Government of Canada Initiates SIMA Inquiry on Corrosion Resistant Steel Sheet (2)

November 19, 2019 – On November 8, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet originating in or exported from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

The investigation follows a complaint filed by ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.

Subsequently, on November 12, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it has initiated an injury inquiry to determine if the alleged dumping and subsidizing of the subject goods has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian manufacturers.

For a detailed product description of the subject goods, including exclusions, refer to the CITT Notice of Preliminary Injury Inquiry.

Corrosion Resistant Steel Sheet is usually classified under HS codes 7210.30.00.00, 7210.49.00.10, 7210.49.00.20, 7210.49.00.30, 7210.61.00.00, 7210.69.00.10, 7210.69.00.20, 7212.20.00.00, 7212.30.00.00, 7212.50.00.00, 7225.91.00.00, 7225.92.00.00 and 7226.99.00.10. However, classification numbers are for ease of reference only. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Parties wishing to participate in the preliminary injury inquiry must file a notice of participation with the CITT on or before November 21, 2019.

Written submissions & requests for information should be sent to:

The Registrar, Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal

15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7

Telephone: 613-993-3595


Additional Information on the injury inquiry including specific details and a preliminary inquiry schedule, is found in the CITT Notice of Preliminary Injury Inquiry

Questions concerning the initial CBSA investigation should be directed to the following CBSA officers:

Denis Chénier: 613-954-0032

JinHyuck Lee: 613-954-7180

More information on the investigation can be found in CBSA’s Notice of Initiation of Investigation.

A Statement of Reasons will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s website.