End of Steel Safeguard Tariff Rate Quotas 

The Government of Canada imposed safeguards in the form of tariff rate quotas on imports of certain heavy plate and stainless steel wire goods effective May 13, 2019. These safeguard measures will expire on October 24, 2021.  As of October 24, importers will no longer be required to apply for shipment-specific import permits to import subject goods free of the safeguard…

Bureau of Industry and Security Issues Revisions to Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusions

On December 14 the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a fourth interim final rule (IFR) which will revise aspects of the process for requesting exclusions from the Section 232 tariffs and quantitative limits on imports of steel and aluminum.  The Federal Register Notice (FRN) is available here. Those wishing to comment on the changes in this IFR must do so by February 12, 2021, information on how…

Notice of Initiation of Investigations for Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations, on November 8, 2019, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. The investigations follow a complaint filed by ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. The subject goods are usually imported under…

Repeal of the U.S. Surtax Orders for Steel and Aluminum, and for Other Goods

Effective May 19, 2019, the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum)  and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods) imposing surtax on certain products originating in the United States are repealed. Please note that importers will no longer be required to pay surtax pursuant to the above-referenced orders. A link to Customs Notice 19-09…

CITT Publishes Report on Steel Safeguards

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) published its findings and recommendations following its inquiry into safeguard measures on certain steel goods. As a result of the CITT’s findings, provisional safeguards on imports of concrete reinforcing bar, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel and wire rod will cease to apply beginning April 28, 2019. Until…