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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-2020-025 November 30, 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.
AP-2020-028 Date to be determined 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-2020-029 Date to be determinated Philips Saeco espresso machine descaler, Product No. CA6700/47 Whether the good in issue is properly classified under tariff item No. 3402.20.90 as “other cleaning preparations put up for retail sale”, as determined by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency, or should be classified under tariff item No. 3824.90.00 (year 2016) or 3824.99.00 (years 2017–2019) as “other chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries, not elsewhere specified or included”.

Dumping and Subsidizing

Injury Inquiry No. Date of Hearing Product Definition
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.


RR-2021-002 May 24, 2022

Welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe with an outside diameter greater than 24 inches (609.6 mm), and less than or equal to 60 inches (1524 mm), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish (coated or uncoated), end finish (plain end or bevelled end), or stencilling and certification (including multiple-stencilled/multiple-certified line pipe for oil and gas transmission and other applications), originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Japan, and the subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (the subject goods).


Procurement

Procurement Inquiry No. Date of Hearing Subject Matter of Hearing