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Ottawa, Ontario, April 27, 2009 ― The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it is initiating an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping of certain mattress innerspring units originating in or exported from the People's Republic of China.
The investigation follows a complaint filed by Globe Spring & Cushion Company Ltd. of Toronto. The complainant alleges that the dumping of the goods in question is harming Canadian production by causing lost sales; price erosion and suppression; a decline in revenues, gross margins and net profit; and reduced employment and market share.
Dumping occurs when goods are sold to importers in Canada at prices that are less than their selling prices in the exporter's domestic market or at unprofitable prices. The Special Import Measures Act protects Canadian producers from the damaging effects of such unfair trade.
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal will now begin a preliminary inquiry to determine whether these imports are harmful to Canadian producers. The Tribunal will issue a decision by June 26, 2009. While the Tribunal is examining the question of injury, the CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being dumped and it will make a decision by July 27, 2009.
If there is a large increase in harmful imports and the Tribunal decides that the retroactive application of anti-dumping duty is justified, duty could be levied on the goods brought into Canada as of today.
A copy of the statement of reasons, which provides more details about this investigation, will be available on the CBSA's Web site at www.cbsa.gc.ca/sima-lmsi within 15 days. More information on the CBSA's Anti-dumping and Countervailing Program and the Special Import Measures Act can also be found on this site.
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