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January 28, 2019

Canada Sets Duties On Some Steel Products

AsAmerican Metal Market (subscription required) reported last week, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) set final duties on imports of carbon steel welded pipe and on corrosion-resistant steel sheet imports from some countries.

Regarding coated sheet, the CBSA set:

  • Duties ranging from 3.6-53.3 percent on Chinese imports;
  • Duties ranging from 3.2-33.2 percent on imports from Taiwan;
  • Duties totaling 40 percent for imports from India; and
  • Duties ranging from 9-40 percent on South Korean imports.

These margins haven’t been imposed yet since the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) must first rule on whether those imports injured Canada’s domestic mills. The CITT will make its final ruling by Feb. 21. Regarding welded pipe, the CBSA set:

  • Duties totaling 66.8 percent on imports from Pakistan;
  • Duties ranging from 18.1-66.8 percent on imports from the Philippines;
  • Duties ranging from 3.3-45.8 percent on imports from Turkey; and
  • Duties ranging from 3-54.2 percent on imports from Vietnam.

These new dumping margins will apply to standard, piling, sprinkler and fencing pipe, but the CITT still has to make its final ruling on this issue as well and should do so by Feb. 15, 2019.