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Appeals

Appeal Date of Hearing Goods in Issue Issue
AP-2019-021
Scentsy Canada Enterprises ULC
Postponed, date TBD Various scented household products and small appliances Whether the sales between Scentsy Canada Enterprises ULC and Scentsy Inc. constitute valid sales for export in accordance with subsection 48(1) of the Customs Act and the Valuation for Duty Regulations; whether the appellant has a permanent establishment in Canada and can therefore be considered a “purchaser in Canada” in accordance with the Valuation for Duty Regulations; and, alternatively, if the appellant is a purchaser in Canada, should the price paid or payable for the goods be adjusted by including all payments made by the appellant to the vendor.
AP-2019-027
Coalision Inc.
Postponed, date TBD N/A Whether the payments made by Coalision Inc. to acquire excess material form part of the “price paid or payable” for the goods imported by Coalision Inc. in calculating their value for duty.
AP-2018-048
Michael Kors (Canada) Holdings Ltd.
Postponed, date TBD Tote Bags Whether the goods in issue are properly classified under tariff item Nos. 4202.21.00 and 4202.22.90 as “handbags”, as determined by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency, or should be classified under tariff item Nos. 4202.92.90 and 4202.91.90 as other containers, as claimed by Michael Kors (Canada) Holdings Ltd.
AP-2018-044
AMD Medicom Inc.
October 15, 2020 Nitrile examination gloves Whether the goods in issue are properly classified under tariff item No. 4015.19.90 as “other gloves”, as determined by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency, or should be classified under tariff item No. 4015.19.10 as “protective gloves to be employed with protective suits in a noxious atmosphere”, as claimed by AMD Medicom Inc.
AP-2018-054
Osiris Inc.
October 30, 2020 Dream Away Calming Weighted Blankets Whether the goods in issue can qualify for duty relief provided by tariff item No. 9979.00.00 as “goods specifically designed to assist persons with disabilities in alleviating the effects of those disabilities, and articles and materials for use in such goods”, as claimed by Osiris Inc.

Dumping and Subsidizing

Injury Inquiry No. Date of Hearing Product Definition
Expiry Review No. Date of Hearing Product Definition
RR-2020-001
Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates
January 18, 2021 Dumping and subsidizing of photovoltaic modules and laminates consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, including laminates shipped or packaged with other components of photovoltaic modules, and thin-film photovoltaic products produced from amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS), originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, excluding modules, laminates or thin-film products with a power output not exceeding 100W, and also excluding modules, laminates or thin-film products incorporated into electrical goods where the function of the electrical goods is other than power generation and these electrical goods consume the electricity generated by the photovoltaic product (the subject goods). In accordance with the Tribunal’s finding in Inquiry No. NQ-2014-003, the product definition also excludes 195W monocrystalline photovoltaic modules made of 72 monocrystalline cells, each cell being no more than 5 inches in width and height.
NQ-2019-002
Corrosion-resistant Steel Sheet
October 23, 2020 Dumping and subsidizing of certain corrosion-resistant flat-rolled steel sheet products of carbon steel sheet originating in or exported from the Republic of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (the subject goods).

Procurement

Procurement Inquiry No. Date of Hearing Subject Matter of Hearing