CITT Safeguard exclusions inquiry on heavy steel plate & S/S wire

January 20, 2020 – The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announced on January 15, 2020, that it will be conducting, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, an exclusions inquiring regarding certain heavy plate and stainless steel wire currently subject to safeguard measures in place from all countries except the United States, Mexico, Chile, Israel, Korea, Colombia, Honduras, Panama, Peru and all countries benefitting from the General Preferential Tariff (GPT).

Detailed descriptions of the subject goods as well as the applicable HS codes are provided for in Appendix A of the Notice of Exclusions Inquiry.

In this inquiry, the CITT will need to determine if there is at least one domestic source of supply for the said goods, or if there is a firm and commercially viable plan to produce such goods domestically. If it is determined that there is no domestic source of supply or firm and commercially viable plan to produce such goods domestically, the CITT will recommend the goods be excluded from the safeguard measures.

The CITT has posted on its Web site, forms for (1) exclusion requests and (2) responses from the domestic industry. The relevant forms must be filed with the Tribunal in accordance with the inquiry schedule included in the notice.

Correspondence and questions regarding this notice should be addressed to:

The Registrar, Canadian International Trade Tribunal Secretariat,
15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7,
Phone: 613-993-3595
Or by email:

The Tribunal must report to the Minister of Finance by March 13, 2020.

Additional information and a link to the inquiry schedule is available in the CITT Notice of Commencement of Exclusions Inquiry.

For information regarding the administration of the steel Safeguards, refer to the Notice to Importers #945.

Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.