CERTAIN FASTENERS

CERTAIN FASTENERS
Interim Review No. RD-2016-003

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NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF INTERIM REVIEW

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) hereby gives notice that, pursuant to subsection 76.01(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), it has initiated an interim review of its order made on January 5, 2015, in Expiry Review No. RR-2014-001, continuing, with amendment, its order made on January 6, 2010, in Expiry Review No. RR-2009-001, continuing, with amendment, its findings made on January 7, 2005, in Inquiry No. NQ-2004-005, concerning the dumping of certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Taipei and the subsidizing of such products originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, excluding the products described in the orders and findings cited above (see Appendix).

On September 1, 2016, the Tribunal received a request from O’Berry Enterprises Inc. for an interim review of the order excluding the following product:

Square drive wood screws, scored so that upper portion of the screw and head can be easily snapped off, 3” or 3.5” in length, of a #8 or #9 diameter, threaded in part with 8 threads per inch and in part with 9 threads per inch, with the remainder unthread, and covered in a Gleitmo 615 lubricant coating (or equivalent coating).

On September 9, 2016, the Tribunal informed all parties to Expiry Review No. RR-2014-001 that it had received the request for interim review from O’Berry Enterprises Inc., that the Tribunal had determined that the request was properly documented, and that the parties could make representations to the Tribunal concerning whether the request warranted commencing an interim review.

On September 26, 2016, Leland Industries Inc., Spaenaur Inc., and Visqué Inc. filed submissions on the request for interim review.

On October 5, 2016, O’Berry Enterprises Inc. filed reply submissions.

The Tribunal has examined the request and submissions, and has decided that an interim review limited to the exclusion request by O’Berry Enterprises Inc. is warranted.

Each person or government wishing to participate in the interim review must file a notice of participation with the Tribunal on or before noon on March 6, 2017. Each counsel who intends to represent a party in the interim review must file a notice of representation, as well as a declaration and undertaking, with the Tribunal on or before noon on March 6, 2017.

Please note that the Tribunal will consider, in determining whether to grant the exclusion request, all submissions that have already been filed by parties and/or their counsel. While parties and counsel are welcome to file additional submissions regarding new evidence or arguments, they need not make additional submissions that merely repeat or restate the points they have already raised.

On March 10, 2017, the Tribunal will distribute the public information to all parties that have filed notices of participation and the confidential information to counsel who have filed a declaration and undertaking with the Tribunal.

In accordance with paragraph 25(c) of the Rules, the Tribunal will conduct the interim review by way of written submissions. Interested parties are invited to file written submissions with the Tribunal no later than noon on March 24, 2017. Each person or government that files a submission in response to the notice of commencement of interim review will be given an opportunity to respond in writing to the representations of other persons or governments. Persons or governments wishing to respond to the submissions must do so no later than noon on April 10, 2017. All submissions must be filed with the Tribunal in 3 copies.

Submissions should be based exclusively on public information. However, relevant confidential information may be filed, if necessary, along with a comprehensive public summary or public edited version of the confidential information. Confidential submissions will be made available to counsel who have filed the relevant declarations and undertakings.

Parties are required to serve each other. Public submissions are to be served on counsel and those parties who are not represented by counsel. Confidential submissions are to be served only on counsel who have access to the confidential record and who have filed an Undertaking with the Tribunal. This information will be included in the List of Participants which will be distributed to counsel and parties no later than noon on March 7, 2017. Submissions are to be served in accordance with the directions below:

  1. Submissions that contain information that is confidential to your company/government or your client may be served by electronic means provided you are willing to accept the associated risks.
  2. Submissions that contain third-party confidential information, meaning confidential information belonging to a company/government that is not your own or that is not represented by you must be served by courier. Service must be effected so that the said submissions arrive on the stated due dates as set out above.

Please note that proof of service must be filed with the Tribunal at the same time as the required copies are served on the Tribunal. Please see the Tribunal’s Guideline on the Designation, Protection, Use and Transmission of Confidential Information found at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca/en/Confidentiality_guidelines_e for additional information.

Written submissions, correspondence and requests for information regarding this notice should be addressed to the Registrar, Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, 15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), 613-990-2439 (fax), citt-tcce@tribunal.gc.ca (e-mail).

Parties and the public may file documents electronically with the Tribunal through its Secure E‑filing Service at www.citt-tcce.gc.ca/apps/index_e.asp. The information is fully encrypted from the sender to the Tribunal.

Parties must still file paper copies in the required number as instructed. The electronic version and the hard-copy version must be identical. In case of discrepancies, the hard-copy version will be considered the original.

At the end of these proceedings, the Tribunal will issue a decision supported by a summary of the case, a summary of the arguments and an analysis of the case. The decision will be posted on its Web site and distributed to the parties and interested persons, as well as to organizations and persons that have registered to receive decisions of the Tribunal.

Written and oral communication with the Tribunal may be in English or in French.

