Special Import Measures Regulations (SOR/84-927)

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Special Import Measures Regulations

SOR/84-927

SPECIAL IMPORT MEASURES ACT

Registration 1984-11-22

Regulations Respecting Special Import Measures

P.C. 1984-3728 1984-11-22

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to section 97 of the Special Import Measures ActFootnote *, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations respecting special import measures.

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Special Import Measures Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Act

Act means the Special Import Measures Act; (Loi)

American Secretariat

American Secretariat means the United States section of the Secretariat provided for by Article 1909 of the Free Trade Agreement; (secrétariat américain)

industrial research

industrial research[Repealed, SOR/2001-54, s. 1]

officer

officer means an officer as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Customs Act; (agent)

pre-competitive development activity

pre-competitive development activity[Repealed, SOR/2001-54, s. 1]

production

production includes manufacturing, growing and processing; (production)

start-up period of production

start-up period of production means the period that

  • (a) begins on the date that

    • (i) new production facilities are first used for commercial production, or

    • (ii) production first commences for commercial purposes of a product that is new, or substantially different from products previously produced by the producer, and that requires production equipment or technology that is new or substantially different from production equipment or technology previously used by the producer, and

  • (b) ends on the date that the level of production is no longer limited to a significant degree owing to technical difficulties related to the use of new production facilities or the production of a new or substantially different product. (période de démarrage de la production)

  • SOR/89-63, s. 1
  • SOR/95-26, s. 1
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 1, 25
  • SOR/2001-54, s. 1

Application

 The operation of the definition American Secretariat in section 2, of Part II.1 and of sections 46 to 49 is suspended for the period during which subsections 56(1.02), 58(1.2) and 59(3.3) and section 77.038 of the Act are in force, except in respect of a definitive decision that was made before the coming into force of subsections 56(1.02), 58(1.2) and 59(3.3) and section 77.038 of the Act.

  • SOR/94-20, s. 1

PART INormal Value and Export Price

NORMAL VALUE ADJUSTMENTS

Quantitative Adjustments

 For the purposes of sections 15, 19 and 20 of the Act, the price of like goods shall be adjusted to reflect the quantity discount generally granted in connection with a sale of like goods in the same or substantially the same quantities as the quantities of the goods sold to the importer in Canada.

  • SOR/2015-27, s. 1(E)

 Where the quantity discount referred to in section 3 cannot be ascertained, the price of like goods shall be adjusted by

  • (a) adding thereto the amount that would reflect the costs that would be incurred by the exporter, or

  • (b) deducting therefrom the amount that would reflect the savings that would accrue to the exporter,

if the like goods were sold by the exporter in the same or substantially the same quantities as the quantities of goods sold to the importer in Canada.

Qualitative Differences

 For the purposes of sections 15, 19 and 20 of the Act, where the goods sold to the importer in Canada and the like goods differ

  • (a) in their quality, structure, design or material,

  • (b) in their warranty against defect or guarantee of performance,

  • (c) in the time permitted from their date of order to the date of their scheduled shipment, or

  • (d) in their conditions of sale, other than the conditions referred to in paragraphs (b) or (c) or any conditions that result in any adjustment being made pursuant to any other section of these Regulations,

and that difference would be reflected in a difference between the price of the like goods and the price at which goods that are identical in all respects, including conditions of sale, to the goods sold to the importer in Canada would be sold in the country of export, the price of the like goods shall be adjusted

  • (e) where the price of the like goods is greater than the price of the identical goods, by deducting therefrom the estimated difference between those prices; and

  • (f) where the price of the like goods is less than the price of the identical goods, by adding thereto the estimated difference between those prices.

Discounts

 For the purposes of sections 15, 19 and 20 of the Act, where any rebate, deferred discount or discount for cash is generally granted in relation to the sale of like goods in the country of export, the price of the like goods shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom the amount of any such generally granted rebate or discount for which the sale of the goods to the importer in Canada would qualify if that sale occurred in the country of export.

Delivery Costs

 For the purposes of sections 15 and 19 and subparagraph 20(1)(c)(i) of the Act, where like goods are sold at a delivered price, the price of the like goods shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom the cost of their delivery.

  • SOR/92-236, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 11

 For the purposes of sections 15 and 19 and subparagraph 20(1)(c)(i) of the Act, where like goods are generally sold at a common delivered price when delivered to any destination within a zone that, under the ordinary commercial practice of the vendor of the like goods, is considered to be a common transportation zone, the price of the like goods shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom an amount that reflects the average cost incurred by the vendor in delivering the like goods to destinations in that zone.

  • SOR/92-236, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 11

Substitution of Trade Level

 For the purposes of sections 15 and 19 and subparagraph 20(1)(c)(i) of the Act, where purchasers of like goods who are at the trade level nearest and subsequent to that of the importer in Canada have been substituted for purchasers who are at the same or substantially the same trade level as that of the importer, the price of the like goods shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom

  • (a) the amount of any costs, charges or expenses incurred by the vendor of the like goods in selling to purchasers who are at the trade level nearest and subsequent to that of the importer that result from activities that would not be performed if the like goods were sold to purchasers who are at the same or substantially the same trade level as that of the importer; or

  • (b) in the absence of information relating to the costs, charges and expenses mentioned in paragraph (a), an amount not exceeding the discount that is generally granted on the sale of like goods by other vendors in the country of export to purchasers who are at the same or substantially the same trade level as the importer.

  • SOR/2000-138, s. 11

Taxes and Duties

 For the purposes of sections 15, 19 and 20 of the Act, where any taxes or duties that are borne by like goods or any materials or components forming a part thereof are not borne by the goods sold to the importer in Canada, the price of the like goods shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom the amount of those taxes or duties.

Cost of Production and Other Costs

  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraph 19(b) and subparagraph 20(1)(c)(ii) of the Act,

    • (a) subject to section 12 of these Regulations, the expression cost of production, in relation to any goods, means the aggregate of all costs that are

      • (i) attributable to, or in any manner related to, the production of the goods, or

      • (ii) directly attributable to the design or engineering of the goods;

    • (b) the expression a reasonable amount for profits, in relation to any goods, means an amount equal to

      • (i) where the exporter has made in the country of export a number of sales of like goods for use in the country of export, and where those sales when taken together produce a profit and are such as to permit a proper comparison, the weighted average profit made on the sales,

      • (ii) where subparagraph (i) is not applicable but the exporter has made in the country of export a number of sales of goods that are of the same general category as the goods sold to the importer in Canada and are for use in the country of export, and where those sales when taken together produce a profit and are such as to permit a proper comparison, the weighted average profit made on the sales,

      • (iii) where subparagraphs (i) and (ii) are not applicable but producers, other than the exporter, have made in the country of export a number of sales of like goods for use in the country of export, and where those sales when taken together produce a profit and are such as to permit a proper comparison, the weighted average profit made on the sales,

      • (iv) where subparagraphs (i) to (iii) are not applicable but producers, other than the exporter, have made in the country of export a number of sales of goods that are of the same general category as the goods sold to the importer in Canada and are for use in the country of export, and where those sales when taken together produce a profit and are such as to permit a proper comparison, the weighted average profit made on the sales,

      • (v) where subparagraphs (i) to (iv) are not applicable but the exporter has made in the country of export a number of sales of goods that are of the group or range of goods that is next largest to the category referred to in subparagraph (iv) and are for use in the country of export, and where those sales when taken together produce a profit and are such as to permit a proper comparison, the weighted average profit made on the sales, or

      • (vi) where subparagraphs (i) to (v) are not applicable but producers, other than the exporter, have made in the country of export a number of sales of goods that are of the group or range of goods that is next largest to the category referred to in subparagraph (iv) and are for use in the country of export, and where those sales when taken together produce a profit and are such as to permit a proper comparison, the weighted average profit made on the sales; and

    • (c) the expression a reasonable amount for administrative, selling and all other costs, in relation to any goods, means

      • (i) an amount equal to all administrative, selling and other costs, including the costs of any warranty against defect or guarantee of performance and any design or engineering costs, that are not included in the cost of production but are reasonably attributable to the production and domestic sales of like goods made by the exporter, that satisfy the greatest number of the conditions set out in paragraphs 15(a) to (e) of the Act, taking into account subsection 16(1) of the Act, or

      • (ii) where an amount cannot be determined under subparagraph (i), an amount equal to all administrative, selling and other costs, including the costs of any warranty against defect or guarantee of performance and any design or engineering costs, that are not included in the cost of production but are reasonably attributable to the production and sale of the goods.

  • (2) For the purposes of subparagraphs (1)(b)(i), (ii) and (v), where the exporter is not the producer of the goods referred to in those subparagraphs, a reasonable amount for profits shall also include the amount of profits earned by the producer and any subsequent vendors in respect of sales of those goods to the exporter.

  • (3) For the purpose of subparagraph (1)(c)(i), where the exporter is not the producer of the goods referred to in that subparagraph, a reasonable amount for administrative, selling and all other costs shall also include the amounts incurred by the producer and any subsequent vendors in respect of sales of those goods to the exporter.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 2
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 2, 25
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 1

 For the purpose of subsection 16(3) of the Act,

  • (a) the cost of production, in relation to any goods, shall, subject to section 12, be calculated by aggregating all costs that are

    • (i) attributable to, or in any manner related to, the production of the goods, or

    • (ii) directly attributable to the design or engineering of the goods; and

  • (b) the administrative, selling and all other costs, in relation to any goods, shall be calculated by aggregating all administrative, selling and other costs, including the cost of any warranty against defect or guarantee of performance and any design or engineering costs that are not included in the cost of production but are attributable to the production and sale of the goods.

  • SOR/96-255, ss. 3, 25

 For the purposes of subparagraphs 11(1)(a)(ii) and 11.1(a)(ii), where the costs that are directly attributable to the design or engineering of the goods (in this section referred to as “first-mentioned goods”) cannot be determined, but the costs that are directly attributable to the design or engineering of goods of the same general category as the first-mentioned goods, produced and sold by any exporter or producer, can be determined, the costs that are directly attributable to the design or engineering of the first-mentioned goods shall be considered to be the amount that reflects the cost of the design or engineering of the goods of the same general category, such amount being adjusted to reflect the value of any differences in the design or engineering between the first-mentioned goods and the goods of the same general category.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 3
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 4, 25

 For the purposes of paragraph 11(1)(b),

  • (a) sales that are such as to permit a proper comparison are sales, other than any sale referred to in subsection 16(2) of the Act, that satisfy the greatest number of the conditions set out in paragraphs 15(a) to (e) of the Act, taking into account subsection 16(1) of the Act;

  • (b) the price of like goods shall be adjusted in the manner provided for in sections 3 to 10; and

  • (c) the price of goods of the same general category or of goods of the group or range of goods that is next largest to the category referred to in subparagraph 11(1)(b)(iv) shall be adjusted in the manner provided for in sections 3 to 10, and for that purpose the expression “like goods” shall be read as “goods of the same general category” or “goods of the group or range of goods that is next largest to the category referred to in subparagraph 11(1)(b)(iv)”, as the case may be, wherever that expression occurs in those sections.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 3
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 2
  • SOR/2018-88, s. 1
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), for the purpose of section 23.1 of the Act, the cost of production of goods, and the administrative, selling and all other costs with respect to the goods, for a start-up period of production shall be determined in accordance with sections 11 and 11.1.

