ANTI-DUMPING DUTY CONTINUES ON SUGAR FROM THE U.S.

 

On February 17, 2010, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated a review to determine if the expiry of Special Import Measures for the dumping of refined sugar originating in or exported from the United States of America, Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the subsidizing of refined sugar originating in or exported from the European Union will result in injury.  If injury was not likely to continue, anti-dumping and countervailing duty would expire on November 1, 2010.

 

The CITT has found that the dumping of refined sugar originating in or exported from the U.S. is likely to result in injury or retardation to the Canadian market. Therefore, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will continue to impose anti-dumping duty on it for a further 5 years.

 

The CITT also found that the dumping of refined sugar from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom is not likely to result in injury or retardation. The CBSA will therefore no longer impose anti-dumping duty.  The CITT also found that the subsidizing of refined sugar originating in or exported from the European Union will not result in injury.  Therefore, the CBSA will no longer impose countervailing duty.

 

Subject goods are normally classified under sub-heading numbers 1701.91, 1701.99 and 1702.90.

 

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