In antidumping injury cases in Canada, the domestic industry
often include confidential call reports in their submissions to the
Canadian International Trade Tribunal. The call reports document
conversations and meetings with importers/distributors and
customers in which the customer or distributor asks for a price
reduction or says the price offered is too high. The domestic
industry uses the call report as evidence of lost sales or price
suppression/price depression/price undercutting.
Usually the customer/distributor does not keep his/her own notes
about the telephone conversation or meeting. They are put in the
position of defending their actions and comments that they never
made. For this reason, we have prepared a Call Report precedent for
importers/distributors/customers to use when dealing with Canadian
manufacturers who might bring an antidumping case.
I have often thought it would be brilliant if the
importers/distributors/customers filed their call reports with the
Canadian International Trade Tribunal documenting the telephone
calls and meetings from the buyers perspective. It would be nice to
see the call reports in which the domestic industry says that they
do not have production capacity to manufacture the goods. It would
be nice to see the call reports when the domestic industry
communicates that they are having delivery problems or supply
problems. It would be nice to show that the information written by
the domestic industry is not correct (e.g., that the price
requested is not the same price recorded by the domestic industry).
It would be nice to see the call reports where the customer says
they already have a full inventory from the domestic producer and
cannot finance further inventory.
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