Tribunal maintains injury finding on transformers imported from Korea

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal conducted an interim review of its November 2012 finding which concluded that imports of certain liquid dielectric transformers originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea at reduced prices injured Canadian industry.

The Tribunal initiated the interim review in order to determine if its finding was impacted by the new final determination of dumping in respect of the subject goods issued by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on March 6, 2014.

In October 2012, the CBSA made a final determination of dumping. It determined that 100 percent of the subject goods released into Canada from October 1, 2010, to March 31, 2012, had been dumped at a weighted average margin of dumping of 19.5 percent, expressed as a percentage of the export price. Some exporter-specific margins of dumping were set at 15.5 percent and 44.4 percent.

A decision of the Federal Court of Appeal made on December 6, 2013, set aside the original final determination and referred the matter back to the CBSA for reconsideration.

In its new final determination of dumping, the CBSA reduced the country- and exporter-specific margins of dumping. The weighted average margin of dumping was now found to be 12.7 percent (down from 19.5 percent) and exporter-specific margins of dumping were revised to 9.1 percent and 34.8 percent

Having considered all the new information available to it and all the relevant factors applicable within the scope of its interim review, the Tribunal found that there was no reason to depart from its original finding that the dumping of the subject goods caused material injury to the domestic industry.

The Tribunal decided to continue its finding without amendment.

Link: Interim Review No. RD-2013-003

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