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Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods

The following is available i n its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website

CBSA has amended Customs Notice 18-17 to make reference to the Order Amending the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods SOR/2019-35, which came into force on February 2, 2019.

As a result of the Amending Order, Global Affairs Canada has published Notice to Importers No. 936, which supersedes No. 911.

The full text of the Amending Order, as well as a new Mexico Steel Goods Remission Order, will be published on February 20, 2019.

Last, Finance Canada has consolidated on their website the information related to measures for steel and aluminum businesses.

CN 18-17, Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods

Revised on February 4, 2019

Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods:
Heavy plate
Concrete reinforcing bar
Energy tubular products
Hot-rolled sheet
Pre-painted steel
Stainless steel wire
Wire rod

1. This notice provides information on the implementation of the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (the Order), which came into force October 25, 2018.

2. The Order was subsequently amended through the Order Amending the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods SOR/2019-35, which came into force on February 2, 2019.

3. The Order and Amending Order are collectively referred to as the Order throughout this Customs Notice which reflects both orders.

4. The Order applies to certain steel goods (goods) imported from all countries except for the exclusions listed below:

a) goods originating in Canada.
b) goods originating in and imported from the U.S., Chile, and Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary.
c) goods, specifically heavy plate, concrete reinforcing bar, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel and stainless steel wire, originating in and imported from Mexico.
d) goods originating in and imported from developing countries which are beneficiaries to the General Preferential Tariff (GPT) with one exception: concrete reinforcing bar originating in and imported from Vietnam are not exempt. A list of GPT beneficiaries is included in Appendix A.

Note: For goods to be eligible for the exclusions identified above, with the exception of goods of Canadian origin, they must both originate in and be imported from the same country.

5. Importers of goods that were in transit to Canada before October 25, 2018 (i.e., began their physical journey to Canada) can claim remission of the provisional safeguard surtaxes payable at the time of importation, or claim remission if the surtax has already been paid, by citing special authority number 18-1610 in field 26 of their B3-3 Canada Customs Coding Form or Form B2, Canada Customs – Adjustment Request respectively. For further details, please see the Corrections, Re-Determinations, and Refunds section of this Customs Notice.

6. The origin of the goods is determined in accordance with the rules of origin set out in the Determination of Country of Origin for the Purposes of Marking Goods (NAFTA Countries) Regulations or the Determination of Country of Origin for the Purpose of Marking Goods (Non-NAFTA Countries) Regulations, as the case may be.