FAS 2021 UP3: Carbon steel fasteners
Notice of normal value review

Ottawa,

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a normal value review (review) to update the normal values and export prices applicable to certain carbon steel fasteners (fasteners) originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China) by Qifeng Precision Industry SCI-TECH Corp. (Qifeng).

The review is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) order issued on September 2, 2020, respecting the dumping of fasteners originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China) and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) and the subsidizing of such goods, originating in or exported from China, excluding fasteners specifically designed for application in the automotive or aerospace industry, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

The product definition and the applicable tariff classification numbers of the goods subject to the CITT’s order are contained in Appendix 1 (subject goods).

Should the exporter decide to participate in this review, it is required to provide complete and accurate responses to the CBSA’s Requests for Information (RFIs) by March 3, 2021. The exporter will be considered cooperative if the requested information is complete, submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data.

If the exporter does not provide complete responses to the RFIs by the deadline date, the normal values and export prices applicable to the subject goods under review will be determined pursuant to the ministerial specification.

The schedule for this review is available at: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/up/menu-eng.html. The CBSA will close the record for this review at any time during the proceeding, without advance notice, once it has been determined that sufficient information has been received to make a decision. Therefore, interested parties are encouraged to provide any and all information that they feel is relevant to this review to the CBSA as early as possible. The CBSA will update the website to announce that the record has been closed. Interested parties will have seven days from the close of the record to file case arguments concerning the review and 14 days from the close of the record to file reply submissions in respect of the case arguments.

The normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review will be applied to settle the requests for re‑determination on hand and may be applied to any requests for re‑determination of importations of subject goods that have not been processed. The normal values and export prices determined for the exporter will also be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the review.

Where applicable, the normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review may be applied retroactively. Exporters with normal values are required to promptly inform the CBSA in writing of changes to domestic prices, costs, market conditions or terms of sale associated with the production and sales of the goods. All parties are cautioned that where there are increases in domestic prices, and/or costs as noted above, the export price for sales to Canada should be increased accordingly to ensure that any sale made to Canada is not only above the normal value but at or above selling prices and full costs and profit of the goods in the exporter’s domestic market. If exporters did not properly notify the CBSA of any such changes, did not adjust export prices accordingly, or did not provide the information required to make any necessary adjustments to normal values and export prices, retroactive assessments of anti‑dumping duty may be warranted. Please refer to the CBSA’s re‑investigation and normal value review policy (Memorandum D14‑1‑8).

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

Email: simaregistry-depotlmsi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Appendix 1—Product definition

Subject goods definition

“Certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), excluding fasteners specifically designed for application in the automotive or aerospace industry.”

The following table is a list of subject products included in the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's (CITT) findings/orders for certain carbon steel fasteners.

  Imperial Metric
  Diameter Length Diameter Length
Wood screws #4 to #24
(0.112" to 0.386")
3/8 to 8 in. M3 to M10 10 mm to 200 mm
Square and hex lag screws #14 to #24
(1/4" to 0.386")
3/4 to 4 in. M6 to M10 20 mm to 100 mm
Sheet metal/tapping screws #4 to #24
(0.112" to 0.386")
3/8 to 8 in. M3 to M10 10 mm to 200 mm
Thread forming screws #4 to #24
(0.112" to 0.386")
3/8 to 3 in. M3 to M10 10 mm to 75 mm
Thread cutting screws #4 to #24
(0.112" to 0.386")
3/8 to 3 in. M3 to M10 10 mm to 75 mm
Thread rolling screws #4 to #24
(0.112" to 0.386")
3/8 to 3 in. M3 to M10 10 mm to 75 mm
Self‑drilling tapping screws #4 to #24
(0.112" to 0.386")
3/8 to 3 in. M3 to M10 10 mm to 75 mm
Machine screws #4 to 3/8 in
(0.112" to 3/8")
3/8 to 8 in. M3 to M10 10 mm to 200 mm
Flange screws 1/4 to 5/8 in 3/8 to 4 in. M6 to M16 10 mm to 100 mm

The following products are excluded by the CITT in Inquiry No. NQ‑2004‑005, in Expiry Reviews No. RR‑2009‑001 and RR‑2014‑001, and in Interim Reviews No. RD‑2016‑001 and RD‑2016‑003 and, therefore, are not subject to anti‑dumping duty or countervailing duty.

The following products are excluded by the CITT's in Expiry Review No. RR‑2019‑002 and, therefore, are not subject to anti‑dumping duty or countervailing duty.

Additional product information

Tariff classification numbers

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

  1. 7318.11.00.00
  2. 7318.12.00.00
  3. 7318.14.00.00
  4. 7318.15.00.10
  5. 7318.15.00.49

This listing of tariff classification numbers is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

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