On March 2, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued an expiry review decision pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) regarding the dumping of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China).

Today’s report completes an expiry review investigation of a January 8, 2013 finding by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) that certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate poses a risk to the domestic Canadian industry. The finding was supported by evidence submitted by domestic producers and importers of the subject goods, including Essar Steel Algoma Inc., Evraz Inc. NA Canada, and SSAB Central Inc. The CBSA has determined that the expiry of the finding will likely result in the continuation or resumption of dumping of such products originating in or exported from China.

The CBSA will issue a Statement of Reasons within 15 days providing further details.

The CITT will undertake an inquiry to assess whether the expiry of its 2013 findings is likely to result in injury to the Canadian industry, with a decision set to be released no later than August 9, 2018.