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Continuation of Safeguards on Heavy Plate and Stainless Steel Wire

This message is to provide you with an update that final safeguards on heavy plate and stainless steel wire will take effect on May 13, 2019, pursuant to the Order Amending the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Final Safeguards).

Customs Notice 19-08, Order Amending the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Final Safeguards), has been published to provide guidance on the application of the surtax. The following surtax rates will apply to goods imported without a shipment-specific import permit:

Global Affairs Canada has now issued Notice to Importers No. 945.  This notice includes details regarding the imposition of final safeguards on imports of heavy plate and stainless steel wire, effective May 13, 2019.

The safeguard measures are imposed in the form of tariff-rate quotas (TRQ), whereby imports exceeding the TRQ will be subject to a surtax.  The TRQ will be administered by way of shipment-specific permits issued by Global Affairs Canada. Details concerning Global Affairs Canada’s administration of the TRQ, including allocation, can be found in Notice to Importer No. 945 and CBSA Customs Notice 19-08.

If you have any questions regarding shipment-specific import permits or tariff rate quotas, please contact Global Affairs Canada by e-mail: steel-acier@international.gc.ca.