Canada launches fourth exclusion inquiry on imported steel products

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has issued a notification on the launching of inquiry for exclusion requests concerning imports of a number of imported steel products originated from some countries, including Vietnam.

According to the Trade Remedies Authority under the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, the inquiry targets exporters of steel plate and stainless steel wire subject to anti-subsidy tariff following an anti-dumping investigation launched by Canada in 2018.

In the period between May 13 to October 24, 2021, tariff rate quotas (TRQ) volumes available will be 54,699 tonnes of heavy steel plate and 1,532 tonnes of stainless steel wire. During this time, the surtax on over-quota imports will decrease to 10% for heavy steel plate and 5% for stainless steel wire.

This is the fourth time that the CITT has launched an exclusion inquiry on the case.

The tribunal has uploaded forms for exclusion requests and ideas of relevant parties on its website. Businesses can also appeal the opinions of Canadian domestic producers.

The Trade Remedies Authority asked steel producers and exporters to discuss with their Canadian partners and submit their ideas to the authority by June 13.

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