POSSIBLE ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON THERMAL INSULATION BOARD FROM THE UNITED STATES

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has received a complaint that polyisocyanurate thermal insulation board originating in or exported from the United Stats is being dumped, causing injury to Canadian producers (i.e. lower sales volumes, prices, profits, employment and capacity utilization).

As a result, the CBSA is seeking information from importers to determine if the goods are being dumped and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has initiated an investigation to determine the extent of injury. Anti-dumping duties will be imposed if the CITT finds that dumped products are injuring or threatening to injure the Canadian producers.

The CITT is to issue its preliminary determination of injury on December 7, 2009 and the CBSA is to make a preliminary determination of dumping on January 6, 2010.

Interested parties must file a notice of participation with the CITT by October 27, 2009.

Additional information concerning this and other recent developments is available from our technical consulting group.