Dated at Ottawa, Ontario
this 17th day of February 2017

 

APPENDIX

PRODUCTS EXCLUDED FROM THE FINDING FOR CARBON STEEL SCREWS
IN INQUIRY NO. NQ-2004-005, THE ORDER IN EXPIRY REVIEW NO. RR-2009-001
AND THE ORDER IN EXPIRY REVIEW NO. RR-2014-001

All carbon steel screws that are listed under List A1 are specifically excluded.

LIST A1

  • Acoustic lag screws (Tire-fond anti-acoustiques)
  • Aster screws (Vis Aster)
  • Chicago screws (Vis « Chicago » [pour reliures])
  • Collated screws (Vis sur bande)
  • Connector screws (kd) (Vis de connexion [démontables])
  • Decor screws (Vis de décoration)
  • Drawer handle screws (Vis de poignée de tiroir)
  • Drive spikes RR (Crampons torsadés CF)
  • Euro screws (Eurovis)
  • Hex socket cap screws (Vis creuses à tête hexagonale)
  • Instrument screws (Vis d’instrument)
  • Knurled head screws (Vis à tête moletée)
  • Machine screws with wings (Vis mécaniques à oreilles)
  • Optical screws (Vis d’optométrie)
  • Screw spikes RR (Tire-fond CF)
  • Security screws (Vis de fixation)
  • Self-clinching studs (Goujons autoriveurs)
  • Socket cap screws (Vis filetées sous tête, à tête creuse)
  • Socket set screws (Vis de réglage à tête creuse)
  • Square-head set screws (Vis de réglage à tête carrée)
  • Thumb screws (Vis de serrage)
  • U-drive screws (Vis de type U)
  • Wing screws (Vis à oreilles)
  • Screws imported under tariff item Nos. 9952.00.00, 9964.00.00, 9969.00.00, 9972.00.00 and 9973.00.00 for use in the manufacture of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft and three-wheeled motorcycles (Vis importées dans les numéros tarifaires 9952.00.00, 9964.00.00, 9969.00.00, 9972.00.00 et 9973.00.00 devant servir dans la fabrication de motoneiges, de véhicules tout-terrain, de motomarines et de motocyclettes à trois roues)
  • R4™ screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent numbers 2 267 572 and 2 198 832 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet the ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES) “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis R4MC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés aux numéros de brevet canadiens 2 267 572 et 2 198 832 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • RSS™ rugged structural screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent numbers 2 267 572 and 2 140 472 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet the ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis de construction durables RSSMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés aux numéros de brevet canadiens 2 267 572 et 2 140 472 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • MSS™ zip tip metal siding screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent numbers 2 267 572 and 2 478 635 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet the ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis à pointe zip tip pour bardage en métal MSSMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés aux numéros de brevet canadiens 2 267 572 et 2 478 635 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • MSS™ drill tip metal siding screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent numbers 2 267 572 and 2 478 635 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet the ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis à pointe perçante pour bardage en métal MSSMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés aux numéros de brevet canadiens 2 267 572 et 2 478 635 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • Pan™ head screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis à tête PanMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés au numéro de brevet canadien 2 267 572 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • Cabinet™ screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis CabinetMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés au numéro de brevet canadien 2 267 572 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • FIN/Trim™ head screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis à tête FIN/TrimMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés au numéro de brevet canadien 2 267 572 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • White FIN/Trim™ head screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis à tête White FIN/TrimMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés au numéro de brevet canadien 2 267 572 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • RT Composite™ Trim™ head screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis à tête RT CompositeMC TrimMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés au numéro de brevet canadien 2 267 572 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • White RT Composite™ Trim™ head screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis à tête White RT CompositeMC TrimMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés au numéro de brevet canadien 2 267 572 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • Vinyl Window™ screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis Vinyl WindowMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés au numéro de brevet canadien 2 267 572 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • Caliburn™ concrete screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis pour béton CaliburnMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés au numéro de brevet canadien 2 267 572 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • Kameleon™ composite deck screws marketed by GRK Canada Limited which have the features and characteristics described in Canadian patent number 2 267 572 and a Climatek™ coating which is certified to meet ICC-ES “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257); or equivalent (Vis pour terrasses en matériaux composites KameleonMC commercialisées par GRK Canada Limited, ayant les caractéristiques et éléments énoncés au numéro de brevet canadien 2 267 572 et un enduit ClimatekMC, celui-ci respectant les exigences de la norme “Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion-resistant Fasteners and Evaluation of Corrosion Effects of Wood Treatment Chemicals” (AC257) du ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES); ou l’équivalent)
  • Sharp-pointed drywall screws with diameters ranging from #6 to #7, lengths ranging from 0.4375 in. to 2.25 in., with a coarse, fine or high-low thread, with a bugle, flat, pan, truss or wafer head, with a Phillips driver and a black phosphate or standard zinc finish (Vis pointue à cloison sèche dont le diamètre varie de #6 à #7 et la longueur de 0.4375 po à 2.25 po, ayant un filet normal, fin ou « haut-bas » (high-low), une tête Phillips évasée, plate, cylindrique bombée, bombée ou mince, et un enduit de phosphate noir ou de zinc standard)
  • Self-drilling drywall screws with diameters ranging from #6 to #7, lengths ranging from 0.4375 in. to 2.25 in., with a fine thread, with a bugle, flat, flat truss, pan, pancake, truss or wafer head, with a Phillips driver and a black phosphate or standard zinc finish (Vis autoperceuses à cloison sèche dont le diamètre varie de #6 à #7 et la longueur de 0.4375 po à 2.25 po, ayant un filet fin, une tête Phillips évasée, plate, plate bombée, cylindrique bombée, « galette », bombée ou mince, et un enduit de phosphate noir ou de zinc standard)
  • TOPLoc™ or Splitstop™ composite decking fasteners for exclusive use in conjunction with TimberTech® composite material decking systems (Pièces d’attache pour terrasses en matériaux composites TOPLocMC ou SplitstopMC devant être utilisées exclusivement avec les systèmes de terrasses en matériaux composites TimberTechMD)
  • Titen HD™ (THD) heavy-duty carbon steel screw anchors for concrete, manufactured for and imported by Simpson Strong-Tie, bearing Canadian trademark number TMA614622 and Canadian patent number CA2349358, with diameters of between 0.25 in. (1/4 in.) and 0.375 in. (3/8 in.), inclusive (i.e. between 6.35 mm and 9.525 mm, inclusive), and lengths of between 1.25 in. and 8.00 in., inclusive (i.e. between 31.75 mm and 203.2 mm, inclusive), tested or assessed in accordance with one or more of: ASTM E488 (“Standard Test Methods for Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements”); AC106 (“Acceptance Criteria for Predrilled Fasteners (Screw Anchors) in Masonry Elements”); AC193 (“Acceptance Criteria for Mechanical Anchors in Concrete Elements”); or ACI 355.2/ACI 355.2R (“Qualification of Post-Installed Mechanical Anchors in Concrete”) as amended or replaced from time to time (Vis d’ancrage en acier au carbone robuste Titen HDMC (THD) pour le béton, fabriquées pour Simpson Strong-Tie et importées par celle-ci, portant le numéro d’enregistrement de marque de commerce canadien TMA614622 et le numéro de brevet canadien CA2349358, dont le diamètre varie de 0,25 po (1/4 de po) à 0,375 po (3/8 po), inclusivement (6,35 mm à 9,525 mm, inclusivement), et la longueur de 1,25 po à 8,00 po, inclusivement (31,75 mm à 203,2 mm, inclusivement), testées ou évaluées selon l’une ou plusieurs des normes suivantes : ASTM E488 (« Standard Test Methods for Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements »), AC106 (« Acceptance Criteria for Predrilled Fasteners (Screw Anchors) in Masonry Elements »), AC193 (« Acceptance Criteria for Mechanical Anchors in Concrete Elements ») ou ACI 355.2/ACI 355.2R (« Qualification of Post‑Installed Mechanical Anchors in Concrete »), telles que modifiées ou remplacées de temps à autre)
  • All carbon steel screws that are not within the parameters of List A2 are also excluded.
  • LIST A2

