CBSA re-investigation of normal values, export prices & subsidy on certain carbon steel fasteners

On April 3, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the initiation of a re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices respecting certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from China and Taiwan and to determine the amounts of subsidy respecting certain carbon steel fasteners originating or exported from China.

The product definition and the applicable tariff classification number of the goods are contained in Appendix 1 of the Notice of Re-investigation.

Exporters wishing to participate in this re-investigation are required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s Request for Information (RFI) by May 13, 2019. An exporter will be considered cooperative if the requested information is submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data.

The CBSA is contacting all known and potential importers and exporters. Any importers or exporters who have not received a letter from the CBSA with the accompanying RFIs, and who wish to participate should contact one of the officers identified below. It is also suggested that importers contact their exporters to ensure they have received the exporter RFI and if they intend to cooperate with the CBSA in this re-investigation.

Responses to the Importer RFI are due by April 24, 2019. Importers are cautioned that new normal values, when issued, may be higher than those currently in effect and that this could result in additional assessments of anti-dumping duty.

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit
Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate
Canada Border Services Agency
100 Metcalfe Street, 11th floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0L8

Officers’ names and contact information are:

Robert Wright: 613-954-1643

Jim Hyuck Lee: 613-954-7180


Additional information and a link to a re-investigation schedule is available in the CBSA Notice of Re-investigation.

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