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

Act current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART ISpecial Import Measures (continued)

Procedure in Dumping and Subsidy Investigations (continued)

Commencement of Investigation (continued)

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 [Repealed, 1999, c. 12, s. 19]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 the President 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 the President 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:Insignificant margin or amount

    (1.1) The President may in making a preliminary determination under subsection (1), using the information available to him or her at that time, make the determination that the margin of dumping of, or the amount of subsidy on, any goods of a particular exporter is insignificant.

  • Marginal note:Deeming provision

    (1.2) For the purposes of a preliminary determination, if the President determines that the margin of dumping or the amount of subsidy is equivalent to 0% of the export price of the goods, then that margin or amount is considered to be insignificant and the investigation in respect of those goods continues.

  • 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
  • 2016, c. 7, s. 197
  • 2017, c. 20, s. 78

Marginal note:Time extended

  •  (1) If, in any investigation respecting the dumping or subsidizing of goods, the President, before the expiration of the ninety days referred to in subsection 38(1), causes written notice to be given to the persons and the government referred to in paragraph 34(1)(a) that by reason of

    • (a) the complexity or novelty of the issues presented by the investigation,

    • (b) the variety of goods or number of persons involved in the investigation,

    • (c) the difficulty of obtaining satisfactory evidence in the investigation, or

    • (d) any other circumstance specified in the notice that, in the opinion of the President, makes it unusually difficult for him to decide within those ninety days whether to terminate the investigation with respect to some or all of the goods, proceed in accordance with subsection 38(1) or accept an undertaking or undertakings,

    the decision referred to in paragraph (d) will not be made within those ninety days, the period of ninety days referred to in section 38 is thereupon extended to one hundred and thirty-five days.

  • Marginal note:Notice of time extension

    (2) Where the President causes notice to be given pursuant to subsection (1), he shall cause a notice to the same effect to be published in the Canada Gazette forthwith.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 39
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 186
  • 1999, c. 12, s. 23, c. 17, ss. 183, 184
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134
 
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