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…

US Surtax Remission Order

By way of background, in response to the section 232 tariffs imposed by the US on Canadian steel and aluminum products, Canada applied reciprocal surtaxes effective July 1, 2018 on certain imports of steel, aluminum and other products from the U.S. However, to protect the competitiveness of businesses affected by these countermeasures, the Government has…

Provisional safeguard measures on certain steel goods

Effective October 25, Canada is imposing an initial provisional surtax of 25% on seven categories of steel goods irrespective of origin, when the levels of imports from trading partners exceed historical norms. These measures are being put in place to protect Canadian steel workers and producers. Exemptions will be provided to certain countries such as…

Advisory alert – Canadian surtax on US origin goods – possible remission order

Retaliatory surtax remission request Through submissions to the Department of Finance, the Canadian government could potentially waive or refund recently imposed surtaxes on US-origin product. The process as well as the template to use for these submissions can be found at the following link. For additional assistance and guidance on the remission process, please do…

Canada-US Trade War – Consultation Period Ends June 15

Advisory alert Further to our trade alert (see here) issued on June 1, the Canadian trade community and potentially impacted importers have until June 15 to submit comments to the Department of Finance. As outlined in the consultative notice comments should include the following information: 1.  Canadian company/industry association name, address, telephone number, and contact…