Importers to Pay More Duties on Grinding Material from India

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announced that certain grinding material originating in or exported from India is harming the Canadian market. As such, importers must now pay anti-dumping and countervailing duties for goods imported on or after August 27th, 2021.

This update comes on the heels of the CBSA’s finding of dumping and subsidizing these goods, which they announced on July 29th, 2021.

Which grinding material does this announcement cover? The subject goods are described as “chrome cast iron grinding media in spherical (“ball”) or ovoid shape, with a diameter of 12.7 millimetres (½ inch) up to and including 76.2 millimetres (3 inches) within tolerances of 5%, with an alloy composition of 10 percent or more (≥ 10% of total mass) chromium content and produced through the casting method.” The CITT has excluded grinding media imported for use in cement production facilities.

Usually, these grinding materials are classified under HS classification numbers 7325.91.00.10 and 7325.91.00.90. However, HS codes provided are for convenience of reference only. Please refer to the authoritative product description provided in Measures in Force.

The CBSA will issue its statement of reasons within 15 days. Its Final Notice of Determination, containing a list of exporters provided with normal values as well as the investigating officer’s names and contact information, is available on the CBSA’s website.

The CITT Finding of Injury, containing additional details, can be found on the CITT website.

Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.