Canada starts antidumping investigation

The Canada Border Services Agency is investigating the alleged injurious dumping of certain mattress innerspring units from China.

The investigation, announced April 27, follows a complaint filed by Globe Spring & Cushion Co. Ltd. of Toronto, alleging that the dumping of innersprings is harming Canadian production by causing lost sales; price erosion and suppression; a decline in revenues, gross margins and net profit; and reduced employment and market share.

Dumping occurs when goods are sold to importers in Canada at prices that are less than their selling prices in the exporter’s domestic market or at unprofitable prices. The Special Import Measures Act protects Canadian producers from the effects of such unfair trade.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is conducting a preliminary inquiry to determine whether the innerspring imports are harmful to Canadian producers and will issue a decision by June 26. The Canadian Border Services Agency is investigating whether the imports are being dumped and will make a decision by July 27.

For more information, check the Canadian International Trade Tribunal  website or the Canada Borders Services Agency website.

Earlier this year, the United States issued duties against innersprings imported from China after determining that they were being dumped on the U.S. market.


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