Government of Canada Initiates SIMA investigation on small power transformers

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on April 15, 2021, that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain small power transformers, originating or exported from Austria, Taiwan and Korea.

The investigation follows a complaint filed by Transformateurs Delta Star Inc., Northern Transformer Corporation, PTI Transformers Inc., and PTI Transformers L.P.                                

Subsequently, on April 16, 2021, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it has initiated a preliminary injury inquiry to determine if the alleged dumping of certain small power transformers has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian manufacturers. 

The subject goods, since 2019 are normally classified under HS codes 8504.22.00.20 & 8504. Incomplete small power transformers and parts and components thereof may also be classified under HS codes 8504.90.90.10, 8504.90.90.82 & 8504.90.90.90.

Parties wishing to participate in the preliminary injury inquiry must file a notice of participation with the CITT on or before April 28, 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:

Jonathan Thiffault: 343‑553‑1639

Matthew Lerette: 343‑553‑1867

Aaron Maidment: 343‑553‑1633

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.