  • (2) Where any of the costs determined under subsection (1) are affected by start-up operations that limit the level of production associated with the initial phases of commercial production owing to technical difficulties during the start-up period of production that are related to the use of new production facilities or the production of a new or substantially different product, the affected costs shall be adjusted on the basis of the costs that exist at the end of the start-up period of production or, if the period extends beyond the investigation period, on the basis of the costs that exist at the end of that period.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 3
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 5, 25

State Trading Countries

 For the purpose of determining the normal value of any goods pursuant to paragraph 20(1)(c) of the Act, sections 4 to 6, 9 and 11 shall be read with the substitution of

  • (a) the expression “country of production” for the expression “country of export”, wherever that expression occurs therein; and

  • (b) the word “producer” for the word “exporter”, wherever that word occurs therein.

  • SOR/2000-138, s. 3

 For the purpose of determining the normal value of any goods pursuant to paragraph 20(1)(d) of the Act, sections 4 to 6 shall be read with the substitution of

  • (a) the expression “vendor in Canada of the imported like goods” for the word “exporter”, wherever that word occurs therein; and

  • (b) the word “Canada” for the expression “the country of export”, wherever that expression occurs therein.

  • SOR/2000-138, s. 12

 For the purpose of determining the normal value of any goods pursuant to paragraph 20(1)(d) of the Act, the price of like goods sold in Canada shall be adjusted by deducting therefrom an amount equal to the sum of

  • (a) all costs, including any duties and taxes, that result from the importation of the like goods or their sale by the importer to the purchaser in Canada;

  • (b) the amount of profit, determined in accordance with section 17, made by the importer of the like goods on their sale;

  • (c) all costs, charges and expenses incurred by the importer or exporter of the like goods, or any other person, in preparing the like goods for shipment to Canada that are additional to the costs, charges and expenses generally incurred on sales of the like goods for domestic consumption in the country of export; and

  • (d) all other costs, charges and expenses incurred by the exporter or importer of the like goods, or any other person, that result from the exportation of the like goods or arise from their shipment to Canada.

  • SOR/2000-138, s. 12

 For the purposes of paragraph 16(b), the amount of profit made by an importer on the sale of like goods in Canada is

  • (a) the amount of profit that generally results from sales of like goods by vendors in Canada who are at the same or substantially the same trade level as the importer of the like goods to purchasers in Canada who are not associated with those vendors;

  • (b) if the amount described in paragraph (a) cannot be determined, the amount of profit that generally results from sales of goods of the same general category as the like goods by vendors in Canada, who are at the same or substantially the same trade level as the importer of the like goods to purchasers in Canada who are not associated with those vendors; or

  • (c) where the amounts described in paragraphs (a) and (b) cannot be determined, the amount of profit that generally results from sales of goods that are of the group or range of goods that is next largest to the category referred to in paragraph (b), by vendors in Canada who are at the same or substantially the same trade level as the importer, to purchasers in Canada who are not associated with those vendors.

  • SOR/96-255, ss. 6, 25

 For the purposes of subsection 20(1) of the Act, the following customs territories are prescribed countries:

  • (a) the People’s Republic of China;

  • (b) the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; and

  • (c) the Republic of Tajikistan.

  • SOR/2002-349, s. 1
  • SOR/2013-81, s. 1
  • SOR/2015-33, s. 1

 [Repealed, SOR/2015-33, s. 1]

Discount Rate for Normal Value

 For the purposes of subsection 21(1) of the Act, where it is not possible to ascertain the interest rate referred to in clause 21(1)(a)(ii)(A) of the Act or there is no such interest rate, the interest rate to be selected is

  • (a) the interest rate prevailing, in the country in which the like goods were sold, at the date of the sale of the like goods, for commercial loans available in that country in the same currency in which the payments for the like goods are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, that most closely approximate the credit terms on which the sale was made;

  • (b) where the interest rate described in paragraph (a) cannot be ascertained or where there is no such interest rate, the lowest interest rate prevailing, in any country other than the country in which the like goods were sold, at the date of the sale of the like goods, for commercial loans available in that other country in the same currency in which the payments for the like goods are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, comparable to the credit terms on which the sale was made;

  • (c) where the interest rates described in paragraphs (a) and (b) cannot be ascertained or where there are no such interest rates, the lowest interest rate prevailing, in any country other than the country in which the like goods were sold, at the date of the sale of the like goods, for commercial loans available in that other country in the same currency in which the payments for the like goods are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, that most closely approximate the credit terms on which the sale was made;

  • (d) where the interest rates described in paragraphs (a) to (c) cannot be ascertained or where there are no such interest rates, the interest rate equal to the average yield in the year preceding the sale of the like goods on securities, for terms not exceeding one year, issued by the government that issues the currency in which the payments for the like goods are expressed; or

  • (e) where the interest rates described in paragraphs (a) to (d) cannot be ascertained or where there are no such interest rates, the average interest rate paid on Special Drawing Rights held by the International Monetary Fund in the year preceding the sale of the like goods.

 Where the normal value of any goods is to be determined under paragraph 20(1)(d) of the Act, section 18 of these Regulations shall be read with the substitution of

  • (a) the word “Canada” for the expressions “the country in which the like goods were sold” and “that country”, wherever those expressions occur therein; and

  • (b) the expression “sale of the imported like goods” for the expression “sale of the like goods”, wherever that expression occurs therein.

  • SOR/2000-138, s. 12

EXPORT PRICE ADJUSTMENTS

Profits

 For the purpose of subparagraph 25(1)(c)(ii) of the Act, the expression an amount for profit, in relation to a sale of goods by an importer, means the amount of profit that would be made in the ordinary course of trade on the sale of the goods.

  • SOR/96-255, ss. 7, 25

 For the purpose of subparagraph 25(1)(d)(i) of the Act, the expression an amount for profit, in relation to any assembled, packaged or otherwise further manufactured goods or any goods into which imported goods have been incorporated, means the amount of profit that would be made in the ordinary course of trade on the sale of the goods.

  • SOR/96-255, ss. 7, 25

 For the purposes of sections 20 and 21, the amount of profit that would be made in the ordinary course of trade on the sale of the goods is

  • (a) the amount of profit that generally results from sales of like goods in Canada by vendors who are at the same or substantially the same trade level as the importer to purchasers in Canada who are not associated with those vendors;

  • (b) where the amount described in paragraph (a) cannot be determined, the amount of profit that generally results from sales of goods of the same general category in Canada by vendors who are at the same or substantially the same trade level as the importer to purchasers in Canada who are not associated with those vendors; or

  • (c) where the amounts described in paragraphs (a) and (b) cannot be determined, the amount of profit that generally results from sales of goods that are of the group or range of goods that is next largest to the category referred to in paragraph (b), by vendors in Canada who are at the same or substantially the same trade level as the importer, to purchasers in Canada who are not associated with those vendors.

  • SOR/96-255, ss. 8, 25

Discount Rate for Export Price

 For the purposes of subsection 27(1) of the Act, where it is not possible to ascertain the interest rate referred to in clause 27(1)(a)(ii)(A) of the Act or there is no such interest rate, the interest rate to be selected is

  • (a) the interest rate prevailing, at the date of the sale of the goods to the importer in Canada, in the country in which the vendor is located, for commercial loans available in that country in the same currency in which the payments for the goods are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, that most closely approximate the credit terms on which the sale was made;

  • (b) where the interest rate described in paragraph (a) cannot be ascertained or where there is no such interest rate, the lowest interest rate prevailing, at the date of the sale of the goods to the importer in Canada, in any country other than the country in which the vendor is located, for commercial loans available in that other country in the same currency in which the payments for the goods are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, comparable to the credit terms on which the sale was made;

  • (c) where the interest rates described in paragraphs (a) and (b) cannot be ascertained or where there are no such interest rates, the lowest interest rate prevailing, at the date of the sale of the goods to the importer in Canada, in any country other than the country in which the vendor is located, for commercial loans available in that other country in the same currency in which the payments for the goods are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, that most closely approximate the credit terms on which the sale was made;

  • (d) where the interest rates described in paragraphs (a) to (c) cannot be ascertained or where there are no such interest rates, the interest rate equal to the average yield in the year preceding the sale of the goods to the importer in Canada on securities, for terms not exceeding one year, issued by the government that issues the currency in which the payments for the goods are expressed; or

  • (e) where the interest rates described in paragraphs (a) to (d) cannot be ascertained or there are no such interest rates, the average interest rate paid on Special Drawing Rights held by the International Monetary Fund in the year preceding the sale of the goods to the importer in Canada.

 Where an export price is determined under section 25 of the Act, section 23 of these Regulations shall be read with the substitution of

  • (a) the word “Canada” for the expressions “the country in which the vendor is located” and “that country”, wherever those expressions occur therein; and

  • (b) the expression “sale of the goods by the importer in Canada” for the expression “sale of the goods to the importer in Canada”, wherever that expression occurs therein.

Goods in Transit

 For the purpose of subsection 30(1) of the Act, the normal value and export price of goods exported to Canada from one country but passing in transit through another country shall be determined as if the goods were shipped directly to Canada from the first-mentioned country if

  • (a) the goods are conveyed to Canada from the first-mentioned country on a through bill of lading to a consignee in Canada;

  • (b) the goods have not been entered for trade or consumption in an intermediate country or have not remained in an intermediate country for any purpose other than transhipment; and

  • (c) where requested by an officer, the importer of the goods submits

    • (i) the original bill of lading for the goods, or a certified copy of it, or

    • (ii) if the original bill of lading for the goods, or a certified copy of it, is not available, any other information or documents that are available to the importer for the purpose of determining the country of export of the goods.

  • SOR/92-590, s. 1(E)
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 9, 25

Sustained Movement in the Rate of Exchange

  •  (1) For the purpose of section 30.2 of the Act, where a sale of goods to an importer in Canada takes place during a period in which there is a sustained movement in the rate of exchange that results in an appreciation of the value of the foreign currency in which the normal value of the goods is denominated in terms of the currency in which the exporter’s selling price of those goods is denominated, and the exporter’s selling price of those goods is adjusted from the price prevailing 60 days before the date of the sale to reflect the sustained movement in the rate of exchange, the export price of the goods shall be adjusted by multiplying that price by the result obtained by dividing the prevailing rate of exchange in respect of the foreign currency for the date of sale, by the average of the rates of exchange in respect of that foreign currency prevailing for each of the 30 days before the 60th day before the date of sale.

  • (2) Where the exporter’s selling price of the goods is denominated in Canadian dollars, the prevailing rate of exchange for the purpose of subsection (1) shall be the rate of exchange referred to in section 5 of the Currency Exchange for Customs Valuation Regulations.

