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Special Import Measures Act

Version of section 16 from 2002-12-31 to 2005-12-11:


Marginal note:Rules applied in determining normal value

  •  (1) In the application of section 15 in the case of any goods,

    • (a) if there was not, in the opinion of the Commissioner, such a number of sales of like goods made by the exporter at the place described in paragraph 15(e) as to permit a proper comparison with the sale of the goods to the importer in Canada, but sales of like goods were made by the exporter at one other place or several other places in the country of export, there shall, for the purpose of making that comparison, be included with sales of like goods made by the exporter at the place described in paragraph 15(e) sales of like goods made by the exporter at that one other place or at the nearest of the several other places to the place described in paragraph 15(e), as the case may be;

    • (b) if there was not, in the opinion of the Commissioner, such a number of sales of like goods made by the exporter to purchasers described in subparagraph 15(a)(i) who are at the same or substantially the same trade level as the importer in Canada as to permit a proper comparison with the sale of goods to the importer, but there was such a number of sales of like goods made to purchasers described in subparagraph 15(a)(i) who are at the trade level nearest and subsequent to that of the importer, there shall be substituted for the purchasers described in paragraph 15(a) purchasers described in subparagraph 15(a)(i) who are at the trade level nearest and subsequent to that of the importer;

    • (c) if by reason of the fact that

      • (i) the sales of like goods made by the exporter were solely or primarily for export, or

      • (ii) the sales of like goods made by the exporter during the period that is applicable by reason of paragraph 15(d) were solely or primarily to purchasers who at any time during that period were not purchasers described in subparagraph 15(a)(i),

      there was not, in the opinion of the Commissioner, such a number of sales of like goods made by the exporter as to permit a proper comparison with the sale of the goods to the importer in Canada, but there were sales of like goods for use in the country of export by other vendors, such one or more of any of those vendors that the Commissioner may specify shall be deemed to be the exporter for the purpose of determining the normal value of the goods sold to the importer in Canada;

    • (d) if the quantity of goods sold to the importer in Canada is larger than the largest quantity of like goods sold by the exporter for use in the country of export, the sales of like goods shall be those sales of like goods that are in the largest quantity sold by the exporter for such use; and

    • (e) if the quantity of goods sold to the importer in Canada is smaller than the smallest quantity of like goods sold by the exporter for use in the country of export, the sales of like goods shall be those sales of like goods that are in the smallest quantity sold by the exporter for such use.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) In determining the normal value of any goods under section 15, there shall not be taken into account

    • (a) any sale of like goods for use in the country of export by a vendor to a purchaser if the vendor did not, at the same or substantially the same time, sell like goods in the ordinary course of trade to other persons in the country of export at the same trade level as, and not associated with, the purchaser; and

    • (b) any sale of like goods by the exporter within a period, determined by the Commissioner, of not less than six months, where

      • (i) the sale is made at a price that is less than the cost of the goods,

      • (ii) either

        • (A) the sale is of a volume that, or is one of a number of sales referred to in subparagraph (i) the total volume of which, is not less than twenty per cent of the total volume of like goods sold during that period, or

        • (B) the average selling price of like goods sold by the exporter during that period is less than the average cost of those like goods, and

      • (iii) the sale is made at a price per unit that is not greater than the average cost of all like goods sold during that period.

  • Marginal note:Meaning of "cost"

    (3) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), cost means, in relation to goods, the cost of production of the goods and the administrative, selling and all other costs with respect to the goods.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 16
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 153
  • 1999, c. 17, s. 183
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