The CBSA starts investigations into the dumping and subsidizing of certain aluminum extrusions



    OTTAWA, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
today announced the initiation of investigations into the alleged injurious
dumping and subsidizing of certain aluminum extrusions originating in or
exported from the People's Republic of China.
    The investigations follow a complaint filed by Almag Aluminum Inc. of
Brampton, Ontario; Apel Extrusions Limited of Calgary, Alberta; Can Art
Aluminum Extrusion Inc. of Brampton, Ontario; Metra Aluminum Inc. of Laval,
Quebec; Signature Aluminum Canada Inc. (formerly Bon L Canada Inc.) of
Richmond Hill, Ontario; Spectra Aluminum Products Ltd. of Bradford, Ontario;
and Spectra Anodizing Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario (collectively referred to as
"the complainants" hereinafter). The complainants allege that the dumping and
subsidizing of the goods in question are harming Canadian production by
causing price erosion and suppression; lost sales, revenues and employment;
and reduced market share, profitability, production and capacity utilization.
    Dumping occurs when goods are sold to importers in Canada at prices that
are less than their selling prices in the exporter's domestic market or at
unprofitable prices. Subsidizing occurs when goods imported into Canada
benefit from foreign government financial assistance. The Special Import
Measures Act
(<a href="http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/notice/index.html?redirect=%2Fen%2FS-15%2Findex.html">http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/notice/index.html?redirect=%2Fen%2FS-15%2Findex.</a>
<a href="http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/notice/index.html?redirect=%2Fen%2FS-15%2Findex.html">html</a>) protects Canadian producers from the damaging effects of such unfair
trade.
    The Canadian International Trade Tribunal
(http://www.citt.gc.ca/index_e.asp) will now begin a preliminary inquiry to
determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers. The Tribunal
will issue a decision by October 17, 2008. While the Tribunal is examining the
question of injury, the CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being
dumped and/or subsidized and will make a decision by November 17, 2008.
    If there is a large increase in harmful imports and the Tribunal decides
that the retroactive application of anti-dumping or countervailing duty is
justified, duty could be levied on the goods brought into Canada as of today.
    A copy of the Statement of Reasons, which provides more details about
these investigations, will be available on the CBSA's Web site at
www.cbsa.gc.ca/sima-lmsi within 15 days. More information on the CBSA's
Anti-dumping and Countervailing Program
(http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/menu-eng.html) or the Special Import
Measures Act can also be found on this site.




For further information:

For further information: Media Relations, Canada Border Services Agency,
(613) 957-6500


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