  • (3) Where the exporter’s selling price of the goods is denominated in foreign currency, the prevailing rate of exchange for the purpose of subsection (1) shall be determined on the basis of rates of exchange referred to in section 5 of the Currency Exchange for Customs Valuation Regulations.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 4
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 10, 25

PART I.1Margin of Dumping Based on Percentage or Sample

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 30.3(3) of the Act, the margin of dumping in relation to the goods of an exporter that were not included in the percentage or sample and the goods of the exporter for which a margin of dumping was not determined in accordance with subsection 30.3(2) of the Act shall be equal to the weighted average margin of dumping established as a result of the application of sections 15 to 30 of the Act in respect of goods from that exporter that are included in the percentage or sample.

  • (2) Where a margin of dumping cannot be determined under subsection (1) because no goods from the exporter were included in the percentage or sample, the margin of dumping shall

    • (a) be equal to the weighted average of the margins of dumping established as a result of the application of sections 15 to 28 and 30 of the Act, excluding paragraph 25(1)(e), in respect of goods that are from the same country and are included in the percentage or sample;

    • (b) where a margin of dumping cannot be determined under paragraph (a), be equal to the weighted average of the margins of dumping established as a result of the application of sections 15 to 28 and 30 of the Act, excluding paragraph 25(1)(e), in respect of goods that are from all other countries whose goods are under consideration and are included in a percentage or sample; or

    • (c) where a margin of dumping cannot be determined under paragraph (a) or (b), be determined in a reasonable manner based on the information available to the President.

  • (3) Any margin of dumping that is insignificant shall not be taken into account in a determination of the margin of dumping under subsection (2).

  • SOR/95-26, s. 4
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 11, 25
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 13
  • SOR/2015-27, s. 10

 [Repealed, SOR/2001-54, s. 2]

PART IIAmount of Subsidy

[SOR/95-26, s. 17(F)]

General

 There shall be deducted from the amount of subsidy in relation to any subsidized goods

  • (a) the amount of any fee or other expense necessarily incurred by the recipient of the subsidy in obtaining the subsidy;

  • (b) the amount of any tax, duty or other charge levied by a government against the recipient of the benefit of the subsidy for the purpose of offsetting the subsidy; and

  • (c) the amount of any loss in the value of the subsidy that results from the deferred receipt of the subsidy where the deferral has been imposed by the government that granted the subsidy.

  • SOR/95-26, ss. 5, 17

Grant

 Where the subsidy in relation to any subsidized goods is in the form of a grant, the amount of subsidy shall be determined by distributing, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, the amount of the grant over

  • (a) where the grant was, or is, to be used for operating expenses in the production, purchase, distribution, transportation, sale, export or import of subsidized goods, the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods to which the grant is attributable;

  • (b) where the grant was, or is, to be used for the purchase or construction of a fixed asset, the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods for the production, purchase, distribution, transportation, sale, export or import of which the fixed asset was, or will be, used for the anticipated useful life of the fixed asset;

  • (c) where the use of the grant was, or is, not for the purposes described in paragraph (a) or (b) or is unknown, the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods the production, purchase, distribution, transportation, sale, export or import of which was, or will be, carried out by the person who received the grant during the weighted average useful life, not exceeding 10 years, of fixed assets used by the industry of that person.

  • SOR/92-236, s. 2(E)
  • SOR/95-26, s. 17
  •  (1) Any amount that relates to the direct transfer of funds or liabilities by the practices of a government shall be treated as a grant under section 27.

  • (2) Any amount otherwise owing and due to a government that is exempted or deducted and any amount owing and due to a government that is forgiven or not collected by the government shall be treated as a grant under section 27.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 6

Loan at a Preferential Rate

 Where the subsidy in relation to any subsidized goods is in the form of a preferential loan, the amount of subsidy shall be determined by distributing, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, over the quantity of goods determined in accordance with section 31, the present value of the sum of

  • (a) the amount determined in accordance with section 29, and

  • (b) any costs, other than interest, that would have been incurred by the recipient of the preferential loan with respect to a non-guaranteed commercial loan that the recipient could have obtained,

such present value being determined as of the date the loan funds were advanced and by reference to the discount rate referred to in section 30.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 7
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 12, 25
  •  (1) The amount referred to in paragraph 28(a) is the difference between

    • (a) the amount of interest that would be payable, by the recipient of the preferential loan, on a non-guaranteed commercial loan in the same currency in which the payments for the preferential loan are expressed and on the same credit terms, other than the interest rate, as are applicable to the preferential loan, and

    • (b) the amount of interest payable on the preferential loan.

  • (2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), the interest rate is

    • (a) the prevailing interest rate in the territory of the government that made the preferential loan, at the date the preferential loan was made, in respect of non-guaranteed commercial loans that the recipient of the preferential loan could have obtained, in the same currency in which the payments for the preferential loan are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, that are the same or substantially the same as the credit terms of the preferential loan;

    • (b) where the interest rate described in paragraph (a) cannot be ascertained or where there is no such interest rate, the prevailing interest rate in the territory of the government that provided the preferential loan, at the date the preferential loan was provided, in respect of non-guaranteed commercial loans that the recipient of the preferential loan could have obtained, in the same currency in which the payments for the preferential loan are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, that most closely approximate the credit terms of the preferential loan; or

    • (c) where the interest rates described in paragraphs (a) and (b) cannot be ascertained or where there are no such interest rates, the prevailing interest rate in the territory of the government that provided the preferential loan, at the date the preferential loan was made, in respect of non-guaranteed commercial loans that

      • (i) producers of like goods, whose financial creditworthiness is the same or substantially the same as or, in the absence of that condition, approximates that of the recipient of the preferential loan, could have obtained,

      • (ii) where subparagraph (i) is not applicable, producers of goods of the same general category, whose financial creditworthiness is the same or substantially the same as or, in the absence of that condition, approximates that of the recipient of the preferential loan, could have obtained, or

      • (iii) where subparagraphs (i) and (ii) are not applicable, producers of goods of the group or range of goods that is next largest to the category referred to in subparagraph (ii), whose financial creditworthiness is the same or substantially the same as or, in the absence of that condition, approximates that of the recipient of the preferential loan, could have obtained,

      in the same currency in which the payments for the preferential loan are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, that most closely approximate the credit terms of the preferential loan.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 7
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 13, 25

 The discount rate for the purposes of section 28 is the same as the interest rate determined in accordance with subsection 29(2).

  • SOR/95-26, s. 7

 The quantity of goods, for the purpose of section 28, is

  • (a) where the preferential loan was, or is, to be used for operating expenses in the production, purchase, distribution, transportation, sale, export or import of subsidized goods, the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods to which the preferential loan is attributable;

  • (b) where the preferential loan was, or is, to be used for the purchase or construction of a fixed asset, the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods for the production, purchase, distribution, transportation, sale, export or import of which the fixed asset was, or will be, used for the anticipated useful life of the fixed asset;

  • (c) where the use of the preferential loan was not or is not for the purposes described in paragraph (a) or (b) or is unknown, the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods the production, purchase, distribution, transportation, sale, export or import of which was or will be carried out by the person who received the preferential loan during the weighted average useful life of fixed assets, not exceeding 10 years, used by the industry in which that person is engaged.

  • SOR/92-236, s. 3(E)
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 14, 25

Loan Guarantees

  •  (1) Where the subsidy in relation to any subsidized goods is in the form of a loan guarantee, the amount of subsidy shall be determined by distributing, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, over the quantity of goods determined in accordance with subsection (2), the present value of the difference between

    • (a) the amount of interest and any administrative fees the person on whose behalf the guarantee is provided would have had to pay in respect of the loan had it not been for the guarantee, and

    • (b) the amount of interest and any administrative fees the person on whose behalf the guarantee is provided will actually pay in respect of the loan secured by the guarantee,

    such present value being determined as of the date the loan funds were advanced and by reference to the discount rate determined in accordance with subsection (3).

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the quantity of goods is

    • (a) where the loan secured by the guarantee was, or is, to be used for operating expenses in the production, purchase, distribution, transportation, sale, export or import of subsidized goods, the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods to which the loan is attributable;

    • (b) where the loan secured by the guarantee was, or is, to be used for the purchase or construction of a fixed asset, the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods for the production, purchase, distribution, transportation, sale, export or import of which the fixed asset was, or will be, used during the anticipated useful life of the fixed asset;

    • (c) where the use of the loan secured by the guarantee was not or is not a use set out in paragraph (a) or (b) or is unknown, the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods the production, purchase, distribution, transportation, sale, export or import of which was or will be carried out by the person who received the loan during the weighted average useful life of fixed assets, not exceeding 10 years, used by the industry in which that person is engaged.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsection (1), the discount rate is

    • (a) the prevailing interest rate in the territory of the government that provided the loan guarantee, at the date the loan was made, in respect of commercial loans that the recipient of the loan could have obtained, in the same currency in which the payments for the loan are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, that are the same or substantially the same as the credit terms of the loan;

    • (b) where the interest rate described in paragraph (a) cannot be ascertained or where there is no such interest rate, the prevailing interest rate in the territory of the government that provided the loan guarantee, at the date the loan was made, in respect of commercial loans that the recipient of the loan could have obtained, in the same currency in which the payments for the loan are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, that most closely approximate the credit terms of the loan; or

    • (c) where the interest rates described in paragraphs (a) and (b) cannot be ascertained or where there are no such interest rates, the prevailing interest rate in the territory of the government that provided the loan guarantee, at the date the loan was made, in respect of commercial loans that

      • (i) producers of like goods, whose financial creditworthiness is the same or substantially the same as or, in the absence of that condition, approximates that of the recipient of the loan, could have obtained,

      • (ii) where subparagraph (i) is not applicable, producers of goods of the same general category, whose financial creditworthiness is the same or substantially the same as or, in the absence of that condition, approximates that of the recipient of the loan, could have obtained, or

      • (iii) where subparagraphs (i) and (ii) are not applicable, producers of goods of the group or range of goods that is next largest to the category referred to in subparagraph (ii), whose financial creditworthiness is the same or substantially the same as or, in the absence of that condition, approximates that of the recipient of the loan, could have obtained,

      in the same currency in which the payments for the loan are expressed and on credit terms, other than the interest rate, that most closely approximate the credit terms of the loan.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 8
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 15, 25
  • SOR/2002-67, s. 1(F)

Income Tax Credits, Refunds and Exemptions

 Where the subsidy in relation to any subsidized goods is contingent on the export of those goods and in the form of a credit against, a refund of or an exemption from income taxes levied during any period, the amount of subsidy shall be determined by dividing

  • (a) the amount of the credit, refund or tax not paid by reason of the exemption, as the case may be,

by

  • (b) the quantity of goods exported during the period.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 17

Deferral of Income Taxes

 Where the subsidy in relation to any subsidized goods is contingent on the export of those goods and in the form of a deferral of income taxes, the amount of subsidy shall be determined by distributing, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, the amount determined in accordance with section 34 over the quantity of goods exported during the period for which taxes would have been paid had the taxes not been deferred.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 17
  •  (1) The amount for the purpose of section 33 is the present value of the interest that would have been payable, by the recipient of the deferral of income taxes, on a commercial loan in an amount equal to the amount of the deferred taxes, for a period equal to the period of the deferral, and with repayment terms similar to those in the payment schedule that applies to the deferred taxes, such present value being determined as of the date the deferral of income taxes came into effect in respect of the recipient of the deferral and by reference to the discount rate determined in accordance with subsection (2), and the interest rate in respect of such a loan being equal to the rate that is

