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Canadian businesses, small, medium and large import goods from China. It is a reality in a globalized supply chain.  Many Canadian businesses buy Chinese-origin goods from suppliers in a third country (e.g., the United States). Most businesses understand that they must pay all applicable customs duties at the time of importation.  Many companies understand

On March 17, 2009, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) made an injury finding in respect of certain aluminum extrusions originating in or exported from China (NQ-2008-003) and issued an order to collect antidumping and countervailing duties.  On April 1, 2009, the CITT issued its reasons for its decision.

Since March 17, 2009, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) has been tasked with enforcing the CITT’s order and has been very busy.  Many importers who import a variety of goods from parts of outdoor railings to door frames to window frames to aluminum parts have been under the watchful eye of the CBSA.  The CBSA have followed up on imports of all things aluminum and have issued many detailed adjustment statements (also known as “assessments”) imposing unpaid SIMA duties, GST and interest.  The antidumping duties are currently 101% and the countervailing duties are calculated based on 15.84 RMB/kg. This adds up to a lot of money.

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