Government of Canada Initiates SIMA Investigation on certain Heavy Plate

June 2, 2020 – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on May 27, 2020, that it has launched an investigation under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain hot‑rolled carbon steel heavy plate and high‑strength low‑alloy steel heavy plate originating or exported from Taiwan, Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, and Turkey.

The investigation follows a complaint filed by Algoma Steel Inc.

Subsequently, on May 28, 2020, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave notice that it has initiated an injury inquiry to determine if the alleged dumping of the heavy plate has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to Canadian manufacturers.

Detailed product descriptions, as well as the applicable HS tariff classifications are provided in CBSA’s Notice of Initiation of Investigation.

Parties wishing to participate in the preliminary injury inquiry must file a notice of participation with the CITT on or before June 9, 2020.

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:

Serena Major: 613‑948‑8581

Shawn Ryan: 902‑943‑1849


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.

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