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The CBSA launches scope proceeding on certain fabricated industrial steel components

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The CBSA launches scope proceeding on certain fabricated industrial steel components

Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, July 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it is launching its first scope proceeding as a result of the amendments to the Special Import Measures Act and the Special Import Measures Regulations that came into force on April 26, 2018.

The scope proceeding is being conducted in order to establish whether or not liquefied natural gas (LNG) modules are subject to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's (CITT) injury finding issued on May 25, 2017, concerning the dumping of certain fabricated industrial structural components (FISC) from China and South Korea, and the subsidizing of FISC from China.

The scope proceeding is the result of an application filed with the CBSA by Woodfibre LNG Limited
(Vancouver, British Columbia), a potential importer of the goods that are the subject of the application.

The applicant provided detailed descriptions of the goods in question and arguments to support its claims that these goods are not of the same description as the goods to which the applicable CITT finding applies.

Quick Facts

  • FISC consist of the structural components that have been custom-designed to fit into a particular structure, for use by certain heavy industries, such as oil and gas or mining. For example, the beams and columns that form the skeleton of a building or a conveyor structure, or plate‑works for use in process tanks or duct work.
  • The purpose of a scope proceeding is to establish whether certain goods fall within the product description of an existing anti‑dumping or countervailing measure.
  • Scope proceedings are formal processes whereby an interested person can obtain a scope ruling from the CBSA.
  • A scope ruling will specify whether the goods in question fall within the product description of the applicable order, finding or undertaking, including whether the goods in question originate in a country named in the order, finding or undertaking.
  • A notice of the conclusion and copy of the Statement of Reasons, which will provide more details about this proceeding, will be available on the CBSA's website at www.cbsa.gc.ca/sima-lmsi on or before November 23, 2018.
  • The legislative changes necessary to initiate scope proceedings formed part of the Prime Minister's announcement on April 26, 2018, to strengthen trade enforcement to protect Canadian steel and aluminum industries and workers.

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SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency

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