CBSA starts investigation into the dumping of certain mattress innersprings

    OTTAWA, April 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
announced today that it is initiating an investigation into the alleged
injurious dumping of certain mattress innerspring units originating in or
exported from the People's Republic of China.
    The investigation follows a complaint filed by Globe Spring & Cushion
Company Ltd. of Toronto. The complainant alleges that the dumping of the goods
in question is harming Canadian production by causing lost sales; price
erosion and suppression; a decline in revenues, gross margins and net profit;
and reduced employment and market share.
    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. The Special Import Measures Act
html) protects Canadian producers from the damaging effects of such unfair
    The Canadian International Trade Tribunal
( will now begin a preliminary inquiry to
determine whether these imports are harmful to Canadian producers. The
Tribunal will issue a decision by June 26, 2009. While the Tribunal is
examining the question of injury, the CBSA will investigate whether the
imports are being dumped and it will make a decision by July 27, 2009.
    If there is a large increase in harmful imports and the Tribunal decides
that the retroactive application of anti-dumping 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
this investigation, will be available on the CBSA's Web site at within 15 days. More information on the CBSA's
Anti-dumping and Countervailing Program
( and the Special Import
Measures Act can also be found on this site.

For further information:

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

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