Camco Inc.

Based on a complaint filed by Camco Inc. (Camco), the largest Canadian home appliances manufacturer, on October 29, 1999, the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) initiated an investigation on November 30, 1999 into the alleged dumping of three types of appliances, namely certain sizes of refrigerators, dishwashers and dryers.

The investigation resulted in a preliminary determination of dumping issued by the Commissioner of the CCRA on April 3, 2000 against WCI Consolidated Industries, Inc. (WCI) and Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) of the United States, to the effect that Camco had provided evidence that the foregoing US manufacturers are dumping the products in question into the Canadian market. As a result of the CCRA’s finding, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal has launched an inquiry under the Special Import Measures Act to determine whether the dumping by Whirlpool and WCI has caused or threatens to cause injury to Camco’s production of the appliances in question. The hearings before the Tribunal will begin in Ottawa on June 26, 2000.

The legal team for Camco consists of Riyaz Dattu, John W. Boscariol and Alejandra C. Flah, of McCarthy Tétrault’s Trade Law Group in Toronto. Whirlpool is represented by Michael Flavell, Q.C., Geoffrey Kubrick, Christopher Kent and Yasir Naqvi of Flavell Kubrick. WCI is being represented by Richard Gottlieb and Darrel Pearson of Gottlieb & Pearson.


Darrel H. Pearson Richard S. Gottlieb Riyaz Dattu C.J. Michael Flavell John W. Boscariol Geoffrey C. Kubrick Yasir A. Naqvi


Gottlieb & Associates McCarthy Tétrault LLP