On December 28, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain dry wheat pasta originating in or exported from the Republic of Turkey.
The investigations follow a complaint filed by the Canadian Pasta Manufacturers Association.
Subsequently on December 29, 2017 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it has initiated an injury inquiry to determine if the alleged dumping of the dry wheat pasta specified above has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian manufacturers.
The goods being investigated are described as all dry wheat-based pasta, not stuffed or otherwise prepared, and not containing more than two percent eggs, whether or not enriched, fortified, organic, whole wheat or containing milk or other ingredients, originating in or exported from Turkey, excluding refrigerated, frozen or canned pasta.
The dry wheat pasta being investigated is usually classified under HS classification numbers 1902.19.21.30, 1902.19.22.30, 1902.19.23.30, 1902.19.29.30, 1902.19.93.00, 1902.19.91.00, 1902.19.99.30, 1902.19.92.30. However, these classification numbers are for ease of reference only. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.
Parties wishing to participate in the preliminary injury inquiry must file a notice of participation with the CITT on or before January 10, 2018.
Written submissions & requests for information should be sent to:
The Registrar, Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal
15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7
Additional Information on the injury inquiry including specific details and a preliminary inquiry schedule, is found in the CITT Notice of Preliminary Injury Inquiry.
Questions concerning the initial CBSA investigation should be directed to the following CBSA officers:
Kevin Lambertsen: 613-954-0689
Jody Grantham: 613-954-7405
More information on the investigation can be found on the Canada Border Services website.
Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.