Special Import Measures Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. S-15)

Act current to 2016-04-12 and last amended on 2014-11-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Notice of investigation
  •  (1) If the President causes an investigation to be initiated respecting the dumping or subsidizing of goods, the President shall

    • (a) in the case of an investigation initiated under any provision of this Act other than section 7, cause notice of the investigation

      • (i) to be given to the Tribunal, the exporter, the importer, the government of the country of export, the complainant, if any, and any other prescribed persons, and

      • (ii) to be published in the Canada Gazette; and

    • (b) without delay provide the Tribunal with the information and material with respect to the matter that is required under the Tribunal’s rules.

  • Marginal note:Tribunal to make preliminary inquiry

    (2) The Tribunal shall, without delay after receipt under subparagraph (1)(a)(i) of a notice of an initiation of an investigation, make a preliminary inquiry (which need not include an oral hearing) into whether the evidence discloses a reasonable indication that the dumping or subsidizing of the goods has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 34;
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 164;
  • 1999, c. 12, s. 17, c. 17, ss. 183, 184;
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134;
  • 2014, c. 20, ss. 429, 443.
Marginal note:Termination of investigation or inquiry
  •  (1) The President shall act under subsection (2) and the Tribunal shall act under subsection (3) if, at any time before the President makes a preliminary determination under subsection 38(1) in respect of goods of a country or countries,

    • (a) the President is satisfied in respect of some or all of those goods that

      • (i) there is insufficient evidence of dumping or subsidizing to justify proceeding with the investigation,

      • (ii) the margin of dumping of, or the amount of subsidy on, the goods of that country or of any of those countries is insignificant, or

      • (iii) the actual and potential volume of dumped or subsidized goods is negligible; or

    • (b) the Tribunal comes to the conclusion in respect of some or all of those goods that the evidence does not disclose a reasonable indication that the dumping or subsidizing of the goods has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury.

  • Marginal note:Duty of President

    (2) The President shall

    • (a) cause the investigation to be terminated with respect to the goods in respect of which the President is so satisfied or the Tribunal has come to that conclusion; and

    • (b) cause notice of the termination to be

      • (i) given to the Tribunal, the exporter, the importer, the government of the country of export, the complainant, if any, and any prescribed persons, and

      • (ii) published in the Canada Gazette.

  • Marginal note:Duty of Tribunal

    (3) The Tribunal shall

    • (a) cause the preliminary inquiry to be terminated with respect to the goods in respect of which the President is so satisfied or the Tribunal has come to that conclusion; and

    • (b) cause notice of the termination to be

      • (i) given to the President, the exporter, the importer, the government of the country of export, the complainant, if any, and any prescribed persons, and

      • (ii) published in the Canada Gazette.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 35;
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 165;
  • 1999, c. 12, s. 17, c. 17, ss. 183, 184;
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134;
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 443.
Marginal note:Termination of investigation — Chile
  •  (1) Immediately after goods of Chile are exempted from the application of this Act in respect of dumping by regulations made under section 14,

    • (a) the President shall cause any investigation initiated under section 31 to be terminated to the extent that it relates to the dumping of those goods;

    • (b) the Tribunal shall cause any preliminary inquiry initiated under subsection 34(2) to be terminated to the extent that it relates to the dumping of those goods; and

    • (c) all related proceedings are terminated to the extent that they relate to the dumping of those goods.

  • Marginal note:Notice of termination

    (2) The President or the Tribunal, as the case may be, shall cause notice of the termination

    • (a) to be given to the exporter, the importer, the Government of the Republic of Chile, the complainant, if any, and any other persons who may be prescribed; and

    • (b) to be published in the Canada Gazette.

  • 1997, c. 14, s. 90;
  • 1999, c. 12, s. 18, c. 17, ss. 183, 184;
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134.

 [Repealed, 1999, c. 12, s. 19]

Marginal note:Tribunal to give advice

 If a reference is made to the Tribunal under section 33 on any question in relation to any matter before the President,

  • (a) the President shall forthwith provide the Tribunal with such information and material with respect to the matter as may be required under the rules of the Tribunal; and

  • (b) the Tribunal shall render its advice on the question

    • (i) without holding any hearings thereon,

    • (ii) on the basis of the information that was before the President when he reached his decision or conclusion on that question, and

    • (iii) forthwith after the date on which the reference is made to it and, in any event, not later than thirty days after that date.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 37;
  • 1999, c. 12, s. 20, c. 17, ss. 183, 184;
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134.

Preliminary Determination of Injury or of Dumping or Subsidizing

Marginal note:Preliminary determination of injury
  •  (1) On or before the sixtieth day after the initiation of an investigation under section 31, the Tribunal shall make, with respect to the goods in respect of which the investigation has not been terminated under section 35, a preliminary determination that there is evidence that discloses a reasonable indication that the dumping or subsidizing has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury.

  • Marginal note:Notification

    (2) The Tribunal shall cause notice of the preliminary determination to be

    • (a) given to the President, the exporter, the importer, the government of the country of export, the complainant, if any, and any prescribed persons; and

    • (b) published in the Canada Gazette.

  • 1999, c. 12, s. 21, c. 17, s. 184;
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134.
Marginal note:Preliminary determination of dumping or subsidizing
  •  (1) Subject to section 39, after the sixtieth and on or before the ninetieth day after the initiation of an investigation under section 31, the President shall make a preliminary determination of dumping or subsidizing with respect to the goods in respect of which the investigation has not been terminated under section 35 after estimating and specifying, in relation to each exporter of goods in respect of which the investigation is made, as follows:

    • (a) in the case of dumped goods,

      • (i) estimating the margin of dumping of the goods to which the preliminary determination applies, using the information available to him at the time the estimate is made, and

      • (ii) specifying the goods to which the preliminary determination applies;

    • (b) in the case of subsidized goods,

      • (i) estimating the amount of subsidy on the goods to which the preliminary determination applies, using the information available to him at the time the estimate is made,

      • (ii) specifying the goods to which the preliminary determination applies, and

      • (iii) subject to subsection (2), where the whole or any part of the subsidy on the goods to which the preliminary determination applies is a prohibited subsidy, specifying that there is a prohibited subsidy on the goods and estimating the amount of the prohibited subsidy thereon; and

    • (c) in the case of dumped or subsidized goods, specifying the name of the person the President believes, on the information available to the President at the time the President makes the estimate referred to in subparagraph (a)(i) or (b)(i), as the case may be, is the importer in Canada of the goods.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The President shall not specify or estimate anything pursuant to subparagraph (1)(b)(iii) where the President is of the opinion that, having regard to the country that is providing the export subsidy, the nature of the goods on which there is an export subsidy and the circumstances under which the export subsidy is provided, provision of the export subsidy in relation to those goods is not inconsistent with that country’s obligations under the international agreement known as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, 1994.

  • Marginal note:Notice of preliminary determination

    (3) Where the President makes a preliminary determination under subsection (1), the President shall

    • (a) cause notice of the determination to be given and published as provided in paragraph 34(1)(a); and

    • (b) cause to be filed with the Tribunal written notice of the determination, stating the reasons therefor, together with such other material relating to the determination as may be required under the rules of the Tribunal.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 38;
  • 1994, c. 47, ss. 166, 185;
  • 1999, c. 12, s. 22, c. 17, ss. 183, 184;
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134;
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 443.
 
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