CITT issues preliminary injury determination on certain upholstered domestic seating

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), on February 19, 2021, determined that the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain upholstered domestic seating originating in or exported from China and Vietnam have caused injury or are threatening to cause injury to the Canadian domestic industry.

This preliminary injury inquiry follows the notification on December 21, 2020, that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) had initiated investigations into the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods.

The complete product definition including exclusions are contained in the CITT Preliminary Determination of Injury.

The goods in question are usually classified under classification numbers 9401.40.00.00, 9401.61.10.10, 9401.61.10.90, 9401.71.10.10 & 9401.71.10.90. These HS codes are listed for convenience of reference only. Pease refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

A preliminary determination by CBSA can be expected within 30 days, at which time, depending on CBSA’s decision, provisional duties may commence.

The statement of reasons containing additional details of the determination will be posted on CITT’s website within 15 days.

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