Certain Thermoelectric Coolers and Warmers
Dumping & Subsidizing (China)

Product Information

Product Definition

The subject goods are defined as:

"Thermoelectric containers that provide cooling and/or warming with the use of a passive heat sink and a thermoelectric module, excluding liquid dispensers, originating in/or exported from the People's Republic of China."

Exclusions

The exclusion of liquid dispensers from the definition is intended to exclude such products as water coolers, cream dispensers and milk dispensers.

Additional Information

The subject goods are commonly referred to as thermoelectric coolers and/or thermoelectric warmers. The thermoelectric coolers and/or warmers are sold for use as travel coolers and warmers, home use coolers, novelty coolers, wine coolers and as commercial coolers and warmers for the transportation of meals, medicines and the display of retail products.

The thermoelectric coolers and/or warmers are operated using either a DC power cord, a 120 volt power adapter or a battery. The thermoelectric coolers and warmers contain no gasses, pipes, coils or compressor. The only moving part is a 12 volt fan(s).

The interior of the container is normally made of plastic, the exterior can either be made of plastic, metal, a combination of plastic and metal or of a soft-shell that covers the plastic interior. The coolers/warmers have a lid/door that is made of plastic, metal, glass or a combination of these materials.

Investigation Information

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

Action Date
Initiation of Investigation May 15, 2008
Preliminary Determination August 13, 2008
Final Determination November 10, 2008
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Finding December 11, 2008
Re-Investigation November 25, 2010
Re-Investigation March 1, 2012
Expiry Review Determination August 9, 2013
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Order December 9, 2013
Re-Investigation July 30, 2014
Expiry Review Determination April 12, 2019
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Order September 5, 2019
Tariff Classification Numbers

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

  • 8418.50.10.00
  • 8418.50.29.00
  • 8418.61.00.00
  • 8418.69.90.90
  • 8418.99.90.90

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

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:

Country Exporter Cooperative Since Last Revised
China Dometic Asia Co., Ltd., / Dometic (Shenzhen) Electronics Co., Ltd. 2008-12 2014-07

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from China for which the exporter has not been issued its own normal values, the anti-dumping duty is equal to 37% 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 Susidy RMB / Unit Cooperative Since Last Revised
Dometic Asia Co., Ltd., / Dometic (Shenzhen) Electronics Co., Ltd. 0.96 2008-12 2014-07

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 53.27 Renminbi per unit.

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

The import documentation should include the information listed below. Failure to provide this information may result in the application of penalties to the importer, pursuant to the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).

The import documentation should clearly indicate the following:

  • Indication whether the product is subject to anti-dumping and/or countervailing (SIMA) duties
  • Country of origin
  • Name and address of producer/manufacturer
  • Name and address of vendor (if different from the producer)
  • Customer's name and address
  • Canadian importer's name and address (if different from the customer)
  • Full product description including whether the goods fall within the scope of subject goods:
    Thermoelectric containers that provide cooling and/or warming with the use of a passive heat sink and a thermoelectric module, excluding liquid dispensers, originating in/or exported from China.
  • Date of sale, date of shipment
  • Quantity (including 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 (including the inland and ocean freight, insurance, etc.)
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)
  • Dumping file #: 4214-21
  • Dumping case #: AD1372
  • Subsidy file #: 4218-25
  • Subsidy case #: CV121
CITT Reference Number(s)
  • NQ-2008-002
  • RR-2012-004
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