    • (a) the prevailing interest rate in the territory of the government that permitted the deferral of income taxes, at the date the taxes would have been payable had they not been deferred, in respect of commercial loans that the recipient of the deferral could have obtained and that have a period the same or substantially the same as the period of the deferral and repayment terms comparable to those in the payment schedule applicable to the deferred taxes;

    • (b) where the interest rate described in paragraph (a) cannot be ascertained or where there is no such interest rate, the prevailing interest rate in the territory of the government that permitted the deferral, at the date the taxes would have been payable had they not been deferred, in respect of commercial loans that the recipient of the deferral could have obtained and that have a period that most closely approximates that of the period of the deferral and repayment terms that most closely approximate those in the payment schedule applicable to the deferred taxes; or

    • (c) where the interest rates described in paragraphs (a) and (b) cannot be ascertained or where there are no such interest rates, the prevailing interest rate in the territory of the government that permitted the deferral, at the date the taxes would have been payable had they not been deferred, in respect of commercial loans that

      • (i) producers of like goods, whose financial creditworthiness is the same or substantially the same as or, in the absence of that condition, approximates that of the recipient of the deferral, could have obtained,

      • (ii) where subparagraph (i) is not applicable, producers of goods of the same general category, whose financial creditworthiness is the same or substantially the same as or, in the absence of that condition, approximates that of the recipient of the deferral, could have obtained, or

      • (iii) where subparagraphs (i) and (ii) are not applicable, producers of goods of the group or range of goods that is next largest to the category referred to in subparagraph (ii), whose financial creditworthiness is the same or substantially the same as or, in the absence of that condition, approximates that of the recipient of the deferral, could have obtained,

      and that have a period that most closely approximates that of the period of the deferral and repayment terms that most closely approximate those in the payment schedule applicable to the deferred taxes.

  • (2) The discount rate for the purposes of subsection (1) is the same as the interest rate determined in accordance with that subsection.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 9
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 16, 25

Excessive Relief of Duties and Taxes on Exported Goods

 Where the subsidy in relation to any subsidized goods is contingent on the export of the goods and is in the form of an exemption from or remission, refund or drawback equal to an amount greater than the duties or taxes levied on the production, purchase, distribution, transportation, sale, export or import of the goods, the amount of subsidy shall be determined by deducting the amount of duties or taxes levied on or in respect of the exported goods, or the amount of duties or taxes that would have been levied on or in respect of the goods if they had not been exported, from the amount of the exemption, remission, refund or drawback that was granted in connection with the goods, and dividing the result by the quantity of goods, in relation to which the exemption, remission, refund or drawback was granted, that were exported during the period for which the duties or taxes were exempted, remitted, refunded or drawn back.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 17
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 17, 25
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 4

Excessive Relief of Duties and Taxes on Inputs

  •  (1) Where the subsidy in relation to any subsidized goods is contingent on the export of the goods and is in the form of an exemption from or remission, refund or drawback equal to an amount greater than the duties or taxes levied on goods consumed in the production of the exported goods, the amount of subsidy shall be determined by deducting the amount of duties or taxes levied on or in respect of the consumed goods from the amount of the exemption, remission, refund or drawback that was granted in connection with the consumed goods, and dividing the result by the quantity of goods, in relation to which the exemption, remission, refund or drawback was granted, that were exported during the period for which the duties or taxes were exempted, remitted, refunded or drawn back.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the only goods considered to be consumed in the production of the exported goods are

    • (a) energy, fuel, oil and catalysts that are used or consumed in the production of the exported goods; and

    • (b) goods incorporated into the exported goods.

  • SOR/96-255, ss. 17, 25
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 4

Acquisition of Shares

 Where the subsidy in relation to any subsidized goods is in the form of the acquisition of shares, by a government, in a corporate enterprise, the amount of subsidy shall be determined by distributing, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, over the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods to which the subsidy is attributable, the difference between

  • (a) the amount the government paid or agreed to pay for the shares, and

  • (b) the fair market value of those shares immediately before the government’s decision to acquire the shares became public.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 10

Purchase of Goods

 Where the subsidy in relation to any subsidized goods is in the form of the purchase, by a government, of goods, the amount of subsidy shall be determined by distributing, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, over the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods to which the subsidy is attributable, the difference between

  • (a) the amount the government paid or agreed to pay for the goods, and

  • (b) the fair market value of the goods in the territory of that government.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 10

Goods or Services Provided by a Government

 Where the subsidy in relation to any subsidized goods is in the form of the provision, by a government, of goods or services, the amount of subsidy shall be determined by distributing, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, over the estimated total quantity of subsidized goods to which the subsidy is attributable, the difference between

  • (a) the fair market value of the goods or services in the territory of the government providing the subsidy, and

  • (b) the price at which the goods or services were provided by that government.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 11

 Where there is a significant difference between the amount of subsidy in relation to goods as otherwise determined under this Part and the future value, on the date of sale of the goods, of the amount of subsidy so determined, the amount of subsidy shall be the future value, on the date of sale, of the amount of subsidy as otherwise determined under this Part.

  • SOR/96-255, ss. 18, 25

PART II.01Dispute Settlement Respecting Goods of a NAFTA Country

 In this Part,

American Secretary

American Secretary means the person designated to serve as Secretary to the American Section of the Secretariat; (secrétaire américain)

Mexican Secretary

Mexican Secretary means the person designated to serve as Secretary to the Mexican Section of the Secretariat; (secrétaire mexicain)

Secretariat

Secretariat means the Secretariat established pursuant to paragraph 1 of Article 2002 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. (Secrétariat)

  • SOR/94-20, s. 2

 For the purposes of the definition government of a NAFTA country in subsection 2(1) of the Act, the following are prescribed departments, agencies or other bodies:

  • (a) for the purposes of subsection 77.011(1), subsection 77.011(6) of the English version, subsections 77.015(5), 77.017(1) and (3) and 77.019(6) of the Act,

    • (i) in respect of Mexico, the office of the Mexican Secretary, and

    • (ii) in respect of the United States, the office of the American Secretary;

  • (b) for the purposes of subsections 77.011(4) and 77.013(3) of the Act,

    • (i) in respect of Mexico, the Secretaría de Comercio y Fomento Industrial (Secretariat of Trade and Industrial Development), and

    • (ii) in respect of the United States, the Department of State; and

  • (c) for the purposes of subsection 77.023(1), section 77.025 and subsections 77.028(1) and 77.031(1) and (2) of the Act,

    • (i) in respect of Mexico, the Secretaría de Comercio y Fomento Industrial (Secretariat of Trade and Industrial Development), and

    • (ii) in respect of the United States, the office of the United States Trade Representative.

  • SOR/94-20, s. 2

 A government of a province of Canada or of a state of the United States that is aggrieved by a definitive decision is deemed to be a person who is entitled to file a request with the Canadian Secretary under subsection 77.011(2) of the Act.

  • SOR/94-20, s. 2

 For the purposes of subsection 77.012(1) of the Act, notice of an intention to make an application or to appeal in respect of a definitive decision that is to be given to every person who, but for section 77.012 of the Act, would be entitled to make such an application or to appeal shall be given by publication in the Canada Gazette of a notice to that effect and, if that person is a person referred to in subrule 33(1)(a) of the NAFTA Article 1904 Panel Rules, by serving that person with a written notice in the manner set out in rule 25 of those Rules.

  • SOR/94-20, s. 2
  •  (1) In this section, administrative record has the same meaning as in Article 1911 of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • (2) For the purposes of section 77.015 of the Act, a panel has the powers, rights and privileges of a superior court of record in respect of the compelling of production, and the examination, of the administrative record in respect of a definitive decision, other than any portion thereof that is government information within the meaning of the rules relating to panel reviews.

  • SOR/94-20, s. 2

 For the purposes of section 77.019 of the Act, a committee has the powers, rights and privileges of a superior court of record in respect of

  • (a) the compelling of production, and the examination, of the record of a panel review; and

  • (b) where the grounds for an extraordinary challenge proceeding before the committee are the grounds set out in subparagraph 13(a)(i) and paragraph 13(b) of Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement,

    • (i) the compelling of production, and the examination, of documents relevant to those grounds,

    • (ii) the summoning and enforcement of attendance of witnesses and the compelling of those witnesses to give oral or written evidence on oath or on solemn affirmation, and

    • (iii) the administering of oaths and affirmations.

  • SOR/94-20, s. 2

 For the purposes of subsection 77.021(2) of the Act, the following are prescribed persons:

  • (a) a member of a committee;

  • (b) the staff of, or any person under contract to, a panel, committee or special committee;

  • (c) the Canadian Secretary and the staff of, or any person under contract to, the Canadian Section of the Secretariat;

  • (d) the Mexican Secretary and the staff of, or any person under contract to, the Mexican Section of the Secretariat;

  • (e) the American Secretary and the staff of, or any person under contract to, the American Section of the Secretariat;

  • (f) counsel for participants in the proceedings of a panel, committee or special committee and employees of, and any professional adviser retained by, or under the control or direction of, those counsel to whom confidential, personal, business proprietary or other privileged or prescribed information may be made available in respect of those proceedings; and

  • (g) any other person to whom confidential, personal, business proprietary or other privileged or prescribed information is made available in respect of proceedings under Part I.1 of the Act.

  • SOR/94-20, s. 2

PART II.1Dispute Settlement Respecting Goods of the United States

 For the purposes of subsections 77.11(1), (5) and (6), 77.15(5), 77.17(1) and (3) and 77.19(5) of the Act, the American Secretary is the prescribed agency of the United States government.

  • SOR/89-63, s. 2

 A government of a province of Canada or of a state of the United States that is aggrieved by a definitive decision shall be deemed to be a person entitled to make a request to the Canadian Secretary under subsection 77.11(2) of the Act.

  • SOR/89-63, s. 2

 For the purposes of subsections 77.11(3) and 77.13(2) of the Act, the Department of State of the United States is the prescribed department of the United States government.

  • SOR/89-63, s. 2
  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 77.12(1) of the Act, the manner by which notice of the intention to make an application or appeal is given to every person to whom notice of the definitive decision was sent by the President or every person that appeared in the proceedings before the Tribunal, as the case may be, shall be in writing.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/92-236, s. 4]

  • SOR/89-63, s. 2
  • SOR/90-662, s. 1
  • SOR/92-236, s. 4
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 13
  • SOR/2015-27, s. 10

 For the purposes of subsection 77.15(2) of the Act, a panel shall have the powers, rights and privileges of a superior court of record to compel the production of and to examine the administrative record of proceedings in respect of the definitive decision, other than government information, as that expression is defined by the rules, for the purpose of the full review of the definitive decision.

