Government of Canada Initiates SIMA Inquiry on Decorative and Other Non‑Structural Plywood

June 18, 2020 – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on June 11, 2020, that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain decorative and other non‑structural plywood originating or exported from China.

The investigation follows a complaint filed by Columbia Forest Products, Husky Plywood, Rockshield Engineered Wood Products, ULC, and the Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association.

Subsequently, on June 12, 2020, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it has initiated an injury inquiry to determine if the alleged dumping of the decorative and other non‑structural plywood has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian manufacturers.

Detailed product descriptions, as well as the applicable HS tariff classifications are provided in CBSA’s Notice of Initiation of Investigation.

Parties wishing to participate in the preliminary injury inquiry must file a notice of participation with the CITT on or before June 24, 2020.

Written submissions & requests for information should be sent to:

The Registrar, Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal

15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7

Telephone: 613-993-3595

E-mail: citt-tcce@tribunal.gc.ca

Additional Information on the injury inquiry including specific details and a preliminary inquiry schedule, is found in the CITT Notice of Preliminary Injury Inquiry

Questions concerning the initial CBSA investigation should be directed to the following CBSA officers:

Jody Grantham: 613‑954‑7405

Jeffrey Laplante: 613‑954‑7236

Or by e-mail to: simaregistry-depotlmsi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

More information on the investigation can be found in CBSA’s Notice of Initiation of Investigation.

A Statement of Reasons will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s website.

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