Government of Canada Initiates SIMA Investigation on container chassis

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on June 10, 2021, that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain container chassis, originating or exported from China.

The investigation follows a complaint filed by Max‑Atlas Equipment International Inc. (Saint‑Jean‑sur‑Richelieu, QC).                                

Subsequently, on June 11, 2021, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it has initiated an injury inquiry to determine if the alleged dumping and subsidizing of container chassis 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 notice.

The subject goods are usually classified under HS code 8716.39.30.90 and to a lesser extent may also fall under HS codes 8706.00.90.90, 8716.39.90.90, 8716.40.00.00, 8716.80.20.90, 8716.9030.00, 8716.90.99.10 & 8716.90.99.90. 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 June 23, 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 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:

Sean Robertson: 343‑553‑1584

Wayne Tian: 343‑553‑1583

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.

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