The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued a notice on February 14, 2018 on final decisions and terminated the subsidy investigation in respect to certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) on goods exported from Oman by Octal as well as goods exported from Pakistan by Novatex and goods originating or exported from Pakistan by all other exporters as the amounts of subsidy were found to be insignificant.
CBSA also made a final determination of dumping on certain PET resin originating in or exported from China, India, Oman and Pakistan and a final determination of subsidizing on certain PET resin originating in or exported from China and India.
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) is continuing its inquiry into the question of injury to the domestic industry and will make an order or finding by March 16, 2018.
Provisional duties will continue to apply on imports of dumped and subsidized subject goods originated or exported from China, India, Oman and Pakistan until the CITT concludes its inquiry and issues a finding.
However, effective February 14, 2018, provisional countervailing duties will cease on goods exported from Oman by Octal and exported from Pakistan by Novatex and goods originating or exported from Pakistan by all other exporters. All provisional duties which have been paid or security posted will be returned.
The subject goods are described as polyethylene terephthalate (“PET”) resin having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.70 deciliters per gram but not more than 0.88 deciliters per gram, including PET resin that contains various additives introduced in the manufacturing process, as well as blends of virgin PET resin and recycled PET containing 50 percent or more virgin PET resin content by weight, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, the Sultanate of Oman and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
The subject goods are usually classified under HS numbers: 3907.61.00.00, 3907.69.00.10 and 3907.69.00.90.
The HS classification codes are provided for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.
The CBSA Notice of Final Decisions is found on CBSA’s website.
Additional information regarding the investigation will be available in a Statement of Reasons that will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s website.
Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.