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The CBSA’s investigation continues.
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:
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.
|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)|
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
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.