The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of waterproof footwear and bottoms of plastic or rubber originating in or exported from China. The subject goods are defined as:

• waterproof footwear and bottoms of plastic or rubber, including moulded clogs, originating in or exported from China, excluding ski boots, skating boots, low rubbers, rubber overshoes and all-rubber boots.

The subject goods are usually classified under tariff item numbers 6401.10.19, 6401.10.20, 6401.92.11, 6401.92.12, 6401.92.92, 6401.99.12, 6401.99.19, 6401.99.20, 6402.19.90, 6402.91.90, 6403.19.90, 6403.40.00, 6403.91.00, 6404.11.99, 6404.19.90, and 6404.19.90.

The revised rates of anti-dumping duty will be based on responses received from exporters to which the CBSA has sent questionnaires. Failure to respond will result in application of the highest rate of anti-dumping duty. If exporters, suppliers and manufacturers do not provide sufficient information, the CBSA will issue specified normal values resulting in the continuation of 49% anti-dumping duty.

Responses to the Importer Request for Information are due by November 12, 2009 and importers of subject goods should encourage their suppliers to respond to the questionnaire by November 27, 2009.

The CBSA plans to announce the conclusions of this re-investigation on or before February 23, 2010.

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