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Ref. : EIC 191/3/7/1

15 February 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 191/2018

Canada : Antidumping and Countervailing Actions against Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from the Mainland of China: Final Determinations

Further to Commercial Information Circular No. 1021/2017 dated 17 November 2017 regarding the Canadian authorities' preliminary determinations of anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) investigations against certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) originating in or exported from, among others, the Mainland of China, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on 14 February 2018 the final determinations of dumping and subsidizing.  The weighted-average dumping margins are found to be 30.6%, whereas the amount of subsidy per metric tonne is RMB 537 (equivalent to 8.7% of export price).  Provisional duties will continue to apply until the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announces its final determination on injury to the domestic industry by 16 March 2018.  Where the CITT determines an injury, the CBSA will impose final AD and CVD duties on imports of the subject goods for the next five years.  In the case of no injury found, all the proceedings will be terminated and the provisional duties will be returned. 

2.CBSA's announcement of the final determinations of dumping and subsidizing is available at Additional information about this investigation will be contained in a Statement of Reasons which will be available within 15 days from the date of the final determinations on CBSA's website at


3.For traders involved in the export of the subject product produced in Guangdong, please contact Yue Yang, Director of Trade Remedy Division under the Guangdong Department of Commerce at 8620 3881 9083. The Division is responsible for, among others, guiding and coordinating enterprises in Guangdong Province in responding to AD investigations against products of the Province.

4.For enquiries about the content of this circular, please contact Mr Lewis LAU at telephone number 2398 5405. 

Yours faithfully,

(Jasper LAM)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

Note: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.