Certain Fasteners
Dumping (China and Chinese Taipei) & Subsidizing (China)

Product Information

Product Definition

The subject goods are defined as:

"Certain carbon steel fasteners originating in/or exported from the People's Republic of China and Chinese Taipei, excluding those specifically designed for application in the automotive or aerospace industry."

Inclusions

The following carbon steel fasteners were included by the Tribunal's order:

The following carbon steel fasteners are considered subject goods:
  Imperial (inches) Metric (millimetres)
Diameter Length Diameter Length
Wood screws #4 to #24 (0.112" to 0.386") 3/8 to 8" M3 to M10 10 mm to 200 mm
Square and hex lag screws #14 to #24 (1/4" to 0.386") 3/4 to 4" M6 to M10 20 mm to 100 mm
Sheet metal/tapping screws #4 to #24 (0.112" to 0.386") 3/8 to 8" M3 to M10 10 mm to 200 mm
Thread forming screws #4 to #24 (0.112" to 0.386") 3/8 to 3" M3 to M10 10 mm to 75 mm
Thread cutting screws #4 to #24 (0.112" to 0.386") 3/8 to 3" M3 to M10 10 mm to 75 mm
Thread rolling screws #4 to #24 (0.112" to 0.386") 3/8 to 3" M3 to M10 10 mm to 75 mm
Self-drilling tapping screws #4 to #24 (0.112" to 0.386") 3/8 to 3" M3 to M10 10 mm to 75 mm
Machine screws #4 to 3/8" (0.112" to 3/8") 3/8 to 8" M3 to M10 10 mm to 200 mm
Flange screws 1/4"; to 5/8" 3/8 to 4" M6 to M16 10 mm to 100 mm

Exclusions

The following carbon steel fasteners were excluded by the Tribunal's order:

  • Acoustic lag screws;
  • Aster screws
  • Chicago screws;
  • Collated screws;
  • Connector screws (kd);
  • Décor screws;
  • Drawer handle screws;
  • Drive spikes RR;
  • Euro screws;
  • Hex socket cap screws;
  • Instrument screws;
  • Knurled head screws;
  • Machine screws with wings;
  • Optical screws;
  • Screw spikes RR;
  • Security screws;
  • Self-clinching studs;
  • Socket cap screws;
  • Socket set screws;
  • Square-head set screws;
  • Thumb screws;
  • U-drive screws;
  • Wing screws;
  • Screws imported under tariff item Nos. 9952.00.00, 9964.00.00, 9969.00.00, 9972.00.00 and 9973.00.00 for use in the manufacture of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft and three-wheeled motorcycles;
  • R4™ screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent numbers 2 267 572 and 2 198 832 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet the ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES) "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • RSS™ rugged structural screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent numbers 2 267 572 and 2 140 472 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet the ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • MSS™ zip tip metal siding screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent numbers 2 267 572 and 2 478 635 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet the ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • MSS™ drill tip metal siding screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent numbers 2 267 572 and 2 478 635 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet the ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • Pan™ head screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • Cabinet™ screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • FIN/Trim™ head screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • White FIN/Trim™ head screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • RT Composite™ Trim™ head screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • White RT Composite™ Trim™ head screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • Vinyl Window™ screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • Caliburn™ concrete screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • Kameleon™ composite deck screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES "Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals" (AC257); or equivalent;
  • Sharp-pointed drywall screws with diameters ranging from #6 to #7, lengths ranging from 0.4375 in. to 2.25 in., with a coarse, fine or high-low thread, with a bugle, flat, pan, truss or wafer head, with a Phillips driver and a black phosphate or standard zinc finish;
  • Self-drilling drywall screws with diameters ranging from #6 to #7, lengths ranging from 0.4375 in. to 2.25 in., with a fine thread, with a bugle, flat, flat truss, pan, pancake, truss or wafer head, with a Phillips driver and a black phosphate or standard zinc finish.

Exclusions from the CITT Order of January 5, 2015:

All carbon steel screws that are listed below are specifically excluded:

  • TOPLoc™ or Splitstop™ composite decking fasteners for exclusive use in conjunction with TimberTech® composite material decking systems.
  • Titen HD™ (THD) heavy-duty carbon steel screw anchors for concrete, manufactured for and imported by Simpson Strong-Tie, bearing Canadian trademark number TMA614622 and Canadian patent number CA2349358, with diameters of between 0.25 in. (1/4 in.) and 0.375 in. (3/8 in.), inclusive (i.e. between 6.35 mm and 9.525 mm, inclusive), and lengths of between 1.25 in. and 8.00 in., inclusive (i.e. between 31.75 mm and 203.2 mm, inclusive), tested or assessed in accordance with one or more of: ASTM E488 ("Standard Test Methods for Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements"); AC106 ("Acceptance Criteria for Predrilled Fasteners (Screw Anchors) in Masonry Elements"); AC193 ("Acceptance Criteria for Mechanical Anchors in Concrete Elements"); or ACI 355.2/ACI 355.2R ("Qualification of Post-Installed Mechanical Anchors in Concrete") as amended or replaced from time to time .

