On May 8, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announced the Notice of Expiry of Finding on Unitized Wall Modules originating in or exported from China. The original finding was made on November 12, 2013.
Under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), findings of injury or threat of injury and the associated special protection in the form of anti-dumping or countervailing duties expires five years from the date of the last order or finding, unless an expiry review has been initiated before that date.
The subject goods are described as “Unitized wall modules, with or without infill, including fully assembled frames, with or without fasteners, trims, cover caps, window operators, gaskets, load transfer bars, sunshades and anchor assemblies; excluding non-unitized building envelope systems such as stick systems and point-fixing systems originating in/or exported from the People’s Republic of China.” Additional product details can be found in the CBSA’S Preliminary Determination.
Interested firms, organizations, persons or governments wishing to make submissions on whether an expiry review is warranted must file a notice of participation with the CITT on or before May 24, 2018. Counsel intending to represent a party in these proceedings must also file a notice of representation, as well as a declaration and undertaking, with the CITT on or before May 24, 2018.
On May 25, 2018, the CITT will distribute the list of participants. The deadline for filing submissions is June 5, 2018. If there are opposing views, each party may file a response no later than June 12, 2018.
Documents should be filed electronically through the CITT Secure E-filing Service at https://efiling-depote-pub.citt-tcce.gc.ca/submit-eng.aspx. Only one electronic copy is required.
The CITT will issue a decision on June 27, 2018, on whether an expiry review is warranted. If the CITT decides that an expiry review is not warranted, the finding will expire on its scheduled expiry date. If the CITT decides to initiate an expiry review, it will issue a notice of expiry review.
Further details regarding this proceeding, including submission dates, filing procedures, and a schedule of key events, are contained in the Notice of Expiry of Finding.
Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.