On September 9, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) advised that they have initiated an inquiry to determine whether the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Republic of India (India) and the Russian Federation (Russia) have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury.
The subject goods are described as hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate not further manufactured than hot-rolled, heat-treated or not, in cut lengths, in widths from 24 inches (+/‑ 610 mm) to 152 inches (+/‑ 3,860 mm) inclusive, and thicknesses from 0.187 inches (+/- 4.75 mm) up to and including 3.0 inches (76.2 mm) (with all dimensions being plus or minus allowable tolerances contained in the applicable standards), but excluding plate for use in the manufacture of pipe and tube (also known as skelp), plate in coil form, plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface (also known as floor plate).
For greater certainty, hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate include steel plate which contains alloys greater than required by recognized industry standards provided that the steel does not meet recognized industry standards for an alloy-grade steel plate.
Any firm wishing to participate in the inquiry must file a notice of participation with the Tribunal no later than September 23, 2015. Written submissions, correspondence and requests for information regarding this notice should be addressed to:
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West
More information can be found on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s website.