Government of Canada Initiates SIMA Inquiry on upholstered domestic seating

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on December 21,2020, that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain upholstered domestic seating originating in or exported from China and Vietnam.

The investigation follows a complaint filed by Palliser Furniture Ltd.                                

Subsequently, on December 23, 2020, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it has initiated an injury inquiry to determine if the alleged dumping of upholstered domestic seating has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian manufacturers. 

A detailed product description of the subject goods is provided in Appendix 1 of the CBSA notice.

The subject goods are classified under HS codes 9401.40.00.00, 9401.61.10.10, 9401.61.10.90, 9401.71.10.10 & 9401.71.10.90. HS codes are listed for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Parties wishing to participate in the preliminary injury inquiry must file a notice of participation with the CITT on or before January 6, 2021.

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


Additional Information on the injury inquiry including the 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:

Kevin Lambertsen: 613‑954‑7341

Ansa Mohammad: 613‑960‑6096

Or by e-mail to:

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.