Alert for furniture retailers and importers: Combat major anti-dumping duties coming in May 2021 - Retail Council of Canada
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Alert for furniture retailers and importers: Combat major anti-dumping duties coming in May 2021

April 13, 2021

As of May 5, 2021, retailers and importers will be forced to pay provisional anti-dumping tariffs estimated at 53.58% for motion and leather furniture from China and 40.18% rates for products from Vietnam (with regular duty and GST on top of that total amount).

Unless we prove to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) that the charges brought by Palliser Furniture are groundless, the industry will face import duties for a minimum of 5 years, possibly at even higher rates. Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has been building a coalition to represent the interests of our furniture retailers/importers and several key retailers have agreed to participate in the full proceedings. These retailers will be representing all of us and are assuming substantial costs to defend and represent you. The legal firm of Bennett Jones, specialists in International Trade and Anti-Dumping cases, is representing our coalition.

To help fight against these new duties, RCC needs your help to continue this effort on your behalf. Anyone who buys MOTION FURNITURE, or ANY TYPE OF LEATHER UPHOLSTERY made in China or Vietnam and WISHES TO CONTINUE DOING SO should consider making a minimum contribution to help the coalition. Contact Diane J. Brisebois, President & CEO at Retail Council of Canada ( for information on how you can participate. All contributions will be kept confidential.

Thank you to those who have already contributed and to those who will be helping us help you in this fight. As a contributor, you will receive updates on the case and be invited to information webinars with the legal firm on a regular basis.

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