Posted by Editor on 07/26/07
Dumping Duty Renewal Moves Closer
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has made a determination that there is a likelihood of continued dumping of bicycles from China and Taiwan, and has therefore authorized the CITT (Canadian International Trade Tribunal) to institute an Inquiry into dumping duty renewal. Currently, a member of the domestic bicycle industry - Raleigh Canada - has requested the continuation of dumping duties for an unprecedented fourth time, meaning that if successful there will have been duties for a total of 20 years. Duties on bikes (below a wholesale of $225 Canadian FOB (approximately $450 - $700 retail) are subject to duties as high as 13%. Many members of the industry consider the Review by CITT tobe a formality, and that duties will be renewed.
The full Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) release:
The President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has determined that there is likely to be a continuation or resumption of dumping of bicycles from the People's Republic of China and Chinese Taipei into Canada.
A Statement of Reasons containing additional details concerning the determination made by the President will be issued within fifteen days.
As a result of the CBSA finding the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) will now formally commence its inquiry.
As one of the first steps the CITT typically issues an industry questionnaire. BTAC will notify its members when this happens as part of its ongoing communications regarding the CITT process.
BTAC will work with its members to ensure that the CITT has a complete understanding of the dynamics of the Canadian bicycle sector and market affected by the current system of dumping duties.
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