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Canada Commences Consultations Regarding A Canada-China Free Trade Agreement

Posted in Agriculture, Antidumping, Border Security, Canada's Federal Government, Canada-China FTA, Corporate Counsel, Cross-border deals, Cross-border litigation, Cross-Border Real Estate, Cross-border trade, Customs Law, Energy, Environment, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Government Procurement, Immigration law, Imports Restrictions, Intellectual Property, International Arbitrations, Labour, origin, tariff classification, valuation

On March 4, 2017, Global Affairs Canada announced consultations concerning a possible free trade agreement between Canada and China.   Consultations means that Global Affairs Canada is consulting with Canadian interested stakeholders (the free trade agreement negotiations have not started yet – Canada is in a preliminary exploratory stage). Global Affairs Canada has posted information on… Continue Reading

Canada Initiates Antidumping Investigation Against Fabricated Industrial Steel Components from Several Countries

Posted in Antidumping, Trade Remedies

On September 12, 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) initiated an antidumping investigation against fabricated industrial steel components originating in or exported from China, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.  A subsidy investigation was also initiated in respect of China. The complaint was filed by Supermetal Structures Inc. (Lévis,… Continue Reading

The Canadian AD Expiry Review (Sunset) Process for Pup Joints for China Begins

Posted in Antidumping, Trade Remedies

Since April 10, 2017, Canada has imposed definitive anti-dumping and countervailing duties on OCTG pup joints (referred to as “pup joints”) originating in or exported from China.  Pup joints are defined as “oil country tubular goods pup joints, made of carbon or alloy steel, welded or seamless, heat-treated or not heat-treated, regardless of end finish,… Continue Reading

China Would Like Canada To Accept It As A Market Economy

Posted in Antidumping, Trade Remedies, World Trade Organization

China would very much like Canada to accept that it is a market economy.  This is relevant in the context of anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases. Currently, under the World Trade Organization rules, if a country is not a market economy, a WTO member may use surrogate or third party information when calculating margins of… Continue Reading

Is Talk of Canada-China Free Trade Agreement For Real?

Posted in Trade Agreeements, Trade Remedies

In today’s Globe and Mail, Robert Fife discusses in an article entitled “Trudeau sets sights on free-trade deal with China” the possibility of free trade agreement negotiations between Canada and China commencing soon. The article makes reference to the newly ratified China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Whether Canada-China free trade agreement negotiations will come to pass… Continue Reading

Very High Preliminary Duties in Canada’s Line Pipe Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Case

Posted in Antidumping

On November 26, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued its notice of preliminary determination of dumping and subsidization in the Certain Line Pipe case against China.  The preliminary margins, which could change in the final determination, are as follows: Exporter Estimated Margin of Dumping* Estimated Amount of Subsidy* Total Provisional Duties Payable* Baoshan… Continue Reading

Canada Requires a “Through Bill of Lading” to Claim GPT Tariff Treatment

Posted in Customs Law, GPT, Legal Developments, Uncategorized

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) recently held in ContainerWest Manufacturing Ltd v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2014-025 (July 27, 2015) that “a through bill of lading is required for entitlement to the GPT.”  This decision may surprise many importers, customs lawyers and customs brokers. GPT means General Preferential Tariff.  Often… Continue Reading

He Said What?

Posted in Border Security, Corporate Counsel, Customs Law, Intellectual Property, Politics

An issue that frustrates trademark and copyright holders in all industries is counterfeit goods. It is commonly understood that many of the imported counterfeit goods coming to the U.S. originate in China. In fact, the seizure statistics released by CBP and ICE bear that out. According to those numbers, for the 2011 fiscal year, there… Continue Reading