Interested parties


Interested parties include: (i) an exporter or foreign producer or the importer of a product subject to investigation, or a trade or business association a majority of the members of which are producers, exporters or importers of such product; (ii) the government of the exporting Member; and (iii) a producer of the like product in the importing Member or a trade and business association a majority of the members of which produce the like product in the territory of the importing Member.



The procedural action by which a WTO Member formally commences an anti-dumping investigation

Expiry review


Any definitive anti dumping duty shall be terminated on a date not later than five years from its imposition (or from the date of the most recent review under paragraph 2 if that review has covered both dumping and injury, or under this paragraph), unless the authorities determine, in a review initiated before that date on their own initiative or upon a duly substantiated request made by or on behalf of the domestic industry within a reasonable period of time prior to that date, that the expiry of the duty would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury. Also called sunset review.



A product is to be considered as being dumped, i.e. introduced into the commerce of another country at less than its normal value, if the export price of the product exported from one country to another is less than the comparable price, in the ordinary course of trade, for the like product when destined for consumption in the exporting country.

De minimis dumping


The margin of dumping shall be considered to be de minimis if this margin is less than 2 per cent, expressed as a percentage of the export price.



Canada Border Services Agency. The CBSA implements the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) inlcuding accepting complaints and determining whether injury is occurring.

Composed of representatives from each of the WTO Members. The Committee shall meets not less than twice a year and otherwise as envisaged by relevant provisions of this Agreement at the request of any Member.



See application.