Just last week I was looking into buying a couple kitchen sinks for updating my kitchen. I was working with a US company called Zigsby’s Kitchen out of Charlotte NC. I currently being in Canada would have to of course pay the shipping to have my products shipped but even with the shipping this company beat all of competitors here in Ontario. Well, after speaking with the company multiple times they informed me about some new anti-dumping laws in Canada.
Basically they told me that on January 25th, 2012 the Canadian border control decided to implement a provisional tax on a majority of stainless steel sinks coming from China. What many of us don’t know is that almost all stainless steel sinks in the US and Canada (even those made by the big name brands) are made in China. Unfortunately for me that means a 75% tariff on the sinks I was about to purchase. The customer service representative said that because of these new tariffs “hand made” sinks from China will begin to gain popularity because they do not carry the same tariff.