Government of Canada initiates expiry review of photovoltaic modules and laminates

May 28, 2020 – The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised on May 21, 2020, the initiation of an expiry review of its finding made on July 3, 2015, concerning the dumping and subsidizing photovoltaic modules and laminates originating in or exported from China.

Concurrently, on May 22, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry review investigation to determine whether the expiry of the above finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidizing of the subject goods.

The CBSA will make a determination no later than October 16, 2020 and will issue a Statement of Reasons by October 30, 2020.

For detailed product descriptions including exclusions, and the tariff classifications of the subject goods, please refer to the case in the Measures in Force.

As part of its expiry review investigation, the CBSA has forwarded questionnaires to Canadian producers, importers and exporters. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters who have not received a letter and wish to provide a response to the questionnaire or have additional questions concerning the expiry review are advised to contact:

Shawn Ryan: 902‑943‑1849

Jacob Saulnier: 613‑957‑0025

Or by e-mail to:

Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA’s office in Ottawa by June 29, 2020.

The complete CITT Notice of Expiry Review containing additional information and an expiry review schedule is available on the CITT website.

The CBSA Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation is available on the CBSA website.

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