Certain Stainless Steel Sinks Originating In or Exported From the People's Republic of China
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This memorandum refers to the application of anti-dumping and countervailing duty in accordance with section 3 of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) to importations of certain stainless steel sinks originating in or exported from the People's Republic of China. These duties are applied as a result of the findings of injury by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (Tribunal).
1. The subject goods are defined as:
“Stainless steel sinks with a single drawn bowl having a volume between 1,600 and 5,000 cubic inches (26,219.30 and 81,935.32 cubic centimetres) or with multiple drawn bowls having a combined volume between 2,200 and 6,800 cubic inches (36,051.54 and 111,432.04 cubic centimetres), excluding sinks fabricated by hand, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.”
Stainless steel sinks with a single drawn bowl or double drawn bowls and a 1 1/4-inch by 3/4-inch (32 millimetres by 19 millimetres) cast-resin matrix rim that replaces a stainless steel rim, for undermount seamless installation in countertops.
2. For purposes of the definition of the subject goods, volume is calculated as the product of the length, width and depth of the bowl, regardless of the taper and radius of the bowl, where length and width are measured from front to back and left to right of the bowl rim and where depth is measured from the bowl rim to the bottom of the sink at the point closest to the drain.
3. The subject goods may be supplied with seals, strainer or strainer sets, mounting clips, fasteners, sound-deadening pads, cut-out templates, and additional accessories such as rinsing baskets and bottom grids.
4. Stainless steel sinks are commonly used in residential and non-residential installations including in kitchens, bathrooms, utility and laundry rooms. Stainless steel sinks sold in Canada are required to be manufactured in accordance with ASME A112.l9.3-2008/CSA B45.4.08. Stainless steel sinks are available in a variety of shapes and configurations. They may have single or multiple bowls, and may be undermount, top mount, or designed as work tops.
5. Stainless steel sinks are generally made from grades 301, 304 and 316 cold-rolled stainless steel sheet that is 16, 18 or 20 gauge. The subject goods may be made of additional stainless steel grades and thinner or thicker gauges.
6. As per the product definition, sinks fabricated by hand are excluded. “Sinks fabricated by hand” refers to the process by which sinkware is formed by hand. The sink stock is notched and folded, and sides are then welded and hand-polished to form a box-like shape. Hand-fabricated sinks may also be referred to as handcrafted or handmade sinks.
7. The dates of the proceedings and findings concerning this case are:
|Initiation of Investigations||October 27, 2011|
|Preliminary Determinations||January 25, 2012|
|Final Determinations||April 24, 2012|
|Canadian International Trade Tribunal Findings||May 24, 2012|
8. The subject goods are usually classified under the following 10-digit Harmonized System classification number:
9. The subject goods are also known to be imported under other 10-digit Harmonized System classification numbers, as follows:
Note: This listing of HS codes is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.
10. The liability for anti-dumping and countervailing duties results from the proceedings conducted under SIMA and from the findings of the Tribunal. Information regarding the normal value of the goods in question and the amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty payable should be obtained from the exporter. Related information may be made available to importers on a need-to-know basis in accordance with the provisions of Memorandum D14-1-2, Disclosure of Normal Values, Export Prices, and Amounts of Subsidy Established Under the Special Import Measures Act to Importers.
11. For importations of the subject goods originating in or exported from China, for which the exporter has not been issued specific normal values, the anti-dumping duty is 103.1% taken as a percent of the export price, as determined under section 24, 25 or 29 of SIMA.
12. For importations of subject goods originating in or exported from China, for which the exporter has not been issued a specific amount of subsidy, the countervailing duty is equal to 264.94 Chinese Renminbi (RMB)/unit.
|Issuing office||Anti-dumping and Countervailing Directorate Programs Branch|
|Headquarters file||4214-32, 4218-31|
|Legislative references||Special Import Measures Act, section 3|
|Superseded memoranda D||n/a|