The USMCA is the New NAFTA

After 13 months of negotiations, and much media attention, Canada, the United States and Mexico have reached a new agreement to replace NAFTA, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”).

Canada Introduces Provisional Safeguard Measures of 25% on 7 Steel Products!

Canada has announced provisional safeguard measures of 25% on 7 steel products: heavy plate, concrete reinforcing bar, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, stainless steel wire, and wire rod commencing on October 25, 2018.

Safeguard inquiry to follow…

Anti-Dumping Alert: Welded tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (Russian Federation, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

Following a compliant by the Defence Committee of the welded steel tubes Industry of the European Union, the European Union has announced the initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of welded tubes, pipes and hollow profiles of square or rectangular cross-section, of iron other than cast iron or steel other than stainless, originating in […]
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Safeguard action related to imports of certain steel products

On August 14, 2018, the Department of Finance announced the steps for the steps to prevent diversion of steel products into Canada, which will be begin with public consultations on the matter.  There is currently an invitation to submit views on the matter. Will public input matter?

Anti-Dumping Alert: Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet: Dumping (China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea)

On July 26, 2018, the CBSA initiated an investigation respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain corrosion resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea.

Expiry Review of Seamless Carbon or Alloy Steel Oil and Gas Well Casing

The CITT is conducting an expiry review of seamless carbon or alloy steel oil and gas well casing. The CBSA has determined that expiry of the previous order is likely to result in continued dumping and/or subsidizing of the goods.

Provisional safeguard measures on imports of third country steel products

July 26th, by Dimana Todorova On 26 March 2018, the European Commission opened a safeguard investigation on imports of a number of steel products into the EU. The Commission’s steel import monitoring system has provided evidence that imports of certain steel products have increased. This trend may be even stronger as access to the US […]
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CITT – Expiry Review of Carbon Steel Welded Pipe

The CITT has given notice that it will pursuant to section 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act initiate an expiry review of its order made August 19, 2013, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of carbon steel welded pipe. The CBSA is conducting its own investigation into whether dumping is likely to continue should the order expire.

Anti-Dumping Alert: Carbon Steel Welded Pipe 3: Dumping (Pakistan, Philippines, Turkey, and Vietnam)

On July 20, 2018, the CBSA initiated an investigation respecting the alleged dumping of certain carbon steel welded pipe from Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam.  The investigation follows a complaint filed by Novamerican Steel Inc. The CITT has also commenced its own preliminary injury inquiry.

DS537: Canada — Measures Governing the Sale of Wine

Canada has recently accepted requests from Argentina, Chile, the European Union, New Zealand and the United States to join in the consultations regarding the dispute launched by Australia over the measures governing the sale of wine. This is the third similar case against Canada currently ongoing at the WTO.