Wind Towers: Measures in Force – Dumping and Subsidizing (China)

On December 5, 2023, the CBSA modified and rereleased their article on Wind Towers from China: Measures in Force (SIMA: Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) regarding Measures in Force code (MIF code): WT.

The article provides information on measures in force regarding wind towers, specifically those related to dumping and subsidizing by China. It includes the product definition, exclusion, investigation information, tariff classification numbers, duty liability, disclosure of normal values and amounts of subsidy, and information required on customs documents.

This information will be of interest to individuals involved in the importation and trade of wind towers, particularly those originating from or exported to China. The most pertinent points include duty liability rates and the information required on customs documents for importation.

Key Takeaways

  • Subject goods are normally classified under the following tariff classification number: 7308.20.00.00. However, they can also be imported under the following tariff number, in particular if they are imported with other wind turbine components, such as the nacelle or rotors: 8502.31.00.00
  • Please note that these tariff classification numbers may apply to goods that are not subject to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) measures, may change because of amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, or the subject goods may be imported under tariff classification numbers that are not listed. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.
  • Exclusion
    • The Canadian International Trade Tribunal excludes from its findings the above-mentioned goods imported for installation in energy projects located west of the Ontario-Manitoba border.
    • Anti-dumping duties: For importations of subject goods originating in or exported from China for which the exporter has not been issued specific normal values, the anti-dumping duty is equal to 159.3% of the export price.
    • Countervailing duties: For importations of subject goods originating in or exported from China for which the exporter has not been issued a specific amount of subsidy, the countervailing duty is equal to 101,292.73 CNY per section.

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