CBSA Issues Upholstered Domestic Seating Dumping and Subsidizing Determination

Posted by Kristin Hayes
Blog originally posted on 03/06/2021 08:00 AM

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The cost of importing upholstered domestic seating just increased significantly with provisional tariffs of up to 295.5%.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made a determination of dumping of upholstered domestic seating from China and Vietnam. Shipments released on or after May 5th, 2021, are affected. 

This decision was made after an investigation into a written complaint filed by a Canadian producer of like goods.

The goods are normally classified under the following tariff classifications:

9401.40.00.00 – Seats that convert into beds

9401.61.10.10 – Chairs – domestic, wood, upholstered

9401.61.10.90 – Other seating - domestic wood, upholstered

9401.71.10.10 - Chairs – domestic, metal, upholstered

9401.71.10.90 – Other seating – domestic, metal, upholstered

Importers of these items may have already received notification of the decision in the attached letter.

You can find the rates of the provisional duties in the official notification.

What can you do?

  • Understand how this impacts your company
  • Review your HTS classifications and countries of origin to ensure they are correct.
  • Source these products from countries outside of China and Vietnam, as the tariffs are only applicable to these countries.

Tradewin can analyze your import data to identify your exposure and liability. Tradewin has already assisted clients in mitigating this duty until CBSA’s final decision.

More to come as the CBSA continues the investigation. The final decision will be made by August 3rd, 2021.

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Topics: Asia, North America

Blog originally posted on 03/06/2021 08:00 AM

Kristin Hayes

Written by Kristin Hayes

Kristin joined Tradewin in April 2013 as a skilled senior consultant with over 30 years of experience in international trade and customs-related matters. Kristin’s technical background includes expertise in Trade Preference Program compliance, classification, duty recovery, Customs audits, and compliance program development and implementation. She passed the Qualifying Examination under the Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations in 1995 and has since maintained her CCS (Customs Certified Specialist) designation.