The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on May 25 that it is conducting an investigation into its imports of cold-rolled steel in coils or cut lengths originating in China, the Republic of Korea (RoK), and Vietnam.
The CBSA will coordinate with the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) to examine whether these products have received unfair subsidies and/or are dumping prices in the Canadian market.
The materials to be investigated will include all cold-rolled steel which originated in or was exported from Vietnam, China, and the RoK, materials that are commonly used in the production and manufacture of a range of goods including household appliances, drums, tubing, furniture, and strapping. These investigations do not cover cold-rolled steel used for automobile production.
Earlier, CBSA conducted an anti-dumping investigation into some steel tubing products from China on May 18.
Canada currently imposes 99 special import measures on a series of industrial and consumer products, ranging from steel products to refined sugar, as part of their measures to protect domestic jobs and the Canadian economy. Last year, the country’s steel industry generated jobs for more than 23,000 workers and contributed 4.2 billion CAD (more than US$3.2 billion) to its economy.VOV