PROVISIONAL ANTI-DUMPING DUTY CONTINUES ON WATERPROOF FOOTWEAR FROM CHINA & VIETNAM

On June 4, 2009 we advised that provisional anti-dumping duty applies to dumped waterproof footwear constructed wholly or in part of rubber, thermoplastic rubber (TPR) and/or plastic originating in or exported from China and Vietnam.

On August 26, 2009, the Canada Border Services Agency made a final determination of dumping; therefore, provisional duty continues to apply.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is continuing its inquiry into the question of injury to the domestic industry and will make an order or finding by September 25, 2009. Provisional duties will continue to apply until this date.

The goods subject to this investigation include waterproof footwear worn over the foot constructed to various heights, and waterproof footwear made of waterproof footwear bottoms combined with tops made of leather, textiles or other materials. They may be constructed with or without liners, linings, fasteners or safety features.

A list of exporters and their margins of dumping (provisional duty rates) is available at:
cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/i-e/ad1377/ad1377-i08-nf-eng.html

A list of HS classification numbers affected is at:
OMNI TRADE NEWS JUNE 4, 2009

A detailed product description and list of exclusions is at:
OMNI TRADE NEWS MARCH 5, 2009

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