In March 1993, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade issued a study entitled U.S. Trade Remedy Law: A Ten Year Experience. Produced by the Department’s U.S. Trade Relations Division, it reviewed Canada’s experience with the full range of U.S. trade remedy laws in the 1980s. The following study, while limited in scope to U.S. anti-dumping, countervailing duty and safeguard investigations, is intended to update and expand on the information regarding Canada’s experience with U.S. trade remedy laws as provided in the 1993 study. In contrast with its predecessor, the study includes more detailed information on U.S. anti-dumping and safeguard investigations involving imports from Canada, including discussion of some of the key issues raised in those investigations. It also includes a discussion of the role that the Government of Canada played in the investigations. In addition, there is an updated review of the U.S. countervailing duty investigations involving Canada. In view of the constraints of time, resources and frequent staff changes first within the U.S. Trade Relations Division and then in the Trade Remedies Division, this study may not be entirely comprehensive. Regardless, the intent is to provide as much information as possible in the hope that it will be as useful a reference document as the original 1993 study. My thanks to Guy Boileau, Dean Dalke, Eli Feldman, Kimberley O’Reilly, Patrick Thornton, and Chris Wallace for their contributions to this project.
Trade Remedies Division