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Public Interest Inquiry - Concrete Reinforcing Bar

** The Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC (CHBA BC) supports a public consultation and has been advocating on the issue on behalf of our members. Read the full letter to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal HERE**

On January 9, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal), pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), found that the dumping of hot-rolled deformed steel concrete reinforcing bar in straight lengths or coils, commonly identified as rebar, in various diameters up to and including 56.4 millimeters, in various finishes, excluding plain round bar and fabricated rebar products, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey, and the subsidizing of the aforementioned goods originating or exported from the People’s Republic of China had not caused injury but threatened to cause injury to the domestic industry.

The Tribunal is of the opinion that there are reasonable grounds to consider that the imposition of the anti-dumping and countervailing duties, or the imposition of such duties in the full amount, in respect of the aforementioned goods, would not or might not be in the public interest. Accordingly, the Tribunal has decided to initiate a public interest inquiry, pursuant to subsection 45(1) of SIMA, in order to determine whether the imposition of such duties is in the public interest.

The Tribunal plans to publish the results of its public interest inquiry no later than September 14, 2015.

PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing relating to this public interest inquiry will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia (exact location to be determined), commencing on the 27th day of July 2015, at 9:30 a.m. The Tribunal will, in due course, provide detailed information to parties on the procedures that it will apply during the hearing.

PARTICIPATION

Each person or government wishing to participate as a party in the public interest inquiry and at the hearing must file a notice of participation with the Tribunal no later than May 19, 2015, outlining their interest in the inquiry. Each counsel who intends to represent a party in the public interest inquiry and at the hearing must file a notice of representation, as well as a declaration and confidentiality undertaking, with the Tribunal no later than May 19, 2015. Forms for filing notices of participation, notices of representation, and declarations and undertakings are found on the Tribunal’s Web site at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca/forms