  • SOR/89-63, s. 2

 For the purposes of subsection 77.19(2) of the Act, a committee shall have the following powers, rights and privileges of a superior court of record:

  • (a) the power to compel the production of and to examine the record of the panel review, for the purpose of the full review of the decision of the panel; and

  • (b) where the grounds of the extraordinary challenge are the grounds set out in subparagraph 13(a)(i) and paragraph 13(b) of Article 1904 of the Free Trade Agreement,

    • (i) the power to compel the production of and to examine documents relevant to those grounds,

    • (ii) the power to summon and enforce the attendance of witnesses and to compel them to give oral or written evidence on oath or on solemn affirmation, and

    • (iii) the power to administer oaths and affirmations.

  • SOR/89-63, s. 2
  • SOR/92-590, s. 2

 For the purposes of subsection 77.21(2) of the Act, the following are prescribed persons:

  • (a) each member of the staff of a panel or committee;

  • (b) the Canadian Secretary, the American Secretary and the staff of the Secretariat and of the American Secretariat;

  • (c) counsel for participants in the proceedings of the panel or committee and employees of those counsel to whom confidential, personal, business proprietary or privileged information may be made available in respect of those proceedings; and

  • (d) any other person to whom confidential, personal, business proprietary or privileged information is made available in respect of proceedings under Part II of the Act.

  • SOR/89-63, s. 2
  • SOR/92-236, s. 5(F)

PART IIIGeneral

Properly Documented Complaints

 For the purposes of subparagraph (b)(ii) of the definition properly documented in subsection 2(1) of the Act, the following information is prescribed:

  • (a) the volume and value of the complainant’s domestic production of like goods;

  • (b) a list of all producers of like goods in Canada, and of associations of such producers in Canada, whom the complainant knows of;

  • (b.1) a list of the trade unions that represent persons employed in the production of like goods in Canada and the associations that include such trade unions, whom the complainant knows of;

  • (c) such details as are reasonably available to the complainant regarding the estimated volume and value of the production of like goods by the producers referred to in paragraph (b);

  • (d) the name of each foreign producer or exporter of the allegedly dumped or subsidized goods whom the complainant knows of;

  • (e) the name of each importer in Canada of the allegedly dumped or subsidized goods whom the complainant knows of;

  • (f) such details as are reasonably available to the complainant regarding the evolution of the volume of imports of the allegedly dumped or subsidized goods; and

  • (g) such details as are reasonably available to the complainant regarding the effect of imports of the allegedly dumped or subsidized goods on the price of like goods in Canada.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 12
  • SOR/96-255, s. 19(F)
  • SOR/2018-88, s. 2

Injury, Retardation or Threat of Injury

  •  (1) The following factors may be considered in determining whether the dumping or subsidizing of goods has caused injury or retardation:

    • (a) the volume of the dumped or subsidized goods and, in particular, whether there has been a significant increase in the volume of imports of the dumped or subsidized goods, either in absolute terms or relative to the production or consumption of like goods;

    • (b) the effect of the dumped or subsidized goods on the price of like goods and, in particular, whether the dumped or subsidized goods have significantly

      • (i) undercut the price of like goods,

      • (ii) depressed the price of like goods, or

      • (iii) suppressed the price of like goods by preventing the price increases for those like goods that would otherwise likely have occurred;

    • (c) the resulting impact of the dumped or subsidized goods on the state of the domestic industry and, in particular, all relevant economic factors and indices that have a bearing on the state of the domestic industry, including

      • (i) any actual or potential decline in output, sales, market share, profits, productivity, return on investments or the utilization of industrial capacity,

      • (ii) any actual or potential negative effects on cash flow, inventories, employment, wages, growth or the ability to raise capital,

      • (ii.1) the magnitude of the margin of dumping or amount of subsidy in respect of the dumped or subsidized goods, and

      • (iii) in the case of agricultural goods, including any goods that are agricultural goods or commodities by virtue of an Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, that are subsidized, any increased burden on a government support programme; and

    • (d) any other factor that is relevant in the circumstances.

  • (2) The following factors may be considered in determining whether the dumping or subsidizing of goods is threatening to cause injury:

    • (a) the nature of the subsidy in question and the effects it is likely to have on trade;

    • (b) whether there has been a significant rate of increase of dumped or subsidized goods imported into Canada, which rate of increase indicates a likelihood of substantially increased imports into Canada of the dumped or subsidized goods;

    • (c) whether there is sufficient freely disposable capacity, or an imminent, substantial increase in the capacity of an exporter, that indicates a likelihood of a substantial increase of dumped or subsidized goods, taking into account the availability of other export markets to absorb any increase;

    • (d) the potential for product shifting where production facilities that can be used to produce the goods are currently being used to produce other goods;

    • (e) whether the goods are entering the domestic market at prices that are likely to have a significant depressing or suppressing effect on the price of like goods and are likely to increase demand for further imports of the goods;

    • (f) inventories of the goods;

    • (g) the actual and potential negative effects on existing development and production efforts, including efforts to produce a derivative or more advanced version of like goods;

    • (g.1) the magnitude of the margin of dumping or amount of subsidy in respect of the dumped or subsidized goods;

    • (g.2) evidence of the imposition of anti-dumping or countervailing measures by the authorities of a country other than Canada in respect of goods of the same description or in respect of similar goods; and

    • (h) any other factor that is relevant in the circumstances.

  • (3) The following additional factors may be considered in determining whether the dumping or subsidizing of goods has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury:

    • (a) whether a causal relationship exists between the dumping or subsidizing of the goods and the injury, retardation or threat of injury, on the basis of the factors listed in subsections (1) and (2); and

    • (b) whether any factors other than the dumping or subsidizing of the goods have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury, on the basis of

      • (i) the volumes and prices of imports of like goods that are not dumped or subsidized,

      • (ii) a contraction in demand for the goods or like goods,

      • (iii) any change in the pattern of consumption of the goods or like goods,

      • (iv) trade-restrictive practices of, and competition between, foreign and domestic producers,

      • (v) developments in technology,

      • (vi) the export performance and productivity of the domestic industry in respect of like goods, and

      • (vii) any other factor that is relevant in the circumstances.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 12
  • SOR/96-255, s. 20
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 5
  • SOR/2015-27, s. 2

 The following factors may be considered in determining whether injury has been caused by a massive importation of dumped or subsidized goods or, if the importations have occurred within a relatively short period of time and in the aggregate are massive, by a series of importations of dumped or subsidized goods:

  • (a) whether there has been an increase of at least 15% in the volume of imports of those goods from an individual country of export and in respect of which an investigation under the Act has not been terminated, during a representative period within the period beginning 90 days before the date of initiation of the investigation and ending on the date of the President’s preliminary determination under subsection 38(1) of the Act, relative to a preceding representative period of comparable duration within the period of investigation;

  • (b) whether the importer, producer or exporter of the dumped goods has a history of importing into Canada, or exporting into Canada, dumped goods in respect of which the Tribunal has made an order or finding that the dumping of the goods has caused injury or retardation or a threat of injury;

  • (c) whether the authorities of a country other than Canada have determined that injury to the domestic industry of that country was caused by the dumping of goods of the same description, or of similar goods, by an exporter of the goods that are under investigation;

  • (d) whether there has been a significant increase in the volume of domestic inventories of the dumped or subsidized goods within a relatively short period of time; and

  • (e) any other factor that is relevant in the circumstances.

  • SOR/2002-67, s. 2
  • SOR/2015-27, ss. 3, 10

Expiry Review Factors

  •  (1) In making a determination under paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of the Act, the President may consider

    • (a) whether there has been dumping of goods while a finding or order in respect of the goods is in effect and, if applicable,

      • (i) the period during which the dumping occurred,

      • (ii) the volume and prices of the dumped and non-dumped goods,

      • (iii) the margin of dumping, and

      • (iv) for non-dumped goods, the amount by which the export prices exceed the normal values of the goods;

    • (b) whether there has been subsidizing of goods while a finding or order in respect of the goods is in effect and, if applicable,

      • (i) the nature and duration of the foreign subsidy program in respect of the goods,

      • (ii) the period during which the subsidizing occurred,

      • (iii) the volume of the subsidized goods, and

      • (iv) the amount of subsidy;

    • (b.1) whether there has been a decision setting out a finding of circumvention in respect of the order or finding that is subject to the expiry review or in respect of similar goods to the goods to which that order or finding applies;

    • (c) the performance of the exporters, foreign producers, brokers and traders including, where applicable, in respect of production, capacity utilization, costs, sales volumes, prices, inventories, market share, exports and profits;

    • (d) the likely future performance of the exporters, foreign producers, brokers and traders on the basis of factors, where applicable, such as production, capacity utilization, sales volumes, prices, inventories, market share, exports and profits;

    • (e) the potential for the foreign producers to produce the goods in facilities that are currently used to produce other goods;

    • (f) evidence of the imposition of anti-dumping or countervailing measures by the authorities of a country other than Canada in respect of goods of the same description or in respect of similar goods;

    • (g) whether measures taken by the authorities of a country other than Canada are likely to cause a diversion of dumped or subsidized goods into Canada;

    • (h) any changes in market conditions domestically or internationally, including changes in the supply of and demand for the goods, in sources of imports into Canada, and in prices, market share and inventories;

    • (i) the imposition of anti-dumping or countervailing measures by authorities of Canada in respect of similar goods while an order or finding in respect of the goods was in effect; and

    • (j) any other factor pertaining to the current or likely behaviour or state of a foreign government or of the domestic or international economy, market for goods or industry as a whole or in relation to individual producers, exporters, brokers or traders.

  • (2) In making a determination under subsection 76.03(10) of the Act, the Tribunal may consider

    • (a) the likely volume of the dumped or subsidized goods if the order or finding is allowed to expire, and, in particular, whether there is likely to be a significant increase in the volume of imports of the dumped or subsidized goods, either in absolute terms or relative to the production or consumption of like goods;

    • (b) the likely prices of the dumped or subsidized goods if the order or finding is allowed to expire and their effect on the prices of like goods, and, in particular, whether the dumping or subsidizing of goods is likely to significantly undercut the prices of like goods, depress those prices, or suppress them by preventing increases in those prices that would likely have otherwise occurred;

    • (c) the likely performance of the domestic industry, taking into account that industry’s recent performance, including trends in production, capacity utilization, employment levels, prices, sales, inventories, market share, exports and profits;

    • (d) the likely performance of the foreign industry, taking into account that industry’s recent performance, including trends in production, capacity utilization, employment levels, prices, sales, inventories, market share, exports and profits;

    • (e) the likely impact of the dumped or subsidized goods on domestic industry if the order or finding is allowed to expire, having regard to all relevant economic factors and indices, including any potential decline in output, sales, market share, profits, productivity, return on investments or utilization of production capacity, and any potential negative effects on cash flow, inventories, employment, wages, growth or the ability to raise capital;

    • (f) the potential for the foreign producers to produce the goods in facilities that are currently used to produce other goods;

    • (g) the potential negative effects of the dumped or subsidized goods on existing development and production efforts, including efforts to produce a derivative or more advanced version of like goods;

    • (h) evidence of the imposition of anti-dumping or countervailing measures by the authorities in a country other than Canada in respect of goods of the same description or in respect of similar goods;

    • (i) whether measures taken by the authorities in a country other than Canada are likely to cause a diversion of the dumped or subsidized goods into Canada;

    • (j) any changes in market conditions domestically or internationally, including changes in the supply of and demand for the goods, as well as any changes in trends and in sources of imports into Canada; and

    • (k) any other factor pertaining to the current or likely behaviour or state of the domestic or international economy, market for goods or industry as a whole or in relation to individual producers, exporters, brokers or traders.

