Tribunal Initiates Interim Review— Certain Fasteners from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Taipei

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Ottawa, Ontario, February 17, 2017—The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated an interim review of its order made on January 5, 2015, in Expiry Review Inquiry No. RR-2014-001, concerning certain carbon steel fasteners, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Taipei. This interim review was initiated at the request of O’Berry Enterprises Inc. and after the Tribunal determined that the request was properly documented.

The purpose of this interim review is to determine if the order should be modified to exclude the product identified by O’Berry Enterprises Inc.: Square drive wood screws, scored so that upper portion of the screw and head can be easily snapped 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 unthread, and covered in a Gleitmo 615 lubricant coating (or equivalent coating).

The Tribunal is an independent quasi-judicial body that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance. It hears cases on dumped and subsidized imports, safeguard complaints, complaints about federal government procurement and appeals of customs and excise tax rulings. When requested by the federal government, the Tribunal also provides advice on other economic, trade and tariff matters.

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