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Appeals

Appeal Date of Hearing Goods in Issue Issue
AP-2019-023 Date to be determined Various models of goods divided into the following 20 types of goods: brackets, CO2 regulator kits, crop clips, dehumidifiers, grow tents, hand shears, lamp and reflector kits, lamp socket assemblies, LED lamps, light bulbs, light fixtures, neoprene inserts, pump replacement shafts and impellers, reflectors, T5 light fixtures, temperature controllers, thermometers, digital timers, mechanical timers and vaporizers. The first issue is whether 4 of the 20 types of goods in issue are properly classified under the tariff items determined by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency, or should be classified under different tariff items, as claimed by Hawthorne Canada Ltd. and SLS Runout Holdings ULC. The President of the Canada Border Services Agency and Hawthorne Canada Ltd. and SLS Runout Holdings ULC have indicated that they now agree on the tariff classification of the other 16 types of goods in issue. The second issue is whether 12 of the 20 types of goods in issue are entitled to the benefit of tariff item No. 9903.00.00 as articles that enter into the cost of manufacture or repair of “[a]gricultural or horticultural machinery for soil preparation or cultivation” or “[a]gricultural or horticultural machines of heading 84.36”, as claimed by Hawthorne Canada Ltd. and SLS Runout Holdings ULC.
AP-2020-028 September 1, 2021 Clothing, footwear, handbags, and accessories imported by G-III Apparel Canada ULC. The issue concerns the value for duty of the goods imported into Canada between February 2014 and October 2017.
AP-2020-025 September 2, 2021 Various brands of coconut milk and coconut cream. The three brands under appeal are Aroy-d Coconut Milk and Cream, Real Thai Coconut Milk and Savoy Coconut Cream. Whether the goods in issue are properly classified as “[f]ruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included” under tariff item No. 2008.19.90.90, as determined by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency, or should be classified as “[f]ruit juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter” under tariff item No. 2009.89.10.90, as claimed by Thai Indochine Trading Inc. The President of the Canada Border Services Agency has requested that its previous decision to classify the goods in issue under tariff item No. 2008.19.90.90 be set aside, and that the goods should instead be classified as “[f]ood preparations not elsewhere specified or included” under tariff item No. 2106.90.99.

Dumping and Subsidizing

Injury Inquiry No. Date of Hearing Product Definition
NQ-2021-001 July 27, 2021

Chrome cast iron grinding media in spherical (“ball”) or ovoid shape, with a diameter of 12.7 millimetres (½ inch) to and including 76.2 millimetres (3 inches) within tolerances of 5 percent (5%), with an alloy composition of 10 percent or more (≥ 10% of total mass) chromium (“Cr”) content and produced through the casting method, originating in or exported from the Republic of India.


NQ-2021-002 August 3, 2021

Upholstered seating for domestic purposes originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, whether motion (including reclining, swivel and other motion features) or stationary, whether upholstered with a covering of leather (either full or partial), fabric (including leather substitutes) or both, including, but not limited to seating such as sofas, chairs, loveseats, sofa beds, day beds, futons, ottomans, stools and home theatre seating.


RR-2020-004 November 1st, 2021

Carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, welded or seamless, having an outside diameter from 2.375 inches (60.3 mm) up to and including 24 inches (609.6 mm).


RR-2020-005 November 22, 2021

Carbon steel bar grating and alloy steel bar grating consisting of load-bearing pieces and cross pieces, produced as standard grating or heavy duty grating, in panel form, whether galvanized, painted, coated, clad or plated, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.


RR-2021-001 March 2022 (Date to be confirmed)

Flat hot-rolled carbon and alloy steel sheet and strip, including secondary or non-prime material, in various widths from 0.75 in. (19 mm) and wider, and (a) for product in coil form, in thicknesses from 0.054 in. to 0.625 in. (1.37 mm to 15.875 mm) inclusive, and (b) for product that is cut to length, in thicknesses from 0.054 in. up to but not including 0.187 in. (1.37 mm up to but not including 4.75 mm), excluding (i) flat-rolled stainless steel sheet and strip and (ii) flat hot-rolled, cut-to-length alloy steel products containing no less than 11.5 percent manganese, in thicknesses from 0.12 in. to 0.19 in. (3 mm to 4.75 mm), originating in or exported from Brazil, China, Ukraine and India.


Procurement

Procurement Inquiry No. Date of Hearing Subject Matter of Hearing