US manufacturers accused of dumping 54-inch gypsum boards, distorting the Western Canada market.
Records show drywall manufacturer has not been required to repay at least $35 million.
Construction firms complained the tariffs were hampering efforts to recover from last year’s wildfire.
Canada’s trade tribunal has called to replace duties with permanent variable duties on any imports that fall below a floor price.
US-made product has injured the Canadian industry; floor price with permanent variable duties established.
Canadian International Trade Tribunal to rule on whether to make duties of up to 276% on US drywall imports permanent.
Ottawa moves up review of dumping duties after complaints of high prices.
Federal drywall tariff in Western Canada raises costs.
Other defendants shielded because they’re Chinese government agencies.
April 28 hearing will determine damages to up to 4,000 homes built or repaired with drywall made by Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd.
Chemicals in the drywall stank and sometimes corroded pipes and wiring.
US Courts’ claims that gases released by the drywall corroded metals and caused major appliances to fail.