Notice of Conclusion of Re-investigation

Archived - Certain Steel Grating

Ottawa, July 14, 2015

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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today concluded a re-investigation in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA),of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy of certain steel grating originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China).

The re-investigation was initiated on March 31, 2015, as part of the ongoing enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s finding of material injury of April 19, 2011.

The subject goods are described 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 China.

The subject goods are generally classified under the following 10-digit Harmonized System (HS) 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
  • 7308.90.00.70
  • 7308.90.00.92
  • 7308.90.00.93
  • 7308.90.00.94
  • 7308.90.00.95
  • 7308.90.00.96
  • 7308.90.00.99

At the initiation of the re-investigation, the CBSA sent Requests for Information (RFI) to importers, exporters, vendors, and the government of China to solicit information on the costs and selling prices of subject and like goods as well as any subsidy programs that may be applicable to subject goods. The information was requested for purposes of updating the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy for subject goods imported into Canada.

Given that no exporters, producers, or the government of China provided a response to the CBSA’s RFIs, normal values will therefore be determined by a ministerial specification under SIMA. Accordingly, the normal values for all exporters will be based on the export price of the goods advanced by 85%. Amounts of subsidy for all exporters will be determined in accordance with a ministerial specification and is equal to 13,064 Chinese Renminbi per metric tonne. The normal values and amounts of subsidy will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after July 14, 2015.

Where a producer or exporter becomes aware that there have been substantial changes to domestic prices, market conditions or costs associated with production and sales of subject goods, the CBSA should be advised in order that normal values can be reviewed, and updated if required, to reflect current conditions. Similarly, the amount of export charges to be deducted
from the export price may also need revision to reflect current conditions. Where changes have occurred and the CBSA has not been advised in a timely manner, the extent of these changes could warrant retroactive assessments of anti-dumping or countervailing duties.

Importers are reminded that it is their responsibility to calculate and declare their anti-dumping and countervailing duty liability. If importers are using the services of a customs broker to clear importations, the brokerage firm should be advised that the goods are subject to SIMA measures and be provided with sufficient information necessary to clear the shipments. In order to determine their anti-dumping and countervailing duty liability, importers should contact their suppliers who can provide information on normal values and amounts of subsidy. Under limited circumstances, the CBSA may make this information available to importers. Please refer to Memorandum D14-1-2, Disclosure of Normal Values Export Prices, and Amounts of Subsidy established under the Special Import Measures Act to importers, for more information.

The Customs Act applies, with any modifications that the circumstances require, with respect to the accounting and payment of anti-dumping and countervailing duties. As such, failure to pay duties within the prescribed time will result in the application of the interest provisions of the Act.

Should the importer disagree with the determination made on any importation of goods, a request for re-determination may be filed with the Director General, Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate, 11th Floor, 100 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0L8. Such a request must be received within 90 days from the making of the determination, in the form and manner outlined in Memorandum D14-1-3, Procedures for Making a Request for a Re-determination (an Appeal) of Goods under the Special Import Measures Act.

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit
Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate
Canada Border Services Agency
100 Metcalfe Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0L8

Fax: 613-948-4844

General e-mail:

Officers’ names and contact information:

Manshun Tong: 613-954-1666
Wu Ping Wei: 613-954-7180

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