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Final Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods to be reduced.

Customs Notice 19-08 – Final Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods

The rates for surtax applied to imports into Canada of  heavy plate and stainless steel wire where a shipment specific import permit HAS NOT been obtained will change effective MAY 13 2020.

Shipment specific import permits are issued by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and must be obtained and presented to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the time of release.

For Heavy Plate, effective May 13, 2020, the rate will decrease from 20% to 15%
For Stainless Steel Wire, effective May 13, 2020, the rate will decrease from 25% to 15%

This is in keeping with World Trade Organization obligations to progressively liberalize such measures at regular intervals during the period of application.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the  Canadian Regulatory Team at





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