Government of Canada initiates expiry review on certain carbon steel and high-strength low-alloy steel plate

On December 27, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an expiry review of its finding of injury made on January 7, 2014, concerning the dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania.

On December 28, 2018, as a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry review investigation to determine whether the expiry of the above finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidizing of the subject goods.

The CBSA will make a determination no later than May 24, 2019, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by June 7, 2019.                   .

The subject goods are defined 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 in thicknesses from 0.187 inch (+/‑4.75 mm) to 4 inches (+/-101.6 mm), excluding plate produced to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A515 and A516M/A516 Grade 70 in thicknesses greater than 3.125 inches (+/‑79.3 mm), universal mill plate, plate for use in the manufacture of pipe and plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface (also known as floor plate).

These goods are normally imported under HS classification numbers 7208.51.00.10, 7208.51.00.91, 7208.51.00.92, 7208.51.00.93, 7208.51.00.94, 7208.51.00.95, 7208.52.00.10, 7208.52.00.91, 7208.52.00.92, 7208.52.00.93, 7208.52.00.94, 7208.52.00.95 These classification numbers are for ease of reference only. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.


As part of its expiry review investigation, the CBSA has forwarded questionnaires to Canadian producers, importers, exporters. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters who have not received a letter and wish to provide a response to the questionnaire or have additional questions concerning the expiry review are advised to contact by telephone:

Khatira Akbari: 613-952-0532

Or by e-mail to:

Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA’s office in Ottawa by February 4, 2019.

The complete CITT Notice of Expiry Review containing additional information and an expiry review schedule is available on the CITT website.

A detailed schedule for the investigation is available on the CBSA Website.

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