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Special Import Measures Act

Version of section 8 from 2016-06-22 to 2022-07-25:


Marginal note:Imposition of provisional duty

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (1.3), if the President makes a preliminary determination of dumping or subsidizing in an investigation under this Act and considers that the imposition of provisional duty is necessary to prevent injury, retardation or threat of injury, the importer in Canada of dumped or subsidized goods that are of the same description as any goods to which the preliminary determination applies and that are released during the period beginning on the day on which the preliminary determination is made and ending on the earlier of

    • (a) the day on which the President causes the investigation to be terminated pursuant to subsection 41(1) with respect to goods of that description, and

    • (b) the day on which the Tribunal makes an order or finding with respect to goods of that description,

    shall, within the time prescribed under the Customs Act for the payment of duties, at the option of the importer,

    • (c) pay or cause to be paid on the imported goods provisional duty in an amount not greater than the estimated margin of dumping of, or the estimated amount of subsidy on, the imported goods, or

    • (d) post or cause to be posted security for provisional duty in the prescribed form and in an amount or to a value not greater than the estimated margin of dumping of, or the estimated amount of subsidy on, the imported goods.

  • Marginal note:Imposition of provisional duties on referral back to Tribunal

    (1.1) Subject to subsection (1.3), if an order or finding of the Tribunal under subsection 43(1), 76.02(4) respecting a review under subsection 76.02(1), or 91(3), other than an order or finding described in any of sections 3 to 6, is referred back to the Tribunal under subsection 77.015(3) or (4) or 77.019(5), or under subsection 77.15(3) or (4) or 77.19(4), the importer of dumped or subsidized goods that are of the same description as any goods to which the order or finding applies and that are released during the period beginning on the day on which the preliminary determination is made under subsection 38(1) and ending on the day on which the Tribunal makes an order or finding, on the referral back, with respect to goods of that description, shall, within the time prescribed under the Customs Act for the payment of duties, at the option of the importer,

    • (a) pay or cause to be paid on the imported goods provisional duty in an amount not greater than the estimated margin of dumping of, or the estimated amount of subsidy on, the imported goods; or

    • (b) post or cause to be posted security for provisional duty in the prescribed form and in an amount or to a value not greater than the estimated margin of dumping of, or the estimated amount of subsidy on, the imported goods.

  • Marginal note:Imposition of provisional duties on referral back from Federal Court of Appeal

    (1.2) Subject to subsection (1.3), if an order or finding of the Tribunal under subsection 43(1), 76.02(4) respecting a review under subsection 76.02(1), or 91(3), other than an order or finding described in any of sections 3 to 6, is referred back to the Tribunal by the Federal Court of Appeal, the importer of dumped or subsidized goods that are of the same description as any goods to which the order or finding applies and that are released during the period beginning on the day on which the preliminary determination is made under subsection 38(1) and ending on the day on which the Tribunal makes an order or finding, on the referral back, with respect to goods of that description, shall, within the time prescribed under the Customs Act for the payment of duties, at the option of the importer,

    • (a) pay or cause to be paid on the imported goods provisional duty in an amount not greater than the estimated margin of dumping of, or the estimated amount of subsidy on, the imported goods; or

    • (b) post or cause to be posted security for provisional duty in the prescribed form and in an amount or to a value not greater than the estimated margin of dumping of, or the estimated amount of subsidy on, the imported goods.

  • Marginal note:Insignificant margin or amount

    (1.3) Subsections (1), (1.1) and (1.2) do not apply in respect of

    • (a) goods of the same description as the goods specified in a preliminary determination in which the President determines that the margin of dumping of the goods is insignificant; or

    • (b) goods of the same description as the goods specified in a preliminary determination in which the President determines that the amount of subsidy on the goods is insignificant.

  • Marginal note:Return of provisional duty

    (2) Any provisional duty paid or security posted under subsection (1), (1.1) or (1.2) by or on behalf of an importer in respect of the importation of dumped or subsidized goods of any description shall

    • (a) be returned to the importer forthwith after

      • (i) the President causes the investigation to be terminated pursuant to subsection 35.1(1) or 41(1) with respect to goods of that description,

      • (ii) all proceedings respecting the dumping or subsidizing of goods of that description are terminated as described in section 47, or

      • (iii) the Tribunal makes an order or finding with respect to goods of that description if the order or finding is only to the effect that the dumping or subsidizing of those goods is threatening to cause injury; and

    • (b) except to the extent of any duty payable in respect of the imported goods, be returned to the importer forthwith after a determination is made in respect of the imported goods by a designated officer pursuant to such of paragraphs 55(1)(c) to (e) as are applicable.

  • (3) and (4) [Repealed, 2001, c. 25, s. 92]

  • Marginal note:Suspension of collection

    (5) Where the President accepts an undertaking with respect to dumped or subsidized goods, the collection of provisional duties on any dumped or subsidized goods, as the case may be, that are of the same description as any goods to which the preliminary determination applies is suspended for the period during which the undertaking is in force.

  • Marginal note:Resumption of collection

    (6) If the President terminates an undertaking under subsection 51(1) or 52(1) with respect to dumped or subsidized goods, the collection of provisional duties on those goods is resumed and the importer of dumped or subsidized goods that are of the same description as any goods to which the preliminary determination under subsection 38(1) applied and that are released during the period beginning on the day on which the undertaking was terminated and ending on the earlier of

    • (a) the day on which the President causes the investigation to be terminated pursuant to subsection 41(1) with respect to goods of that description, and

    • (b) the day on which the Tribunal makes an order or finding with respect to goods of that description,

    shall, within the time prescribed under the Customs Act for the payment of duties, at the option of the importer,

    • (c) pay or cause to be paid on the imported goods provisional duty in an amount not greater than the estimated margin of dumping of, or the estimated amount of subsidy on, the imported goods, or

    • (d) post or cause to be posted security for provisional duty in the prescribed form and in an amount or to a value not greater than the estimated margin of dumping of, or the estimated amount of subsidy on, the imported goods.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 8
  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.), s. 198
  • 1988, c. 65, s. 26
  • 1993, c. 44, s. 202
  • 1994, c. 47, ss. 149, 185(E)
  • 1997, c. 14, s. 88
  • 1999, c. 12, ss. 3, 52(E), c. 17, ss. 183, 184
  • 2001, c. 25, s. 92
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134
  • 2016, c. 7, s. 194
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