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Public Hearings

Unless otherwise indicated, all public hearings are held by videoconference. Members of the public who wish to attend a public videoconference or teleconference hearing are requested to contact the Registry no later than two business days prior to the start of the hearing. They will subsequently receive a Cisco Webex Meeting invitation or dial-in information by email.

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Appeals

Appeal Date of Hearing Goods in Issue Issue
AP-2018-048
Michael Kors (Canada) Holdings Ltd.
December 9, 2020 (videoconference) 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-2019-045
A.S.P. Management Inc. (d.b.a. PCT Vinyl Group)
December 17, 2020 Rug liners (Product U54X30) and grocery shelf liners (Product RSL3X60-10048X) Whether the goods in issue are properly classified as “floor coverings of polymers of vinyl chloride, in rolls” of tariff item No. 3918.10.90 and as “other articles of plastic” of tariff item No. 3926.90.99, as determined by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency, or should be classified as “other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics” of tariff item No. 3921.12.00, as claimed by A.S.P. Management Inc. (d.b.a. PCT Vinyl Group).
AP-2019-021
Scentsy Canada Enterprises ULC
February 4, 2021 (in-person) 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.

Dumping and Subsidizing

Injury Inquiry No. Date of Hearing Product Definition
NQ-2020-001
Heavy Plate
January 2021 (TBD)

Dumping of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high‑strength low-alloy steel plate not further manufactured than hot-rolled, heat-treated or not, in cut lengths, in widths greater than 72 inches (+/‑ 1,829 mm) to 152 inches (+/‑ 3,860 mm) inclusive, and thicknesses from 0.375 inches (+/‑ 9.525 mm) up to and including 4.5 inches (+/‑ 114.3 mm) (with all dimensions being plus or minus allowable tolerances contained in the applicable standards), originating in or exported from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Turkey, but excluding:

  • plate in coil form,
  • plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface (also known as floor plate), and
  • plate originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea which is covered by the Tribunal’s finding in Inquiry No. NQ-2013-005.
NQ-2020-002
Decorative and Other Non-structural Plywood
Date TBD

Dumping and subsidizing of decorative and other non‑structural plywood, whether or not surface coated or covered, and veneer core platforms for the production of decorative and other non‑structural plywood, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China. Decorative and other non-structural plywood is defined as a flat, multilayered plywood or other veneered panel, consisting of two or more layers or plies of wood veneers and a core, with the face and/or back veneer made of wood. The veneers, along with the core are glued or otherwise bonded together. Decorative and other non-structural plywood include products that meet the American National Standard for Hardwood and Decorative Plywood, ANSI/HPVA HP-1-2016 (including any revisions to that standard), but exclude:

  1. Structural plywood that is manufactured to meet U.S. Products Standard PS 1-09, PS 2-09, or PS 2‑10 for Structural Plywood (including any revisions to that standard or any substantially equivalent international standard intended for structural plywood), and which has both a face and a back veneer of coniferous wood;

  2. Finished plywood products for use as flooring;

  3. Plywood which has a shape or design other than a flat panel;

  4. Phenolic Film Faced Plyform (PFF), also known as Phenolic Surface Film Plywood (PSF), defined as a panel with an “Exterior” or “Exposure 1” bond classification as is defined by The Engineered Wood Association, having an opaque phenolic film layer with a weight equal to or greater than 90g/m3 permanently bonded on both the face and back veneers and an opaque, moisture resistant coating applied to the edges; and

  5. Laminated veneer lumber door and window components with (1) a maximum width of 44 millimetres, a thickness from 30 millimetres to 72 millimetres, and a length of less than 2413 millimetres, (2) water boiling point exterior adhesive, (3) a modulus of elasticity of 1,500,000 pounds per square inch or higher, (4) finger-jointed or lap-jointed core veneer with all layers oriented so that the grain is running parallel or with no more than three dispersed layers of veneer oriented with the grain running perpendicular to the other layers, and (5) top layer machined with a curved edge and one or more profile channels throughout.

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.

Procurement

Procurement Inquiry No. Date of Hearing Subject Matter of Hearing