Tribunal Initiates Inquiry—Certain Small Power Transformers from Austria, Chinese Taipei and South Korea

News release

Ottawa, Ontario, April 16, 2021—The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated a preliminary injury inquiry into a complaint by Transformateurs Delta Star Inc. of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Northern Transformer Corporation of Maple, Ontario, PTI Transformers Inc. of Regina, Saskatchewan and PTI Transformers L.P. of Winnipeg, Manitoba, that they have suffered injury as a result of the dumping of certain small power transformers, originating in or exported from the Republic of Austria, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), and the Republic of Korea. The Tribunal’s inquiry is conducted pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act as a result of the initiation of a dumping investigation by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

On June 14, 2021, the Tribunal will determine whether there is a reasonable indication that the alleged dumping has caused injury or retardation, or is threatening to cause injury. If so, the CBSA will continue its dumping investigation and, by July 14, 2021, will issue a preliminary determination. If this preliminary determination indicates that there has been dumping, the CBSA will then continue its investigation and, concurrently, the Tribunal will initiate a final injury inquiry.

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.

Any interested person, association or government that wishes to participate in the Tribunal’s inquiry may do so by filing a Form I – Notice of Participation. For more information, visit the Tribunal’s website.


Martin Pelchat
Deputy Director, Communications

Telephone:      613-415-8308

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