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

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

The Latest News:

CBSA:

The CBSA’s investigation continues.

CITT:

The CITT determined that there is evidence that discloses a reasonable indication that the dumping of the subject goods has caused or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

The CBSA Investigation:

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.  The investigation follows a complaint filed by ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.

The goods in question are normally classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

  • 7210.30.00.00
  • 7210.69.00.10
  • 7212.50.00.14
  • 7210.49.00.10
  • 7210.69.00.20
  • 7225.91.00.00
  • 7210.49.00.20
  • 7212.20.00.00
  • 7225.92.00.00
  • 7210.49.00.30
  • 7212.30.00.00
  • 7226.99.00.10
  • 7210.61.00.00
  • 7212.50.00.00

The subject goods are defined in the Complaint as:

Corrosion-resistant flat-rolled steel sheet products of carbon steel including products alloyed with the following elements:

  • Boron (B) not more than 0.01%,
  • Niobium (Nb) not more than 0.100%,
  • Titanium (Ti) not more than 0.08%, or
  • Vanadium (V) not more than 0.300%

 in coils or cut lengths, in thicknesses up to 0.168 in. (4.267 mm) and widths up to 72 inch (1,828.8 mm) with all dimensions being plus or minus allowable tolerances contained in the applicable standards, chemically passivated, originating in or exported from China, Chinese Taipei, India, and Korea and excluding:

  • unpassivated corrosion-resistant steel sheet products;
  • corrosion-resistant steel sheet products for use in the manufacture of passenger automobiles, buses, trucks, ambulances or hearses or chassis therefor, or parts thereof, or accessories or parts thereof;
  • steel products for use in the manufacture of aeronautic products;
  • steel sheet that is coated or plated with tin, lead, nickel, copper, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (“terne plate”), or both chromium and chromium oxides (“tin free steel”);
  • stainless flat-rolled steel products;
  • corrosion-resistant steel sheet products that have been pre-painted or coated with organic (non-metallic) coatings, including lacquers or varnishes;
  • galvanized armouring tape, which is narrow flat steel tape of 3 in. or less, that has been coated by a final operation with zinc by either the hot-dip galvanizing or the electrogalvanizing process so that all surfaces, including the edges, are coated;
  • and tool steel.

Additional product information can be found here.

The list of potential exporters is here.

For the full list of documents filed with the CBSA so far, click here.

The Investigation Schedule:

July 26, 2018 Initiation of the CBSA’s dumping investigation
August 10, 2018 Statement of Reasons issued regarding the initiation of the investigations
August 16, 2018 Importer responses to CBSA’s Request for Information due
September 4, 2018 Exporter responses to CBSA’s Request for Information due
October 24, 2018 Preliminary Determinations or termination of the CBSA’s dumping investigation
November 8, 2018 Statement of Reasons issued (Preliminary Determinations or termination)

In the event of preliminary determinations of dumping:

October 24, 2018 Exporter and Importer ruling letters available
November 30, 2018, at noon Closing of the Record date
December 7, 2018, by noon Case Arguments due from all parties
December 14, 2018, by noon Reply Submissions due from all parties in respect of Case Arguments
January 22, 2019 Final Determinations or termination of the CBSA’s dumping and subsidy investigations
January 22, 2019 Exporter and Importer ruling letters available
February 6, 2019 Statement of Reasons issued (Final Determinations or termination)

 

Stay Tuned…

We will be providing updates on this blog on the CBSA investigation and the CITT’s preliminary injury inquiry as they become available.

John Reiterowski, DS Lawyers Canada, LLP

jreiterowski@dsavocats.ca

DS Customs & Trade team located in Paris, Brussels, Montreal, Toronto, Lima, Singapore, Vietnam, Beijing, Guangzhou, Dakar and Cotonou is at your disposal to provide you with additional information.

CONTACT US:

dscustomsdouane@dsavocats.com

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