 

Imperial

Metric

 

Diameter

Length

Diameter

Length

Wood Screws
(Vis à bois)

#4 - #24

3/8 - 8 in.

M3 - M10

10 mm - 200 mm

Square and Hex Lag Screws
(Tire-fond à tête carrée et à tête hexagonale)

#14 - #24

3/4 - 4 in.

M6 - M10

20 mm - 100 mm

Sheet Metal/Tapping Screws
(Vis à tôle/
autotaraudeuses
)

#4 - #24

3/8 - 8 in.

M3 - M10

10 mm - 200 mm

Thread Forming Screws
(Vis formant le filet)

#4 - #24

3/8 - 3 in.

M3 - M10

10 mm - 75 mm

Thread Cutting Screws
(Vis taillant le filet)

#4 - #24

3/8 - 3 in.

M3 - M10

10 mm - 75 mm

Thread Rolling Screws
(Vis roulant le filet)

#4 - #24

3/8 - 3 in.

M3 - M10

10 mm - 75 mm

Self-drilling Tapping Screws
(Vis pour le filetage par roulage)

#4 - #24

3/8 - 3 in.

M3 - M10

10 mm - 75 mm

Machine Screws
(Vis mécaniques)

#4 - 3/8 in.

3/8 - 8 in.

M3 - M10

10 mm - 200 mm

Flange Screws
(Vis d’accouplement)

1/4 - 5/8 in.

3/8 - 4 in.

M6 - M16

10 mm - 100 mm

 

Case Number(s)

RD-2016-003

Attachment(s)

rd2q003_e.pdf (100.55 KB)

Status

Publication Date

Friday, February 17, 2017

Modification Date

Friday, February 17, 2017