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Anti-Dumping Duties

The following is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website.

Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate – Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation

On October 3, 2017, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an expiry review concerning the dumping of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry review investigation to determine whether the expiry of the order is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping of the subject goods.  he CBSA will make a determination no later than March 2, 2018, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by March 16, 2018.

The subject goods are hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy plate not further manufactured than hot-rolled, heat-treated or not, in cut lengths, in widths from 24 inches (+/- 610 mm) to 152 inches (+/- 3,860 mm) inclusive, and thicknesses from 0.187 inches (+/ 4.75 mm) to 4.0 inches (+/- 101.6 mm) inclusive, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, but excluding plate for use in the manufacture of pipe and tube (also known as skelp); plate in coil form; plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface (also known as floor plate); and plate produced to ASTM specifications A515 and A516M/A516, grade 70, in thicknesses greater than 3.125 inches (+/- 79.3 mm) originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

 

Silicon Metal – Notice of Final Decisions

On October 3, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) terminated the dumping investigation in respect of certain silicon metal exported to Canada from the Federative Republic of Brazil (Brazil) by Rima Industrial S.A., as the goods were not dumped, and from the Kingdom of Norway (Norway) by Elkem AS (Elkem), as the margin of dumping was insignificant.  The CBSA also terminated the subsidy investigation in respect of certain silicon metal exported to Canada from the Kingdom of Thailand (Thailand) by Sica New Materials (Thailand) Co., Inc. (Sica), and certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Thailand by all other exporters, as the amounts of subsidy were insignificant.

On the same day, the CBSA, made final determinations of dumping in respect of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan), Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos), Malaysia, and Thailand, and subsidizing in respect of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Norway concerning exporters for which the dumping and/or subsidy investigation has not been terminated.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) is continuing its inquiry into the question of injury to the domestic industry and will make an order or finding by November 2, 2017.

Provisional duties will continue to apply on imports of subject goods originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand until the date of the CITT’s order or finding.  However, the provisional duties relating to the dumping of goods by Elkem, the subsidization of goods by Sica, and the subsidization of goods originating in or exported from Thailand by all other exporters will no longer apply, and the provisional duty paid or security posted will be returned.

 

Carbon Steel Welded Pipe – Conclusion of Review of Final Determination

On September 29, 2017 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) continued the final determination of dumping regarding certain carbon steel welded pipe originating in or exported to Canada from Chinese Taipei with the following amendments: the CBSA terminated the dumping investigation regarding certain carbon steel welded pipe exported to Canada from Chinese Taipei by Chung Hung Steel Corporation and Shin Yang Steel Co. Ltd.; and revised the margins of dumping for subject goods originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei by “all other exporters”.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) is continuing its review into the question of injury to the domestic industry and will make a decision by December 8, 2017.

As a result of the CBSA’s decision to terminate the dumping investigation regarding certain carbon steel welded pipe exported to Canada from Chinese Taipei by Chung Hung Steel Corporation and Shin Yang Steel Co. Ltd., imports of subject goods from these exporters are no longer subject to anti-dumping duty.

If the CITT reaffirms its threat of injury finding, certain carbon steel welded pipe originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei will continue to be subject to anti-dumping duty.

If the CITT replaces its injury finding with a negative finding, all proceedings will be terminated. In such circumstances, imports will no longer be subject to anti-dumping duty.