SIMA was put in place to help Canadian producers who face unfair foreign competition within the Canadian marketplace caused through injury by the dumping and subsidizing of imported goods. To ensure a fair marketplace, CBSA applies “anti-dumping” and “countervailing” duties to products that benefit from dumping or subsidizing.
- Dumping: Dumping occurs when goods are sold to importers in Canada at prices that are lower than the selling price of comparable goods in the country of export or are sold to Canada at unprofitable prices, thereby causing potential “injury” to Canadian industries.
- Subsidizing: Subsidizing occurs when goods imported into Canada have benefited from foreign government financial assistance (i.e. grants, tax incentives, loans at preferential rates) thereby causing potential injury to Canadian industries.
- Injury: A critical factor is whether the dumped or subsidized imports are causing injury or threatening to cause injury to the Canadian industry. Injury may be shown by: lost sales, reduced prices, lost market share, decreased profits, etc.
We urge current and prospective clientele to contact us with any questions prior to the importation of these goods. Below is a link to the current measures in force enforced under SIMA.