Amendment of the CITT Order of January 5, 2015, to exclude, effective May 16, 2017:

  • Shoulder bolts made of steel, grade 5, and zinc-plated, with a hexagonal head, an unthreaded cylindrical shoulder section ranging from 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch in diameter, and a threaded section that is smaller in diameter than the shoulder ranging from 3/8 inch to 7/8 inch in length and between 10-24 and 5/8-11 in common thread sizes.

Amendment of the CITT Order of January 5, 2015, to exclude, effective July 12, 2017:

  • Squeeeeek No More® square-drive wood screws, manufactured by or on behalf of O’Berry Enterprises Inc. under U.S. patent Nos. 5,371,992, 5,372,466 or 6,250,186, for use in wood flooring, with scoring above the threaded portion of the screw that allows the upper portion of the screw and head to be easily broken off, 3” or 3.5” in length, of a #8 or #9 diameter, threaded in part with 8 threads per inch and in part with 9 threads per inch, with the remainder unthreaded, and covered in a Gleitmo 615 lubricant coating (or equivalent coating) and imported in packages of 500 screws or less.

Additional Information

Hex socket cap screws and socket cap screws are specifically excluded and hex cap screws as a whole are also excluded.

"Lag bolts" are considered to be subject lag screws.

There is a difference between wing screws and screws with wings, the former are excluded while the latter are, with the exception of machine screws with wings, included.

Some fasteners designated as "bolts" are in reality subject screws, namely: flange bolts, bin bolts, grain bin bolts, square and hex lag bolts, and stove bolts.

Investigation Information

The dates of the investigative proceedings and findings concerning this case are:

Action Date
Initiation of Investigations April 28, 2004
Extension of Investigation July 9, 2004
Preliminary Determination September 10, 2004
Final Determination December 9, 2004
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Finding January 7, 2005
Re-Investigation February 2, 2007
Re-Investigation February 23, 2009
Expiry Review Determination August 20, 2009
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Order January 6, 2010
Re-Investigation March 24, 2010
Re-Investigation September 23, 2011
Re-Investigation March 14, 2014
Expiry Review Determination August 21, 2014
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Order January 5, 2015
Re-Investigation November 14, 2019
Expiry Review Determination March 26, 2020
Tariff Classification Numbers

The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

  • 7318.11.00.00
  • 7318.12.00.00
  • 7318.14.00.00
  • 7318.15.00.10
  • 7318.15.00.42
  • 7318.15.00.45
  • 7318.15.00.49

Please note that these classification numbers may apply to goods which are not subject to SIMA measures, may change because of amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, or the subject goods may be imported under HS classification numbers that are not listed. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Duty Liability
(Anti-dumping duties)

Country of Origin or Export: China and Chinese Taipei

Information regarding the normal values of subject goods should be obtained from the exporter. The following table identifies the exporters who currently have been issued normal values:

  Exporter Cooperative Since Last Revised
China Haiyan Tianqi Fastener Co., Ltd. 2019-11 2019-11
Ningbo Jinding Fastening Piece Co., Ltd. 2017-06 2019-11
Robertson (Jiaxing) Inc. 2005-01 2019-11
Suzhou Hongly Hardware Co., Ltd nd Suzhou Litto Fastener Co., Ltd. 2015-10 2019-11
Zhejiang Yichen Hardware Corp. 2019-11 2019-11
Chinese Taipei Chaen Wei Corporation 2011-09 2019-11
Concord International Engineering & Trading Co., Ltd. 2015-11 2019-11
CPC Fasteners International Co., Ltd. 2005-01 2019-11
Honor Best Co., Ltd. 2005-01 2019-11
JC Grand Corporation 2011-09 2019-11
Katsuhana Fasteners Corp. 2010-03 2019-11
Kwantex Research Inc. 2009-02 2019-11
Masterpiece Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd. 2011-09 2019-11
Newfast Co., Ltd. 2005-01 2019-11
Sheh Fung Screws Co., Ltd. 2010-03 2019-11
Taifas Corporation 2011-09 2019-11
Taiwan Shan Yin International Co., Ltd. 2005-01 2019-11
Your Choice Fasteners & Tools Co., Ltd. 2014-03 2019-11
Zyh Yin Entreprise Co., Ltd. 2005-01 2019-11
Altenloh, Brinck & Co. U.S. (USA) 2019-11 2019-11
Dynamic Fastener Service, Inc. (USA) 2014-03 2019-11
Hilti Inc. (USA) 2005-01 2019-11
OMG, Inc. (USA) 2017-09 2019-11
Starborn Industries Incorporated (USA) 2010-03 2019-11

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from China or Chinese Taipei for which the exporter has not been issued its own normal values, the anti-dumping duty is equal to 170% of the export price.

