PROVISIONAL ANTI-DUMPING DUTY TO BE REFUNDED ON WATERPROOF RUBBER FOOTWEAR FROM CHINA & VIETNAM

On June 4 and September 10, 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, pending the outcome of the injury investigation.

On September 25, 2009 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal found that the dumping of this footwear has not caused injury or retardation and is not threatening to cause injury to the Canadian market.

Therefore, any provisional duty paid will be refunded.

The subject goods are defined as:

• Waterproof footwear (in finished and in nearly finished form), constructed wholly or in part of rubber, thermoplastic rubber (TPR) (and/or plastic from Vietnam).


It should be noted that 49% anti-dumping duty remains payable on waterproof footwear with bottoms of plastic or rubber, and the sole and a portion of the upper incorporated in a single component, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China. Additional information on this finding is located in Customs Memorandum D15-2-35 at:
cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d15/d15-2-35-eng.html

Companies that have paid provisional duty on the subject goods should contact Omnitrans technical consultants to ensure that applicable refunds are processed.