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Ottawa, Ontario, October 21, 2014

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued a report highlighting the impact of Canadian anti-dumping and countervailing measures on domestic shipments, investments, employment and imports from 1989 to 2013.

As of December 31, 2013, there were 48 anti-dumping and countervailing measures in place. They affected $7.7 billion in Canadian shipments, $0.5 billion in investments, and nearly 22,000 jobs in the domestic industries directly benefitting from the measures. In addition, the measures affected $1.2 billion in imports.

While the number of Canadian anti-dumping and countervailing measures has decreased by approximately 63 percent from 1989 to 2013, the importance of each measure in terms of its impact on Canadian shipments, investments, jobs and imports has increased. From 1989 to 2013, the average impact per measure on shipments, jobs and imports has increased by approximately 493 percent, 215 percent and 317 percent, respectively. While, from 1995 to 2013, the average impact per measure on investments has increased by approximately 80 percent.

The full report can be viewed at

The Tribunal is an independent quasi-judicial body that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance. It hears cases on dumped and subsidized imports, safeguard complaints, complaints about federal government procurement and appeals of customs and excise tax rulings. When requested by the federal government, the Tribunal also provides advice on other economic, trade and tariff matters.

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Randolph W. Heggart
Acting Secretary

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