CBSA Notice of Improving Transparency on Antidumping and Countervailing

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued a notice to advise on improving their website and will be making a number of changes to the exhibit listings on its Anti-dumping and Countervailing Website with the goal of improving transparency to our stakeholders, including the public.

Effective April 26, 2021, first, final and rejection notices of disclosure-related deficiencies (DRDs) will be included in the confidential record. In addition, the exhibit listings for ongoing proceedings will include the “Official date of submission receipt in accordance with sections 85–87 of the SIMA”.

The significance of the official date of submission receipt in accordance with sections 85-87 of the SIMA is to reflect that, unless and until an adequate confidential and non-confidential version of a submission has been received by the SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit, in compliance with sections 85–87 of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), and in accordance with the Guidelines on the Disclosure of Confidential Information for SIMA Proceedings, the CBSA will not take any of the submitted information into consideration as part of its investigation. This may result in the CBSA making preliminary and/or final decisions based on other facts available to the CBSA.

Contact Information

Border Information Service

Within Canada: 1-800-461-9999 (Toll-free)

Outside Canada: 1-204-983-3500 (Long-distance charges apply)

All SIMA related correspondence to the CBSA should be addressed to one of the following:

SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit

Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate

Canada Border Services Agency

11-100 Metcalfe St

Ottawa ON  K1A 0L8

Telephone: 613-948-4605


Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)

For more information on the SME unit, consult Assistance for Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) facing unfair competition

For consultations with members of the unit: