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the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods) imposing surtax on certain products originating in the United States are repealed.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…

UPDATE: Provisional Safeguard surtaxes on certain steel products

Further to our initial alert on this matter (Provisional Safeguard Measures), what are known as “tariff rate quota” (TRQ) permits will be required on those steel goods subject to the 25% safeguard measure. Once quotas or TRQ volumes have been met, the 25% safeguard surtax will be imposed. Importers will be well-advised to periodically monitor…

U.S. Increases Section 232 Duties on Steel Products from Turkey

Further to a presidential proclamation, U.S. Customs has confirmed that additional Section 232 duties will apply to imports of certain steel products from Turkey. The Section 232 duty rate for these products will increase from 25% to 50% for all applicable articles entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 12:01 AM August…

Corrosion-Resistant Steel Sheet

Notice of Initiation of Investigation The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation, on July 26, 2018, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea. The investigation follows a complaint filed by ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. The complaint is…