June 4, 2018

Canada Starts Dumping Inquiry Into Steel Imports From China, Vietnam And South Korea

Last Monday, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced it has initiated a preliminary antidumping inquiry into cold-reduced flat-rolled sheet products of carbon steel (alloy and non-alloy), in coils or cut lengths, in thicknesses up to 0.142 inches (3.61 mm) and widths up to 73 inches (1854 mm), originating in or exported from China, Korea, and Vietnam.

The inquiry excludes:

  • Organic coated (including pre-paint and laminate) and metallic coated steel;
  • Steel products for use in the manufacture of passenger automobiles, buses, trucks, ambulances or hearses or chassis therefor, or parts thereof, or accessories or parts thereof;
  • Steel products for use in the manufacture of aeronautic products; d) perforated steel;
  • Stainless steel; and
  • Silicon-electrical steel; and tool steel (the subject goods).

The tribunal will conduct the inquiry through written submissions only. Any entity wishing to participate must file a notice of participation on or before June 7, 2018. Counsel who intend to represent a party must file a notice of representation as well as a declaration and undertaking on or before June 7, 2018. Parties who oppose the complaint must file no later than 12 p.m. on June 22, 2018. Complainants can make submissions in response to the submissions of parties opposed to the complaint no later than 12 p.m. on June 29, 2018.

Written submissions, correspondence, and requests for information should be addressed to the Registrar, Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, 15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7. Click here for more information.