On 29 October 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published a Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation (FAS-2019-ER) concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain carbon steel fasteners (including different types of screws that are usually classified under tariff subheadings 7318.11, 7318.12, 7318.14, and 7318.15) imported into Canada from the People’s Republic of China (China) and the dumping of such goods from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei).

The initiation of the CBSA’s investigation follows one day after the Canadian International Trade Tribunal initiated its expiry review of the anti-dumping and countervailing measures that are currently in force with respect to the subject goods. These measures have been in place since January 2005 (see NQ-2004-005 and NQ-2004-005R) and have been extended in two previous expiry review proceedings (see RR-2009-001 and RR-2014-001).

The schedule of the CBSA’s investigation and the listing of exhibits have been posted online. Questionnaire responses must be filed by 5th December, and the record will close on 18th December. Interested parties may filed case briefs by 12 noon on 7th January 2020.