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August 27, 2018

Canada Moves Forward With Cold Rolled Steel Inquiry

Last Thursday, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announced that it had initiated an inquiry “to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of cold-reduced flat-rolled sheet products of carbon steel originating in or exported from” China, South Korea, and Vietnam “have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury.”

The inquiry comes after the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made preliminary determinations on the matter and, as American Metal Market (AMM, subscription required) reported, will start assessing duties on these products on Aug. 23. The CITT will make its ruling by Dec. 21, 2018.

AMMreminded readers the CITT also is still reviewing dumping duties on hot-rolled carbon steel plate from China and high-strength alloy steel plate from Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Romania, South Korea, and the Ukraine.