Duty Liability
(Countervailing duties)

Country of Origin or Export: China

The following table identifies the exporters who currently have a specific amount of subsidy:

Exporter Amount of Subsidy (Chinese Renminbi per Kilogram) Cooperative Since Last Revised
Haiyan Tianqi Fastener Co., Ltd. 0.30 2019-11 2019-11
Ningbo Jinding Fastening Piece Co., Ltd. 0.08 2017-06 2019-11
Robertson (Jiaxing) Inc. 0.01 2005-01 2019-11
Suzhou Hongly Hardware Co., Ltd. And Suzhou Litto Fastener Co., Ltd. 0.02 2014-03 2019-11
Zhejiang Yichen Hardware Corp. 0.10 2019-11 2019-11

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from China for which the exporter has not been issued its own amount of subsidy, the countervailing duty is equal to 1.25 Renminbi per kilogram.

Disclosure of Normal Values and Amounts of Subsidy

The liability for anti-dumping and countervailing duty results from the proceedings conducted under SIMA and from the finding of the CITT. Information regarding the normal value and amount of subsidy of the subject goods in question and the amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty payable should be obtained from the exporter. Related information may be made available to importers on a need-to-know basis in accordance with the provisions of Memorandum D14-1-2, Disclosure of Normal Values, Export Prices, and Amounts of Subsidy Established Under the Special Import Measures Act to Importers.

For information on duty assessment, refer to the Guide for self-assessing SIMA duties.

Information Required on Customs Documents

Listed below is the information that must be provided to the Canada Border Services Agency regardless of whether the documentation is provided as paper or electronically (e.g. through the use of ACROSS). Please note that if the following information is not provided, then the normal value will be determined based on the export price advanced by 170% and the amount of subsidy for goods originating in or exported from the People's Republic of China will be equal to 1.25 Renminbi/kilogram. Failure to provide this information may also result in the application of penalties to the importer, pursuant to the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS). The Customs Act applies, with any modifications that the circumstances require, with respect to the accounting and payment of anti-dumping or countervailing duties.

The import documentation should clearly indicate the following:

  • confirmation whether the good is subject to anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties;
  • country of origin;
  • name and address of producer/manufacturer, if known (mandatory where the vendor is not considered the exporter for SIMA purposes);
  • location of plant/mill of production, if known;
  • place from which direct shipment to Canada began;
  • name and address of vendor (if different from producer);
  • customer's name and address;
  • Canadian importer's name and address (if different from the customer);
  • full product description including:
    • SKU/Model number
    • Type of Fastener (wood screw, machine screw, sheet metal screw, etc.)
    • Material (carbon, specify grade)
    • Head
    • Drive
    • Diameter
    • Length
    • Plating
    • Weight in kilograms (and in pieces)
    • Point*
    • Thread type*
    • Finish/Coating*
      * applies only to sharp-pointed and self-drilling drywall screws excluded as per the Tribunal's orders
  • date of sale, date of shipment of goods to Canada;
  • quantity in units (1 unit equals to1000 pieces or indicate the unit of measure);
  • unit selling price;
  • total selling price;
  • currency of settlement used (e.g., US$, CDN$, etc.);
  • terms and conditions of sale (e.g., FOB, CIF, etc.);
  • all costs, expenses, and charges incurred by the exporter and vendor in the shipment of the subject goods to Canada from the point of direct shipment (includes inland and ocean freight, insurance, etc.);and
  • the amount of any export taxes applicable to the goods.
Appeal Decisions Relating to Subjectivity

Summaries of appeal decisions made by the CBSA respecting whether an imported good is subject to this measure in force can be found on the SIMA Appeals page.

Email for Duty Assessment Questions

Trade_Programs-Programmes_commerciaux@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

CBSA Reference Number(s)
  • FAS 2019 RI
  • Dumping file #: 4243-38
  • Dumping case #: AD1308
  • Subsidy file #: 4218-17
  • Subsidy case #: CV103
CITT Reference Number(s)
  • NQ-2004-005
  • RR-2009-001
  • RR-2014-001
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