  • SOR/2000-138, s. 6
  • SOR/2015-27, ss. 4, 10
  • SOR/2018-88, s. 3

Joinder of Investigations and Proceedings

 Subject to section 39, if the same goods, like goods or similar goods are

  • (a) subject to more than one properly documented complaint in relation to the dumping or subsidizing of goods, the President may join the complaints for the purpose of initiating a single investigation;

  • (b) subject to more than one preliminary inquiry, the Tribunal may join the preliminary inquiries and carry them out as a single preliminary inquiry;

  • (c) subject to more than one dumping investigation or subsidy investigation, or one or more dumping investigations and one or more subsidy investigations, the President may join the investigations and carry them out as a single investigation;

  • (d) subject to more than one application for a scope ruling, the President may join the applications for the purpose of initiating a single scope proceeding;

  • (e) subject to more than one scope proceeding, the President may join the proceedings and carry them out as a single scope proceeding;

  • (f) subject to more than one complaint respecting circumvention, the President may join the complaints for the purpose of initiating a single anti-circumvention investigation;

  • (g) subject to more than one anti-circumvention investigation, the President may join the investigations and carry them out as a single anti-circumvention investigation;

  • (h) subject to one or more applications for a scope ruling and one or more complaints respecting circumvention, the President may join the applications and complaints for the purpose of initiating a single anti-circumvention investigation, which includes consideration of the issue of scope; and

  • (i) subject to one or more scope proceedings and one or more anti-circumvention investigations, the President may join the scope proceedings and the investigations and carry them out as a single anti-circumvention investigation, which includes consideration of the issue of scope.

  • SOR/96-255, s. 21
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 7
  • SOR/2015-27, s. 10
  • SOR/2018-88, s. 4
  •  (1) An investigation referred to in paragraph 38(c) is not to be joined with another investigation under that paragraph if a preliminary determination of dumping or subsidizing has been made in respect of at least one of those investigations.

  • (2) An investigation referred to in paragraph 38(g) or (i) is not to be joined with another investigation or proceeding under that paragraph if a statement of essential facts has been published in respect of at least one of those investigations.

  • SOR/2000-138, s. 7
  • SOR/2018-88, s. 4
  •  (1) If complaints are joined under paragraph 38(a), the President shall cause written notice of the joinder to be provided to the complainants and government of each country of export involved in the complaints.

  • (2) If preliminary inquiries are joined under paragraph 38(b), the Tribunal shall cause written notice of the joinder to be provided to the President and the complainants, importers, exporters and government of each country of export involved in the inquiries.

  • (3) If investigations are joined under paragraph 38(c), the President shall cause written notice of the joinder to be provided to the Tribunal and the complainants, importers, exporters and government of each country of export involved in the investigations.

  • (4) If applications or complaints are joined under paragraph 38(d), (f) or (h), the President shall cause written notice of the joinder to be provided to the complainants and applicants involved in them.

  • (5) If proceedings or investigations are joined under paragraph 38(e), (g) or (i), the President shall cause written notice of the joinder to be provided to the complainants, applicants, importers, exporters, government of each country of export and domestic producers involved in them.

  • SOR/2000-138, s. 7
  • SOR/2015-27, s. 10
  • SOR/2018-88, s. 4

Public Interest Inquiry

  •  (1) A request referred to in subsection 45(1) of the Act shall be made in writing to the Tribunal within 45 days after the issuance of an order or finding by the Tribunal under section 43 of the Act.

  • (2) A request referred to in subsection 45(1) of the Act shall

    • (a) include the name, address for service, telephone number and, if any, the facsimile number and electronic mail address of the requester and of the requester’s counsel, if any, and be signed by the requester or by the requester’s counsel, if any;

    • (b) include a statement of the public interest affected by the imposition of an anti-dumping or countervailing duty indicating the degree to which it is affected;

    • (c) include sufficient information as to whether the imposition of an anti-dumping or countervailing duty would not or might not be in the public interest;

    • (d) address all relevant factors, including, where applicable,

      • (i) the availability of goods of the same description from countries or exporters to which the order or finding does not apply,

      • (ii) the effect that the imposition of an anti-dumping or countervailing duty has had or is likely to have on competition in the domestic market,

      • (iii) the effect that the imposition of an anti-dumping or countervailing duty has had or is likely to have on producers in Canada that use the goods as inputs in the production of other goods and in the provision of services,

      • (iv) the effect that the imposition of an anti-dumping or countervailing duty has had or is likely to have on competition by limiting access to goods that are used as inputs in the production of other goods and in the provision of services, or by limiting access to technology,

      • (v) the effect that the imposition of an anti-dumping or countervailing duty has had or is likely to have on the choice or availability of goods at competitive prices for consumers, and

      • (vi) the effect that the non-imposition of an anti-dumping or countervailing duty, or the non-imposition of such a duty in the full amount provided for in sections 3 to 6 of the Act is likely to have on domestic producers of inputs, including primary commodities, used in the production of like goods; and

    • (e) include any other information that is relevant in the circumstances.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsection 45(3) of the Act, the following factors are prescribed:

    • (a) whether goods of the same description are readily available from countries or exporters to which the order or finding does not apply;

    • (b) whether imposition of an anti-dumping or countervailing duty in the full amount

      • (i) has eliminated or substantially lessened or is likely to eliminate or substantially lessen competition in the domestic market in respect of goods,

      • (ii) has caused or is likely to cause significant damage to producers in Canada that use the goods as inputs in the production of other goods and in the provision of services,

      • (iii) has significantly impaired or is likely to significantly impair competitiveness by

        • (A) limiting access to goods that are used as inputs in the production of other goods and in the provision of services, or

        • (B) limiting access to technology, or

      • (iv) has significantly restricted or is likely to significantly restrict the choice or availability of goods at competitive prices for consumers or has otherwise caused or is otherwise likely to cause them significant harm; and

    • (c) whether non-imposition of an anti-dumping or countervailing duty or the non-imposition of such a duty in the full amount provided for in sections 3 to 6 of the Act is likely to cause significant damage to domestic producers of inputs, including primary commodities, used in the domestic manufacture or production of like goods.

    • (d) [Repealed, SOR/2015-27, s. 5]

  • (4) A request by a person referred to in subsection 45(6) of the Act to make representations to the Tribunal on the question referred to in that subsection shall be made in writing and filed with the Tribunal within 21 days after the date of publication of the notice referred to in subsection 45(2) of the Act.

  • (5) A request made by a person under subsection (4) shall outline the person’s interest in the inquiry and shall give the name, address for service, telephone number, and, if any, the facsimile number and electronic-mail address of the person and of the person’s counsel, if any.

  • SOR/2000-138, s. 7
  • SOR/2015-27, s. 5
  • SOR/2018-88, s. 5

Person Interested

 For the purpose of subsection 45(6) of the Act, person interested means

  • (a) a person who is engaged in the production, sale or export of any goods that are the subject of an investigation;

  • (b) a person who is engaged in the purchase or import of any goods that are the subject of an investigation, or a trade union that represents persons employed in such purchase or import or an association that includes such trade unions;

  • (c) a person who is engaged in the production, purchase or sale of any goods produced in Canada that are like goods in relation to any goods that are the subject of an investigation, or a trade union that represents persons employed in such production, purchase or sale or an association that includes such trade unions;

  • (d) a person who is engaged in the production or sale of any goods produced in Canada that are used in the production of like goods in relation to any goods that are the subject of an investigation, or a trade union that represents persons employed in such production or sale or an association that includes such trade unions;

  • (e) a person who is acting on behalf of a person referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (d) or a trade union or association referred to in any of paragraphs (b) to (d);

  • (f) a person who is required or authorized by any Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province to make representations to the Tribunal on the question referred to in subsection 45(6) of the Act;

  • (g) a person who is a user of any goods that are like goods in relation to any goods that are the subject of an investigation, or a trade union that represents persons employed by such a user or an association that includes such trade unions; or

  • (h) an association whose purpose includes to advocate for consumer interests in Canada.

  • SOR/2000-138, s. 8
  • SOR/2018-88, s. 6

 For the purposes of subsection 89(1) and section 95 of the Act, a person referred to in paragraphs 41(a) to (c) of these Regulations is a person interested in the question as to which of two or more persons is the importer in Canada where that question arises under the Act.

Fee Payable

 The fees that are payable under section 83 of the Act for the copying of information, and the fees that are payable for the copying of information that is disclosed under subsection 84(3) of the Act, shall be as follows:

  • (a) for photocopying a page with the dimensions of not more than 21.5 cm by 35.5 cm, $0.20 per page;

  • (b) for microfiche duplication, non-silver, $0.40 per fiche;

  • (c) for 16 mm microfilm duplication, non-silver, $12 per 30.5 mm roll;

  • (d) for 35 mm microfilm duplication, non-silver, $14 per 30.5 mm roll;

  • (e) for microform-to-paper duplication, $0.25 per page;

  • (f) for magnetic tape-to-tape duplication, $25 per 731.5 mm reel;

  • (g) for personal computer magnetic diskette duplication, $2 per diskette (all sizes); and

  • (h) for compact disk duplication, $20 per disk.

  • SOR/89-578, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 9

Currency Conversion

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and section 45, where an amount that is used or taken into account for any purpose in the administration or enforcement of the Act is expressed in the currency of a country other than Canada, the equivalent dollar value of that amount shall be calculated by multiplying that other currency amount by the prevailing rate of exchange referred to in section 5 of the Currency Exchange for Customs Valuation Regulations in respect of that currency for the date of sale.

  • (2) Where a sale of foreign currency on forward markets is directly linked to the export sale to an importer in Canada, the rate of exchange that was used in the forward sale of currency shall be used in place of the rate of exchange referred to in subsection (1).

  • SOR/95-26, s. 13

 Where sufficient information has not been furnished or is not available at the time goods have been released from customs possession or entered for warehouse, whichever is the earlier, to enable the calculation under section 44 to be made on the basis of the date of sale, the date of shipment to Canada shall be used in place of the date of sale for the purpose of that section.

Re-determinations

 Where a manufacturer, producer or exporter of goods of the United States files a request for re-determination, the manufacturer, producer or exporter is hereby prescribed for the purposes of subsection 59(4) of the Act.

  • SOR/89-63, s. 3

 For the purposes of subsections 56(1.01) and (1.1), 58(1.1) and (2) and 70(1) to (3) of the Act, a request for a re-determination shall be delivered to the Canada Border Services Agency at the address specified on its website.

