TR 2017 RI
Certain Liquid Dielectric Transformers
Notice of Re-investigation

Ottawa, February 15, 2017

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a re-investigation, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), of the normal values and export prices of 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.

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

Unassembled or incomplete subject goods may also be classified under the HS codes:

This listing of HS codes is for convenience of reference only.

The re-investigation is part of the CBSA’s ongoing enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s finding of material injury issued on November 20, 2012. The finding was subsequently reviewed and continued on May 31, 2016.

It is anticipated that this re-investigation will be concluded by July 5, 2017. A re-investigation schedule is available at:

Normal values established during this re-investigation will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the re-investigation. Normal values currently in place will expire on that date. In addition, the normal values determined on the basis of the re-investigation will be applied to any entries of subject goods under appeal that have yet to be re-determined at the time of the conclusion of this re-investigation.

Exporters that wish to participate in this re-investigation are required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s dumping Request for Information (RFI) by March 24, 2017. An exporter will be considered co-operative if the requested information is submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the information provided.

Where an exporter of subject goods does not provide sufficient information to determine specific normal values or does not permit verification of information submitted, anti-dumping duties will be assessed at the rate of 101% of the export price of the subject goods imported into Canada, in accordance with a ministerial specification pursuant to section 29 of SIMA.

Exporters that are not the manufacturer of the subject goods (e.g. trading companies, vendors, etc.) will receive normal values only to the extent that their suppliers/manufacturers provide sufficient information to permit the determination of normal values and export prices.

Please note that, for the current re-investigation, the CBSA is contacting all known and potential importers and exporters. However, any importers or exporters that have not received a letter from the CBSA with the accompanying RFIs, and who wish to provide a response to the RFI are advised to contact one of the officers identified below. Similarly, it is suggested that importers contact their exporter(s) to determine if the exporter(s) have received the dumping RFI and whether they intend to cooperate with the CBSA in this re-investigation.

Responses to the importer RFI are due by March 8, 2017. Importers are cautioned that new normal values, when issued, may be higher than those currently in effect and that this could result in additional assessments of anti-dumping duty. Importers are also cautioned that unless an exporter co-operates in this re-investigation and receives specific normal values at its conclusion, subsequent imports of subject goods from that exporter will be assessed anti-dumping duty based on the ministerial specification indicated above.

In addition, in cases where changes occur in domestic prices, market conditions or costs associated with the production and sales of the subject goods, the concerned parties are responsible for informing the CBSA of such changes in writing and in a timely manner. If the concerned parties do not or did not properly notify the CBSA of substantial changes, or if they do not provide the information required to make any necessary adjustments to values, retroactive assessments of anti-dumping duty may be warranted.

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, ON K1A 0L8

Officers' names and contact information:

  • Laura Fast: 613-954-1641
  • Laurie Trempe Kermoud: 613-954-7337


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