RB2 2020 UP1
Concrete Reinforcing Bar 2
Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review
Ottawa, February 25, 2020
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a normal value review to update the normal values and export prices applicable to certain concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) exported to Canada from Spain by Nervacero, S.A. (Nervacero).
The normal value review is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) finding of injury issued on May 3, 2017, respecting the dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bar from Belarus, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Portugal, and Spain, 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 finding are contained in Appendix 1 (subject goods).
Should the exporter decide to participate in this normal value review, it is required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s Request for Information (RFI) by April 2, 2020. The exporter will be considered co-operative if the requested information is complete, submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data.
If the exporter does not provide a complete response to the RFI by the deadline date, any previous normal values issued to the exporter will be immediately revoked and normal values applicable to subject goods exported by Nervacero will be determined by advancing the export price of the goods by 108.5%, pursuant to a ministerial specification.
The schedule for this normal value review is available at: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/up/menu-eng.html. The CBSA will close the record for this normal value 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 submissions concerning the normal value review.
Normal values established during this review will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the normal value review. Normal values currently in place for the named exporter will expire on that date. Information received as part of this review may also be used to determine normal values and export prices applicable to any requests for re-determination of importations of subject goods that have not been processed prior to the conclusion of normal value review, regardless of the date that the requests were received.
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 or countervailing duties may be warranted.
- Robert Wright: 613-954-1643
- Paul Pomnikow: 613-952-7547
Appendix 1 - Product definitions
Subject goods are:
"Hot-rolled deformed steel concrete reinforcing bar in straight lengths or coils, commonly identified as rebar, in various diameters up to and including 56.4 millimeters, in various finishes, excluding plain round bar and fabricated rebar products, originating in or exported from the Republic of Belarus, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Japan, the Portuguese Republic and the Kingdom of Spain. Also excluded is 10 mm diameter (10M) rebar produced to meet the requirements of CSA G30 18.09 (or equivalent standards) that is coated to meet the requirements of epoxy standard ASTM A775/A 775M 04a (or equivalent standards) in lengths from 1 foot (30.48 cm) up to and including 8 feet (243.84 cm)."
“The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) excludes, from its finding, goods exported by Feng Hsin Steel Co., Ltd.”
Classification of Imports
The subject goods are usually classified under the following 10-digit tariff classification numbers:
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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