  • SOR/89-63, s. 3
  • SOR/92-590, s. 3
  • SOR/95-26, s. 14
  • SOR/96-255, s. 24
  • SOR/2000-138, ss. 14, 15
  • SOR/2015-27, s. 6
  • SOR/2018-88, s. 7

 For the purposes of subsections 56(1.1) and 58(2) of the Act, the information to accompany a request for a re-determination shall be

  • (a) a statement setting out the grounds on which the determination or re-determination is contested;

  • (b) a statement setting out the facts on which the request for re-determination is based;

  • (c) evidence in support of the facts referred to in paragraph (b); and

  • (d) where the request for re-determination is made by the importer of the goods, a copy of

    • (i) the documentation used in accounting for the goods under subsection 32(1), (3) or (5) of the Customs Act, and

    • (ii) where the goods were released prior to accounting, the documentation used in making an interim accounting for the goods under subsection 32(2) of the Customs Act, if different from the documentation referred to in subparagraph (i).

  • SOR/89-63, s. 3
  • SOR/92-236, s. 6(E)

 For the purposes of subsections 56(1.1), 58(2) and 59(4) and (5) of the Act, the Department of State of the United States is the prescribed department of the United States government.

  • SOR/89-63, s. 3

 For the purposes of subsection 59(3.1) of the Act, a manufacturer, producer or exporter of goods of a NAFTA country who files a request for a re-determination is a prescribed person.

  • SOR/94-20, s. 3

 [Repealed, SOR/2018-88, s. 8]

 For the purposes of subsections 56(1.01) and 58(1.1) of the Act, a request for a re-determination shall be accompanied by

  • (a) a statement setting out the grounds on which the determination or re-determination is contested;

  • (b) a statement setting out the facts on which the request for re-determination is based;

  • (c) evidence in support of the facts referred to in paragraph (b); and

  • (d) where the request for the re-determination is made by the importer of the goods, a copy of

    • (i) the documentation used in accounting for the goods under subsection 32(1), (3) or (5) of the Customs Act, and

    • (ii) where the goods were released prior to accounting, the documentation used in making an interim accounting for the goods under subsection 32(2) of the Customs Act, if that documentation is different from the documentation referred to in subparagraph (i).

  • SOR/94-20, s. 3

 For the purposes of subsections 70(1) to (3) of the Act, a request for a re-determination shall be accompanied by

  • (a) a statement that identifies which scope ruling the requester considers applicable to the imported goods;

  • (b) arguments to support the requester’s position that the scope ruling applies to the imported goods, along with a statement of facts in support of those arguments;

  • (c) evidence in support of those arguments and facts; and

  • (d) if the requester is the importer of the goods, a copy of

    • (i) the documentation used in accounting for the goods under subsection 32(1), (3) or (5) of the Customs Act, and

    • (ii) for goods that were released prior to accounting, any documentation that was used in making an interim accounting for the goods under subsection 32(2) of the Customs Act that is different from the documentation referred to in subparagraph (i).

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 9

 For the purpose of subsection 60.1(2) of the Act, the notice of a re-determination is to be published on the website of the Canada Border Services Agency no later than 15 days after the day on which the re-determination was made.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 9
  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 61(1.1) of the Act, interested person means any person who, in the opinion of the Tribunal, has a substantial interest in the matter and any person who

    • (a) in respect of an appeal of a re-determination, is a domestic producer of like goods in relation to goods that are subject to the applicable order of the Governor in Council or order or finding of the Tribunal; and

    • (b) in respect of an appeal of a scope ruling or an amendment to a scope ruling, provided information to the President for the purpose of either the proceeding that resulted in the scope ruling or the review that resulted in the amendment, or both.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection 63(1) of the Act, interested person means

    • (a) any person who is, or may become,

      • (i) an importer of goods that are or could be subject to the applicable order of the Governor in Council, order or finding of the Tribunal or undertaking, or

      • (ii) an exporter of such goods;

    • (b) a foreign producer of such goods;

    • (c) a domestic producer of like goods in relation to goods that are subject to the applicable order, finding or undertaking; or

    • (d) any person who, in the opinion of the President, has a substantial interest in the matter.

  • (3) For the purpose of subsection 67(4) of the Act, interested person means any person who provided information to the President for the purpose of the review of the scope ruling.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 9

 For the purposes of the definition government of a NAFTA country in subsection 2(1) of the Act, the following are prescribed departments for the purposes of subsections 56(1.01), 58(1.1), 59(3.1) and 70(1) to (3) of the Act:

  • (a) in respect of the United States, the Department of State; and

  • (b) in respect of Mexico, the Secretaría de Comercio y Fomento Industrial (Secretariat of Trade and Industrial Development).

  • SOR/94-20, s. 3
  • SOR/2018-88, s. 10

Official Publication

[SOR/2018-88, s. 11]

 For the purposes of the Act,

  • (a) the Federal Register is deemed to be the official publication of the United States; and

  • (b) the Diario Oficial de la Federación is deemed to be the official publication of Mexico.

  • SOR/94-20, s. 3

Scope Ruling

 An application for a scope ruling referred to in subsection 63(1) of the Act is complete if it contains the following information:

  • (a) in all cases,

    • (i) the name and civic address and, if different, postal address of the interested person,

    • (ii) an indication as to which of subparagraph 52.3(2)(a)(i) or (ii) or of paragraph 52.3(2)(b), (c) or (d) describes the interested person,

    • (iii) an indication of any order of the Governor in Council, order or finding of the Tribunal and undertaking in respect of which an investigation has been suspended, for which the ruling is applied for,

    • (iv) an indication as to the claim in respect of whether the goods for which the ruling is applied for are of the same description as goods to which the applicable order, finding or undertaking referred to in subparagraph (iii) applies, along with arguments and documents in support of the claim,

    • (v) a description of the goods for which the ruling is applied for, notably a description of their physical characteristics, their composition, their uses, their packaging, including any other goods contained in the packaging, along with, if any, their technical specifications and their trade name,

    • (vi) each of the classification numbers under the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System attributed to the goods for which the ruling is applied for,

    • (vii) an indication as to whether those goods have been sold or consigned to an importer in Canada and whether those goods have been imported,

    • (viii) the name and civic address and, if different, postal address of each importer in Canada of those goods, if known,

    • (ix) the name and civic address and, if different, postal address of each producer and exporter of those goods, if known,

    • (x) the name and civic address and, if different, postal address of each domestic producer of like goods, and of any association of those domestic producers, if known, and

    • (xi) any other relevant information; and

  • (b) if the basis for the ruling that is applied for is a claim as to whether the goods for which the ruling is applied for originate in a country that is subject to the applicable order, finding or undertaking referred to in subparagraph (a)(iii) or originate in a third country,

    • (i) the name of the subject country and the third country,

    • (ii) a description, at the time of their export from the subject country, of goods from which the goods for which the ruling is applied for are produced,

    • (iii) the name and civic address and, if different, postal address, of each producer and exporter of the goods for which their description is required by subparagraph (ii), if known,

    • (iv) a description of the movement of the goods for which their description is required by subparagraph (a)(v) from the third country to Canada and by subparagraph (ii) from the subject country to the third country, including a specification of any intermediate country that they entered and left or through which they were transhipped en route,

    • (v) a description of production activities, undertaken in the subject country, the third country and any intermediate country, in relation to goods for which their description is required by subparagraph (a)(v) and subparagraph (ii), and

    • (vi) any other relevant information.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 12

 For the purpose of subsection 63(4) of the Act, the President shall reject an application for a scope ruling if the application is incomplete or there is a scope ruling that applies to the goods for which the ruling is applied for.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 12

 For the purpose of subsection 63(5) of the Act, the President may reject an application for a scope ruling if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • (a) the goods for which the ruling is applied for have not been produced as of the day on which the application is received;

  • (b) the basis for which the ruling is applied for is the subject of a proceeding before the President, the Tribunal, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada or a panel under Part I.1 or II of the Act;

  • (c) following a decision setting out a finding of circumvention, the Tribunal makes an amending order referred to in section 75.3 of the Act that applies to the goods for which the ruling is applied for;

  • (d) a decision by the Tribunal, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada, or a panel under Part I.1 or II of the Act, applies to the ruling that is applied for; and

  • (e) in the opinion of the President, the application is frivolous, vexatious or made in bad faith.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 12

 For the purpose of subsection 66(2) of the Act, the President may extend the period for making a scope ruling to 210 days if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • (a) the issues presented by the scope proceeding are complex or novel;

  • (b) it is difficult to obtain satisfactory evidence or to assess the accuracy of evidence; and

  • (c) it is difficult to consider the information and evidence in light of the variety of goods in respect of which the scope proceeding has been initiated, the number of persons involved in the proceeding or any unusual difficulties.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 12

 For the purpose of subsection 66(3) of the Act, the President may terminate a scope proceeding if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • (a) the President is unable to obtain necessary evidence or assess the accuracy of evidence;

  • (b) in the opinion of the President, there are no grounds for making the scope ruling;

  • (c) there is a scope ruling that applies to the goods in respect of which the scope proceeding has been initiated; and

  • (d) a circumstance referred to in any of paragraphs 54.3(b) to (d) arises after the initiation of the proceeding.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 12

 For the purpose of subsection 66(6) of the Act, the President may take the following factors into account in making a scope ruling:

  • (a) in all cases,

    • (i) the physical characteristics of the goods in respect of which the scope proceeding has been initiated, including their composition,

    • (ii) their technical specifications,

    • (iii) their uses,

    • (iv) their packaging, including any other goods contained in the packaging, along with the promotional material and documentation concerning the goods in respect of which the scope proceeding has been initiated, and

    • (v) their channels of distribution;

  • (b) for a ruling as to whether goods in respect of which the scope proceeding has been initiated are of the same description as goods to which an order of the Governor in Council or an order or finding of the Tribunal applies,

    • (i) the description of the goods referred to in that order or that order or finding,

    • (ii) in the case of an order or finding of the Tribunal, the reasons for the order or finding, and

    • (iii) any relevant decision by the Tribunal, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada, or a panel under Part I.1 or II of the Act;

  • (c) for a ruling as to whether goods in respect of which the scope proceeding has been initiated are of the same description as goods to which an undertaking applies,

    • (i) the description of the goods referred to in the preliminary determination of dumping or subsidizing and in the undertaking, and

    • (ii) the reasons for the preliminary determination; and

  • (d) if the basis for a ruling referred to in paragraph (b) or (c) is whether goods in respect of which the scope proceeding has been initiated originate in a country that is subject to the applicable order, finding or undertaking or originate in a third country,

    • (i) the production activities undertaken in the third country in respect of the goods and undertaken in the subject country in respect of goods from which the goods are produced,

    • (ii) the nature of the goods when they were exported from the third country and of goods from which the goods are produced when they were exported from the subject country, and

    • (iii) the costs of production of the goods incurred in the third country.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 12

 For the purpose of subsection 67(2) of the Act, the President may review a scope ruling in any of the following circumstances:

  • (a) an order or finding is issued by the Tribunal with respect to goods of the same description as goods to which the ruling applies except that those goods originate in, or are exported from, a country that is different from a subject country in the ruling;

  • (b) an order made under subsection 76.01(5) or 76.03(12) of the Act affects the ruling;

  • (c) an order or finding made under subsection 61(3) or 62(2) of the Act relates to the scope ruling or a definitive decision that relates to the scope ruling is referred back under subsection 77.015(3) or (4), 77.019(5), 77.15(3) or (4) or 77.19(4) of the Act;

  • (d) a decision referred to in subsection 75.1(1) of the Act sets out a finding of circumvention that relates to the scope ruling;

  • (e) the ruling is based on erroneous information; and

  • (f) there has been a material change in circumstances since the ruling was made.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 12

Expedited Review

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 13.2(2) of the Act, a request for a review shall contain the following information:

    • (a) confirmation that the goods have been sold or consigned to an importer in Canada;

    • (b) with respect to each sale or consignment of the goods to an importer in Canada,

      • (i) the name and address of the importer,

      • (ii) a detailed description of the goods,

      • (iii) the date of sale or consignment of the goods,

      • (iv) the date of shipment of the goods,

      • (v) the purchase or consignment order number with respect to the goods and the date of the purchase or consignment order,

      • (vi) complete details of the

        • (A) contract of sale or of the purchase order acknowledgement or acceptance, or

        • (B) consignment contract or of the consignment order acknowledgment or acceptance, and

      • (vii) the name and address of the manufacturer or producer of the goods; and

    • (c) a description of the exporting enterprise and a list of all associated persons who are located in the country of export.

