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Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada's CBSA Commences Reinvestigation of Antidumping Duties on Bikes

Canada has imposed antidumping duties on bicycles from China and Taiwan for over 17.5 years.  On February 22, 2010, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) commenced a reinvestigation of normal values and export prices on bicycles from China and Taiwan. The subject goods are described as bicycles, assembled or unassembled, with wheel diameters of 16 inches (40.64 cm) and greater originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei and China, excluding bicycles with an FOB Chinese Taipei or China selling price exceeding CAD$225, and excluding bicycles with foldable frames and stems.

The CBSA anticipates that the re-investigation will be concluded by July 7, 2010.  The schedule is as follows:

Date

Event

February 22, 2010

Initiation of CBSA's Re-Investigation

March 15, 2010

Importer Responses to CBSA's Request for Information due

April 9, 2010

Exporter Responses to CBSA's Request for Information due

June 9, 2010

Closing of the record

June 16, 2010

Case Arguments due from all parties

June 23, 2010

Reply submissions from all parties in respect of the case arguments

July 7, 2010

CBSA's Conclusion of Re-Investigation

Canadian importers of bicycles file an importers request for information.  Exporters file an exporters request for information.  If the exporters do not submit a completed exporters request for information, the CBSA will use the best information available - which may not lead to a good result.  The CBSA warns that "[t]his may result in retroactive assessments of additional anti-dumping duties against the importer as high as 64% of the export price, in accordance with a ministerial specification pursuant to section 29 of Special Import Measures Act."

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