Due to the existence of circumstances that make it unusually difficult to make a preliminary determination regarding the dumping (or not) of wheat gluten from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania within the normal ninety days, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it extended the 90-day period for making preliminary decisions, pertaining to all or part of the investigations, to 135 days.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal determined in October that there is preliminary evidence that dumping of gluten from the six countries has caused injury or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian industry. Provisional anti-dumping duties could be applied to the goods in question if CBSA confirms that they are the subject of dumping and/or subsidizing.

The decision by CBSA to issue its preliminary determination, or to terminate all or part of the investigation, will now be made on or before December 23, 2020.

Link: Notice of extension of investigation