Not about to be outdone by the Canadian countermeasures and surtaxes on steel, the United States has begun its own dispute against Canada at the WTO.
Canada is joined at the WTO by Japan, China, Thailand, the EU, Russia, India, Mexico and Norway in its dispute with the USA’s steel and aluminum tariffs.
On September 21, 2018, the CBSA initiated an investigation respecting the alleged injurious dumping of nitisinone capsules from Sweden. The investigation follows a complaint filed by Laboratoirs KABS Inc. and MendeliKABS Inc.
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 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…
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.
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.
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.