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September 14, 2018
Duty on thermoelectric containers from China could expire in November
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal's December 2008 finding (renewed in 2013) concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain thermoelectric containers that provide cooling and/or warming originating in or exported from China, is scheduled to expire on December 8, 2018, unless the Tribunal has initiated an expiry review.
Under Canadian law, findings of injury or threat of injury and the associated special protection in the form of anti-dumping and/or countervailing duty expire five years from the date of the last order or finding, unless an expiry review has been initiated before that date.
The Tribunal is now consulting interested parties to determine if the finding should be left to expire or if it should conduct a review which could prolong it.
Parties requesting or opposing the initiation of an expiry review of the findings must file a notice of participation with the Tribunal's Secretary on or before the date specified in the Tribunal's Notice of Expiry.
The Tribunal will issue a decision on October 30, 2018, on whether an expiry review is warranted. If the Tribunal decides that an expiry review is not warranted, the order will expire on its scheduled expiry date. If the Tribunal decides to initiate an expiry review, it will issue a notice of expiry review.
For additional information and a detailed description of the goods at issue see: Notice of Expiry No. LE-2018-004
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