Canadian Customs to levy tariffs on Nycomed

January 19, 2000

The Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency has decided to assess duties on Nycomed Amersham Imaging’s Omnipaque and Visipaque, according to Nycomed Amersham Canada. The move came after Mallinckrodt Medical alleged in June that Oakville, Ontario-based

The Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency has decided to assess duties on Nycomed Amersham Imaging’s Omnipaque and Visipaque, according to Nycomed Amersham Canada. The move came after Mallinckrodt Medical alleged in June that Oakville, Ontario-based Nycomed Amersham Canada was dumping its products on the Canadian market. On Nov. 15, the Canadian commissioner of customs and revenue extended the period of investigation for the charges, and on Dec. 31, made a preliminary determination that dumping had occurred. Nycomed Amersham Canada plans to contest the decision before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, according to Jean-Pierre Huot, general manager. The tribunal will hold hearings on the case in March, Huot said.