FAS 2022 UP4: Carbon steel fasteners
Notice of normal value review

Ottawa,

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a normal value review (review) to establish the normal values and export prices applicable to certain carbon steel fasteners (fasteners) exported to Canada from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) by Jau Yeou Industry Co., Ltd.

The review follows a request for re‑determination filed by an importer and is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) order issued on September 2, 2020 in Expiry Review No. RR-2019-002, 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 a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s Exporter Request for Information (RFI) by October 24, 2022. The exporter will be considered cooperative if the requested information is complete, submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data.

Please be advised that exporters who are not the manufacturers of the subject goods (i.e., trading company, vendor, etc.) should ensure that their suppliers/manufacturers have received the Exporter RFI and that they also provide a complete and accurate response to the RFI by October 24, 2022.

If the CBSA does not receive a complete response to the Exporter RFI by the deadline date by the exporter and their suppliers/manufacturers (if applicable), the normal values and export prices for the subject goods in this review will be determined pursuant to a ministerial specification.

The schedule for this review is now available. 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 established as a result of this review will be applied to settle the request 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 established for the exporter during this review will also be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the review.

The normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review may be applied retroactively where the following conditions described are met. 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 duties 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.”

Inclusions

The following carbon steel fasteners were included by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) order:

  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

Exclusions

The following carbon steel fasteners were excluded by the CITT's order:

Exclusions from the CITT Order of January 5, 2015

All carbon steel screws that are listed below are specifically excluded:

Amendment of the CITT Order of January 5, 2015, to exclude, effective May 16, 2016:

Amendment of the CITT Order of January 5, 2015, to exclude, effective July 12, 2017:

Exclusions from the CITT Order of September 2, 2020

Additional product information

Classification of imports

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

  1. 7318.11.00.00
  2. 7318.12.00.00
  3. 7318.14.00.00
  4. 7318.15.00.10
  5. 7318.15.00.42
  6. 7318.15.00.45
  7. 7318.15.00.49

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

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