Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Canada's CITT To Conduct an Investigation Whether to Remove Tariffs on Textures Polypropylene Multifilament Yarn

On October 18, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)announced that it was conducting an investigation into the appropriateness of reducing or remiving the customs duty on importantions from all countries of multifilament yarn, solely of propropylene, textured, fully drawn, with an "S" twist exceeding 50 turns per metre, measuring per single yarn 1,680 decitex or more but not exceeding 3,215 decitex for use in the manufacture of area rugs.

This type of proceeding is called a "textile reference".  It is usually conducted by way of written submissions and does not involve a hearing unless complex matters arise.  The CITT will make recommendations to the Minister of Finance at the conclusion of the investigation.

Interested parties (persons that will be affected by the recommendations of the CITT - e.g., domestic manufacturers, users, importers, etc.) may file notices or participation.  The deadline for filing notices of participation is November 7, 2007.  Questionnaires wll be issued and the questionnaires are due on November 7, 2007.  Submissions must be filed by December 21, 2007.  The CITT will issue its recmmendations on January 25, 2008.

If you would like to read a copy of the Notice of Commencement of investigation, please click on CITT File Number TR-2007-002.

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