Our people are willing and able to compete with imports that are fairly traded in compliance with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Antidumping Agreement and Canadian law," Shoemaker said. "The fact that our complaint is strongly supported by a Montreal windshield manufacturer, Lamiver Inc., demonstrates that dumped Chinese windshields are an industrywide problem."
The CCRA and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) will proceed with their investigations to determine the degree of dumping and injury to the Canadian industry. The investigation process typically takes about seven months and will conclude with a CITT injury hearing where interested parties can present their case. If dumping is found to cause injury to the Canadian industry, the imported Chinese windshields will be subject to an antidumping duty.
PPG Canada, which is headquartered in Toronto, is a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries, a global supplier of coatings, glass, fiber glass and chemicals. Sales were US$8.6 billion in 2000.