Canadian agency to investigate steel wire from China, Israel and Spain
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it is initiating investigations into alleged dumping of certain galvanized steel wire from China, Israel and Spain, as well as a separate claim of subsidizing the cited wire from China.
The CBSA announcement said that the investigations follow a complaint filed by Tree Island Steel Ltd. of Richmond, British Columbia, about alleged dumping and subsidizing of the cited products that has are harmed Canadian production. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (Tribunal) will now begin a preliminary inquiry and is scheduled to issue a decision by March 22, 2013. While the Tribunal is examining the question of injury, the CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being dumped and/or subsidized, and is scheduled to make a preliminary decision by April 22, 2013, it said.
If the CBSA makes a preliminary affirmative determination, the investigations will be continued for the purpose of making a final decision within 90 days after the date of the preliminary determination, the release said. If the Tribunal determines that an unusually large increase in harmful imports has occurred prior to the CBSA''s decision and that the retroactive application of anti-dumping or countervailing duty is therefore justified, duty could be levied on the goods brought into Canada as of today, it said.