  • (2) A request for a review shall be delivered to the Canada Border Services Agency at the address specified on its website.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 16
  • SOR/96-255, ss. 22, 24
  • SOR/2000-138, ss. 14, 15
  • SOR/2015-27, s. 8
  • SOR/2018-88, s. 13

 The security referred to in subsection 13.2(4) of the Act shall be posted

  • (a) if it is in the form of cash or a certified cheque, with an officer at the Canada Border Services Agency office at which the goods are, or are to be, released; and

  • (b) if it is in any other form, with an officer at the Canada Border Services Agency regional office at which the goods are, or are to be, released.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 16
  • SOR/2000-138, s. 15
  • SOR/2015-27, s. 9

Refusal of Acceptance of Undertaking

 For the purpose of subsection 49(4) of the Act, the period of time commences on the day on which the preliminary determination of dumping or subsidizing is made in respect of the goods to which the undertaking has been offered and ends 60 days after that day.

  • SOR/95-26, s. 16

 The President may refuse to consider representations referred to in subsection 49(5) of the Act after the period beginning on the day on which an undertaking is offered and ending nine days after that day.

  • SOR/2000-138, s. 10
  • SOR/2015-27, s. 10

Anti-circumvention Investigations

 For the purpose of paragraph 71(a) of the Act, the following factors may be considered in determining whether there has been a change in the pattern of trade:

  • (a) any change in the volume of imports into Canada of goods subject to the applicable order of the Governor in Council or the applicable order or finding of the Tribunal;

  • (b) any change in the volume of imports into Canada of goods in respect of which circumvention may be occurring;

  • (c) any change in the volume of imports — from the country named in that applicable order or order or finding into the country from which goods referred to in paragraph (b) originate or are exported — of

    • (i) like goods in relation to goods referred to in paragraph (a), or

    • (ii) parts or components from which like goods referred to in subparagraph (i) are assembled or completed; and

  • (d) any other relevant factor.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 14

 For the purpose of paragraph 71(b) of the Act, the following activities are prescribed:

  • (a) the assembly or completion of like goods in Canada, by means of insignificant processes, using parts or components — that represent a major portion of the total cost of producing the like goods — originating in or exported from a country that is subject to the applicable order of the Governor in Council or the applicable order or finding of the Tribunal, whether or not those parts or components are the only ones used to assemble or complete the like goods in Canada;

  • (b) the assembly or completion of like goods in a third country, by means of insignificant processes, using parts or components — that represent a major portion of the total cost of producing the like goods — originating in or exported from a country that is subject to the applicable order of the Governor in Council or the applicable order or finding of the Tribunal, whether or not those parts or components are the only ones used to assemble or complete the like goods in the third country; and

  • (c) the slight modification — in a country that is subject to the applicable order of the Governor in Council or the applicable order or finding of the Tribunal or in a third country — of like goods originating in or exported from that subject country such that the slightly modified goods are no longer like goods.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 14

 The following factors may be considered in determining whether the processes of assembly or completion of the like goods referred to in paragraph 57.12(a) or (b) are insignificant:

  • (a) the nature of those processes;

  • (b) the nature of the facilities used to carry out those processes;

  • (c) the level of investment related to those processes and to those facilities;

  • (d) the level of research and development related to those processes;

  • (e) the costs of those processes;

  • (f) the proportion of those costs in relation to the cost of production of the like goods; and

  • (g) any other relevant factor.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 14

 The following factors may be considered in determining whether a modification of like goods referred to in paragraph 57.12(c) is slight:

  • (a) the physical characteristics of the modified goods and the like goods, including their composition;

  • (b) the technical specifications of the modified goods and the like goods;

  • (c) each of the classification numbers under the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System attributed to the modified goods and the like goods;

  • (d) the uses of the modified goods and the like goods;

  • (e) the extent to which the modified goods could be substituted for the like goods and consumer preferences in relation to the modified goods and the like goods;

  • (f) the packaging for the modified goods and the like goods, along with the promotional material and documentation concerning the modified goods and the like goods;

  • (g) the channels of distribution for the modified goods and the like goods;

  • (h) the difference in the processes to produce, the facilities used to produce and the costs of producing the modified goods and the like goods;

  • (i) the cost of the modification and, if it is possible to reverse the modification, the cost of reversing it; and

  • (j) any other relevant factor.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 14

 For the purposes of paragraph 71(b) of the Act, the following factors may be considered in determining whether imports of goods to which an activity referred to in section 57.12 applies are undermining the remedial effects of the applicable order of the Governor in Council or the applicable order or finding of the Tribunal:

  • (a) the price and volume of like goods referred to in paragraph 57.12(a) sold in Canada or the price and volume of imports of like goods referred to in paragraph 57.12(b) or of slightly modified goods referred to in paragraph 57.12(c);

  • (b) whether the goods referred to in paragraph (a) are sold to consumers that otherwise may have bought goods that are subject to the applicable order of the Governor in Council or the applicable order or finding of the Tribunal;

  • (c) whether the goods referred to in paragraph (a) have the same use as goods that are subject to the applicable order of the Governor in Council or the applicable order or finding of the Tribunal; and

  • (d) any other relevant factor.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 14

 For the purpose of paragraph 71(c) of the Act, the following factors may be considered in determining the principal cause of a change in trade pattern:

  • (a) a difference in costs in respect of

    • (i) goods that are subject to the applicable order of the Governor in Council or the applicable order or finding of the Tribunal, and

    • (ii) the like goods referred to in paragraph 57.12(a) or (b) or the slightly modified goods referred to in paragraph 57.12(c);

  • (b) the timing of when an activity referred to in section 57.12 began or substantially increased in relation to the day on which an order imposing a countervailing duty was made under section 7 of the Act or an investigation was initiated under section 31 of the Act, as the case may be;

  • (c) the sale, in a country other than Canada, of like goods referred to in paragraph 57.12(b), of parts or components referred to in paragraph 57.12(a) or (b) or of slightly modified goods referred to in paragraph 57.12(c);

  • (d) a change in consumer preferences in relation to goods referred to in subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii) or to parts or components referred to in paragraph 57.12(a);

  • (e) a change in technology related to the production of goods referred to in subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii); and

  • (f) any other relevant factor.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 14

 For the purpose of subsection 72(3) of the Act, a complaint in respect of the alleged circumvention of an order of the Governor in Council or an order or finding of the Tribunal shall contain the following information:

  • (a) an indication of that order or that order or finding;

  • (b) an explanation of the allegations, including a description of the goods whose importation is alleged to circumvent that order or that order or finding;

  • (c) the name and civic address and, if different, postal address of the complainant, along with an indication of whether the complainant is an importer, exporter or producer of goods that are subject to that order or that order or finding or like goods in relation to those subject goods;

  • (d) the name and civic address and, if different, postal address of each domestic producer of like goods referred to in paragraph (c) and of each association of such producers, if known;

  • (e) the name and civic address and, if different, postal address of each producer, exporter and importer of goods referred to in paragraph (b), if known; and

  • (f) any other relevant information.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 14

 For the purposes of paragraphs 73(1)(b), 75(3)(c), 75.1(1)(b) and 75.4(7)(c) of the Act, the reasons are to be published on the website of the Canada Border Services Agency.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 14
  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 74(1) of the Act, the statement of essential facts is to be published on the website of the Canada Border Services Agency.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection 74(2) of the Act, seven days after the day on which that statement is published constitutes sufficient time.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 14

 For the purpose of subsection 75.2(1) of the Act, the period for making a decision may be extended to 240 days in any of the following circumstances:

  • (a) the issues presented by the anti-circumvention investigation are complex or novel;

  • (b) it is difficult to obtain satisfactory evidence or to assess the accuracy of evidence;

  • (c) it is unusually difficult to determine whether the investigation ought to be terminated under subsection 75(1) of the Act; and

  • (d) it is difficult to consider the information and evidence in light of the variety of goods in respect of which the investigation was initiated, the number of persons involved in the investigation or any unusual difficulties.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 14
  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 75.6(2) of the Act, a request for an exemption from the extension of duties made by an exporter to Canada shall contain the following information:

    • (a) the name and civic address and, if different, postal address of the exporter, along with a list of associated persons in relation to the exporter;

    • (b) confirmation, along with evidence in support, that the goods for which the request for exemption is made have been sold or consigned to an importer in Canada;

    • (c) a detailed description of those goods;

    • (d) if the decision setting out a finding of circumvention in respect of the applicable amending order referred to in section 75.3 of the Act is made in respect of a prescribed activity referred to in paragraph 57.12(a), the name and civic address and, if different, the postal address of each producer of parts or components referred to in that paragraph and, if known, the name and civic address and, if different, the postal address of each person that uses those parts or components;

    • (e) if the decision setting out a finding of circumvention in respect of the applicable amending order referred to in section 75.3 of the Act is made in respect of a prescribed activity referred to in paragraph 57.12(b), the name and civic address and, if different, the postal address of any exporter or producer of parts or components used to assemble or complete those goods;

    • (f) if the decision setting out a finding of circumvention in respect of the applicable amending order referred to in section 75.3 of the Act is made in respect of a prescribed activity referred to in paragraph 57.12(c), the name and civic address and, if different, the postal address of any exporter or producer of like goods that were slightly modified such that they became goods for which the request for exemption is made;

    • (g) an indication of the applicable amending order referred to in section 75.3 of the Act; and

    • (h) arguments in support of the request, along with supporting evidence.

  • (2) A request for an exemption shall be delivered to the Canada Border Services Agency at the address specified on its website.

  • SOR/2018-88, s. 14

Number of Copies of Written Submissions

 A person who is making a written submission for the purposes of the Act shall submit the number of copies specified by an officer.

  • SOR/96-255, s. 23

RELATED PROVISIONS

  • — SOR/96-255, s. 25

    • 25. Sections 1 to 18 apply in respect of the determination or redetermination of a normal value, export price, amount of subsidy or margin of dumping in relation to goods imported into Canada and released on or after July 1, 1996.

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