July 23, 2012
Final Determination March 6, 2014
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Finding November 20, 2012
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Order May 31, 2016
Re-investigation July 5, 2017
Expiry Review Determination January 5, 2018
Expedited Review – Hanchang July 25, 2019
Normal Value Review – Hyundai Energy July 25, 2019
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Order May 31, 2018
Notice of Conclusion of Expedited Review July 25, 2019
Tariff classification numbers

Prior to January 1, 2019, the subject goods were usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

  • 8504.23.00.00
  • 8504.90.90.10
  • 8504.90.90.82
  • 8504.90.90.90

Beginning January 1, 2019, under the revised customs tariff schedule, subject goods are normally classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

  • 8504.23.00.20
  • 8504.23.00.30
  • 8504.90.90.10
  • 8504.90.90.82
  • 8504.90.90.90

Please note that these tariff 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 tariff classification numbers that are not listed. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

For more information on the tariff classification numbers, please refer to the CBSA's Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System website.

Duty liability
(Anti-dumping duties)

Country of origin or export: South Korea

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 Exporter ID Cooperative since Last revised
South Korea Hyundai Electric & Energy System Co., Ltd. Exporter has not applied 2014-03 2019-07
Hyosung Heavy Industries Exporter has not applied 2014-03 2017-07
IEN Hanchang Co., Ltd. 776998908RM0001 2019-07 2019-07

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from the South Korea, for which the exporter has not been issued specific normal values, the anti-dumping duty is 101% of the export price.

Disclosure of Normal Values and Amounts of Subsidy

The liability for anti-dumping duty results from the proceedings conducted under SIMA and from the finding of the CITT. Information regarding the normal value of the subject goods in question and the amount of anti-dumping 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 duty
  • Name and address of producer/manufacturer
  • Location of plant/mill of production
  • Place from which direct shipment to Canada began
  • Name and address of vendor (if different from the producer)
  • Country of origin
  • Country of export
  • Canadian Customer's name and address
  • Canadian importer's name and address (if different from the customer)
  • Date of sale, date of shipment
  • Product/model code
  • Whether the goods fall within the scope of subject goods:
    Liquid dielectric transformers having a top power handling capacity equal to or exceeding 60,000 kilovolt amperes (60 megavolt amperes), whether assembled or unassembled, complete or incomplete, originating in/or exported from the South Korea.
  • Quantity
  • Unit selling price and total selling price to importer in Canada
  • Indication whether parts and/or accessories are included in the 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 (includes inland and ocean freight, insurance, duty, port and handling charges, etc.).
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


Important: Prior to submitting a subjectivity opinion request, please review the “detailed product information”. Each request must be supported with essential information including, but not limited to, pictures, mill certificates, measurements, origin of the goods, etc. in relation to the specific product in question.

Failure to provide sufficient information will result in a rejection of the request by the CBSA.

CBSA reference number(s)
  • TR 2017 RI
  • TR 2018 XR
  • TR 2018 UP1
CITT reference number(s)
  • NQ-2012-001
  • RD-2013-003
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