Duty on aluminum extrusions from China could expire in March

Tribunal is seeking opinions on whether it should let the finding expire or conduct an expiry review.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s finding of March 2009 (renewed in 2014) concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain aluminum extrusions from China is scheduled to expire on March 16, 2019, unless the Tribunal has initiated an expiry review.

Under Canadian law, findings of injury or threat of injury and the associated special protection in the form of anti-dumping and/or countervailing duty expire five years from the date of the last order or finding, unless an expiry review has been initiated before that date.

The Tribunal is now consulting interested parties to determine if the finding should be left to expire or if it should conduct a review which could prolong it.

Parties requesting or opposing the initiation of an expiry review of the findings must file a notice of participation with the Tribunal’s Secretary on or before the date specified in the Tribunal’s Notice of Expiry.

The Tribunal will issue a decision by March 8, 2019, on whether an expiry review is warranted. If the Tribunal decides that an expiry review is not warranted, the order will expire on its scheduled expiry date. If the Tribunal decides to initiate an expiry review, it will issue a notice of expiry review.

According to statistics from the Canada Border Services Agency, $9,960,681 worth of the subject goods were imported in 200017, on which $3,913,890 of antidumping and/or countervailing duties were paid.

For additional information and a detailed description of the goods at issue see: Notice of Expiry No. LE-2018-008