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November 8, 2017
Steel import monitoring program extended for three more years
The Federal Government issued an order to continue the import monitoring of carbon and specialty steel products for a three-year period to November 1, 2020. As a result, imports of carbon steel and specialty steel products will continue to be monitored without interruption.
Canada has had a program to monitor steel imports since 1986. The program was renewed in 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017.
The elimination of import monitoring would remove an important source of information used extensively by steel producers to track prices, volumes, and origins of steel imports. The program aims to provide stakeholders with accurate and timely statistics on imports of steel into Canada.
General import permits have been established for the monitored items, General Import Permit 80 (Carbon Steel) and General Import Permit 81 (Specialty Steel). The import documentation for each shipment of carbon and specialty steel products must state that it is being imported under the authority of General Import Permit No. 80 or 81. This requirement applies to all steel products with Harmonized System headings: 7206-7302, 7304-7306, 7308, 7312-13 and 7317.
Link: Notice to Importers SER 907 Item 80 - Carbon Steel and Item 81 - Specialty Steel
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