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Duties slapped on Chinese curtain wall imports


November 19, 2013
By Patrick Flannery

urbantoronto-5463-17198Nov. 19, 2013 – The Canadian International Trade Tribunal
has found that unitized curtain wall modules exported from China
"threaten to cause injury" to the Canadian curtain wall manufacturing
industry, triggering steep anti-dumping and countervailing duties on
Chinese curtain wall entering the country. The decision makes permanent
the provisional duties applied by the Canadian Border Service Agency in July.

urbantoronto-5463-17198Nov. 19, 2013 – The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has found that unitized curtain wall modules exported from China "threaten to cause injury" to the Canadian curtain wall manufacturing industry, triggering steep anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese curtain wall entering the country. The decision makes permanent the provisional duties applied by the Canadian Border Service Agency in July.

Curtain wall imported by Jangho Curtain Wall will be subject to a 15.7 per cent anti-dumping duty and a 3.8 per cent countervailing duty to offset subsidies received from the Chinese government. Yuanda's imports will attract duties of 49.3 per cent anti-dumping plus 5.3 per cent countervailing. All other imports of Chinese curtain wall will be hit with a 120 per cent anti-dumping duty and a 41.6 per cent countervailing duty. Jangho and Yuanda were assigned lower duties because they provided requested information to the CBSA, while responses were absent or incomplete from other Chinese fabricators.

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The decision follows a process started in July of 2012 launched by Allan Window, Ferguson Neudorf, FlynnCanada, Aluminum Curtainwall Systems, Oldcastle Building Envelope, Sota Glazing, Starline
Architectural Windows, StateWindows, Toro
Aluminum and Windsor Glass. The first complaint was dismissed in the fall of 2012 due to incomplete information, but a new complaint was allowed in January of this year.

"Starline Windows first became aware of low priced unitized wall modules being imported into the western Canadian market from China in 2008," said Paul Arnold, pre-construction sevices manager of Starline Windows. "Since that time we have lost projects to imported wall modules products at significantly lower prices. This has resulted in not only reduced domestic wall module gross revenue but also eroded pricing in our market. This is why we joined eight other Canadian domestic wall module producers in claiming injury resulting from these imports.

We didn't get into it
for any other reason than just to try to keep our 600 employees employed here
in British Columbia."

Related links
cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
citt.gc.ca


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