January 22, 2020 – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), on January 15, 2020, received 3 separate undertaking proposals following a preliminary determination made by CBSA on December 30, 2019 regarding the dumping of certain sucker rods originating or exported from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
Following a preliminary determination, exporters accounting for all, or substantially all of the exports to Canada, may give a written undertaking to revise selling prices to Canada so that the margin of dumping or the injury caused by the dumping is eliminated. An undertaking takes the form of a written commitment to adhere to specific conditions in exporting goods subject to an investigation.
The proposals were received from Metalmecanica S.A. from Argentina, Confab Industrial S.A. from Brazil, and Tubos de Acero de Mexico S.A. from Mexico. These exporters represent all of the dumped goods exported to Canada during the period of investigation.
If proposals of undertaking are accepted by the CBSA, the collection of provisional duty, anti-dumping duty or countervailing duty is suspended and dumping or subsidy investigation is suspended
The undertaking proposals submitted by the exporters to the CBSA will be made available to interested parties for a period of nine days for the purposes of any representations they may wish to make.
Representations to the CBSA concerning this undertaking must be received by January 24, 2020.
Interested parties wishing to make a representation or require additional information regarding the undertaking proposal can contact the officers identified below:
Aaron Maidment: 613-948-4415
Andrew Manera: 613-946-2052
Further details regarding the Undertaking Proposals are found in the CBSA Notice of Undertaking Proposals.
Information on Undertakings in Dumping and Subsidizing Investigations is provide in Customs D Memorandum D14-1-9.
Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.