February 26, 2024

Canadian Steel Importers Now Need To Report Melt And Pour Origin Information

The Government of Canada has announced new measures to improve transparency in the collection and publication of data related to steel imports.

“Canada is implementing a predictable and transparent process for collecting melt and pour information, which will bring more reliability and resiliency to the North American steel supply chain,” Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade, and Economic Development Mary Ng said. “This is yet another step Team Canada is taking to support good jobs and strengthen our North American competitiveness.”

Beginning November 5, 2024, steel importers will be required to report “country of melt and pour” information to the Canada Border Services Agency when completing their customs declarations under Canada’s Steel Import Monitoring Program. The United States is the only other country in the world that collects country of melt and pour information for steel imports.

Global Affairs Canada will analyze this data and publish reports on steel import trends.

As part of a phased-in approach, starting immediately, steel importers have the option to begin reporting data regarding the country where raw steel was first produced. The Canadian Steel Producers Association praised the announcement.

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