Inquiries (section 42)

Inquiry No. NQ-2011-002

Order issued
Friday, March 2, 2012


IN THE MATTER of an inquiry, pursuant to section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act, respecting 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.


WHEREAS the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) is required, pursuant to section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act, to make inquiry as to whether the dumping and subsidizing of the aforementioned goods have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry;

AND WHEREAS, based upon information available to the Tribunal, it appears that Bristol Sinks (Bristol) is an importer of the goods that are the subject of the Tribunal’s inquiry;

AND WHEREAS Bristol has not provided information requested by the Tribunal in its questionnaire;

AND WHEREAS the Tribunal considers such information to be relevant and important to the conduct of its inquiry;

AND WHEREAS, pursuant to subsection 17(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, the Tribunal has, as regards the production and inspection of documents, the enforcement of its orders and other matters necessary or proper for the due exercise of its jurisdiction, all such powers, rights and privileges as are vested in a superior court of record;

UPON the Tribunal’s own motion;

AND UPON being satisfied that Bristol has or is likely to have information in its possession or control relevant to the Tribunal’s inquiry;


1. A duly authorized representative of Bristol shall make and deliver to the Tribunal a written return of information under oath or solemn affirmation in fulfilment of the information requirements listed in the attached schedule.

2. Unless Bristol attends before the Tribunal by 12:00 p.m. on March 6, 2012, and satisfies the Tribunal that this order should not have been issued or that the required information cannot reasonably be provided, the required information is to be received no later than close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on March 6, 2012, at the office of the Secretary of the Tribunal at the following address:

The Secretary
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
Standard Life Centre
333 Laurier Avenue West
15th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G7

3. The information provided by Bristol in fulfilment of the information requirements listed in the attached schedule may be designated as confidential by Bristol in accordance with sections 43 to 49 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act.

Serge Fréchette
Serge Fréchette
Presiding Member

Pasquale Michaele Saroli
Pasquale Michaele Saroli

Jason W. Downey
Jason W. Downey

Dominique Laporte
Dominique Laporte


You are requested to complete the public portion of the Importers’ Questionnaire, and Schedules I and II of the Importers’ Questionnaire.

The Importers’ Questionnaire can be downloaded from the Tribunal’s Web site at

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Publication Date

Monday, March 12, 2012

Modification Date

Monday, March 12, 2012