DRY WHEAT PASTA

DRY WHEAT PASTA
Inquiry No. NQ-2017-005

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF INQUIRY

Notice was received by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on March 28, 2018, from the Director General of the Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), stating that a preliminary determination had been made respecting the dumping and subsidizing of all dry wheat-based pasta, not stuffed or otherwise prepared, and not containing more than two percent eggs, whether or not enriched, fortified, organic, whole wheat or containing milk or other ingredients, originating in or exported from the Republic of Turkey, excluding refrigerated, frozen or canned pasta.

Pursuant to section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), the Tribunal has initiated an inquiry to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury, and to determine such other matters as the Tribunal is required to determine under that section.

Each person or government wishing to participate in the inquiry and at the hearing as a party must file a notice of participation with the Tribunal on or before April 12, 2018. Each counsel who intends to represent a party in the inquiry and at the hearing must file a notice of representation, as well as a declaration and undertaking, with the Tribunal on or before April 12, 2018.

A public hearing relating to this inquiry will be held in the Tribunal’s Hearing Room No. 1, 18th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, commencing on the 25th day of June 2018, at 9:30 a.m., to hear evidence and representations by interested parties.

In accordance with section 46 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, a person who provides information to the Tribunal and who wishes some or all of the information to be kept confidential must submit to the Tribunal, at the time the information is provided, a statement designating the information as confidential, together with an explanation as to why that information is designated as confidential. Furthermore, the person must submit a non-confidential summary of the information designated as confidential or a statement indicating why such a summary cannot be made.

Written submissions, correspondence and requests for information regarding this notice should be addressed to the Registrar, Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, 15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), 613-990-2439 (fax), citt-tcce@tribunal.gc.ca (e-mail).

Further details regarding this inquiry, including the schedule of key events, are contained in the documents entitled “Additional Information” and “Inquiry Schedule” appended to the notice of commencement of inquiry available on the Tribunal’s Web site at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca/en/dumping-and-subsidizing/inquiries-section-42/noti....

Dated at Ottawa, Ontario
this 29th day of March 2018

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

On March 28, 2018, the Tribunal received notice from the Director General of the Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate at the CBSA, stating that a preliminary determination had been made respecting the dumping and subsidizing of all dry wheat-based pasta, not stuffed or otherwise prepared, and not containing more than two percent eggs, whether or not enriched, fortified, organic, whole wheat or containing milk or other ingredients, originating in or exported from the Republic of Turkey, excluding refrigerated, frozen or canned pasta.

Pursuant to section 42 of SIMA, the Tribunal will now determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury, and determine such other matters as the Tribunal is required to determine under that section.

Along with the notice of commencement of inquiry, the Tribunal has sent letters to the domestic producers, importers, foreign producers and certain purchasers with a known interest in the inquiry providing details on the procedures, as well as the schedule for the inquiry. Some interested parties have been requested to complete questionnaires.

All questionnaires can be downloaded from the Tribunal’s Web site at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca/questionnaires.

REQUESTS FOR PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS

The Tribunal’s Guideline to Making Requests for Product Exclusions, which can be found on the Tribunal’s Web site at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca/en/g_excl_e, describes the procedure for filing requests for specific product exclusions. This guide also includes a form for filing requests for product exclusions and a form for any party that opposes a request to respond to such requests. This does not preclude parties from making submissions in a different format if they so wish, provided all the information and supporting documentation requested in the forms are included. Please see the attached schedule for the filing deadlines for the product exclusion process.

REQUESTS FOR A PUBLIC INTEREST INQUIRY

In the event of an injury finding, a request for a public interest inquiry conducted pursuant to subsection 45(1) of SIMA may be made by any party to the injury inquiry or by any other group or person affected by the injury finding. Such a request must be filed with the Tribunal within 45 days of an injury finding. A public interest inquiry is completely separate from an injury inquiry. The Tribunal is not seeking and does not expect submissions on public interest issues during the injury inquiry.

PROCEDURE FOR FILING WITH THE TRIBUNAL

Parties and the public may file documents electronically with the Tribunal through its Secure E‑filing Service at https://apps.citt-tcce.gc.ca/sftapp/CITT/html/transfer_e.html. The information is fully encrypted from the sender to the Tribunal.

Parties must still file paper copies in the required number as instructed. The electronic version and the hard-copy version must be identical. In case of discrepancies, the hard-copy version will be considered the original.

PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing relating to this inquiry will be held in the Tribunal’s Hearing Room No. 1, 18th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, commencing on the 25th day of June, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., to hear evidence and representations by interested parties.

OTHER INFORMATION

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal Rules govern these proceedings.

Written and oral communication with the Tribunal may be in English or in French.

In order to observe and understand production processes, the Tribunal, accompanied by its staff, may conduct plant visits.

At the end of these proceedings, the Tribunal will issue a decision supported by a summary of the case, a summary of the arguments and an analysis of the case. The decision will be posted on its Web site and distributed to the parties and interested persons, as well as to organizations and persons that have registered to receive decisions of the Tribunal.

INQUIRY SCHEDULE

March 29, 2018 - Distribution of notice of commencement of inquiry and schedule
Questionnaires available on Tribunal’s Web site

April 12, 2018 - Notices of participation and representation, declarations and undertakings

April 19, 2018 - Replies to all questionnaires

May 17, 2018 - Distribution of Tribunal exhibits, including the investigation report

To be determined - Investigation report teleconference (if required)

May 17 to 25, 2018 - Requests for information (RFIs)

May 24, 2018, by noon - Requests for product exclusions

May 25, 2018, by noon - Cases of parties supporting a finding of injury

May 28, 2018 - Objections to RFIs

May 31, 2018 - Tribunal decisions on RFIs

June 1, 2018, by noon - Responses to requests for product exclusions

June 5, 2018, by noon - Cases of parties opposing a finding of injury

June 11, 2018, by noon - Replies to RFIs

June 11, 2018, by noon - Replies to responses to requests for product exclusions

June 12, 2018, by noon - Reply submissions of parties supporting a finding of injury

June 25, 2018 - Public hearing

July 26, 2018 - Finding issued

August 10, 2018 - Statement of reasons issued

 

Case Number(s)

NQ-2017-005

Attachment(s)

nq2r005_e.pdf (60.84 KB)

Status

Publication Date

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Modification Date

Thursday, March 29, 2018