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October 19, 2018
Tribunal starts safeguard inquiry on imports of certain steel goods
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has begun its inquiry to determine whether final safeguards on imports of certain steel goods are warranted and, if so, to recommend appropriate remedies. Provisional safeguards will come into force on October 25 and remain place for 200 days pending the CITT findings and recommendations.
The Tribunal was directed by the Minister of Finance to inquire into and report on the importation of the following seven classes of goods: (1) energy tubular; (2) heavy plate; (3) hot-rolled sheet; (4) pre-painted steel; (5) concrete reinforcing bar; (6) wire rod; and (7) stainless steel wire.
The purpose of this inquiry is to determine whether any of the above-mentioned goods are being imported into Canada in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to be a principal cause of serious injury or threat thereof to Canadian producers of like or directly competitive goods.
Imports from the United States, Israel and other CIFTA beneficiaries, Chile and Mexico (with the exception of energy tubular and wire rod classes of goods) are excluded from the Tribunal's inquiry.
Each person or government wishing to make submissions to the Tribunal must file a Notice of Participation with the Tribunal on or before October 29, 2018.
For full details including description of goods and deadlines see: Inquiry No. GC-2018-001.
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