New country of melt and pour requirement on imports of certain steel products beginning November 2024   

The following broadcast message from Global Affairs Canada:

As of February 21, 2024, importers using the Single Window Integrated Import Declaration now have the option to provide “country of melt and pour” (COM) information to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) when completing their customs declarations.

Country of melt and pour refers to the country where raw steel was first produced in a liquid state and then poured into its first solid shape. This information is usually available on a mill test certificate. Collection of this data is intended to provide greater supply chain transparency and a more comprehensive picture of the origins of imported steel goods.

This is the first part of a phased approach to collecting import data regarding country of melt and pour. The optional provision of country of melt and pour will provide importers and brokers with sufficient time to transition and implement any necessary technical changes prior to the start of phase two. The CBSA has communicated directly with its Trade Chain Partners to provide specific technical details and requirements.

Following forthcoming regulatory changes later this year, the second phase will be implemented on November 5, 2024. This phase will require steel importers to use the Single Window Integrated Import Declaration and report COM information to the CBSA for all applicable steel imports as a condition of using the General Import Permits No. 80 and 81.

Stakeholders will have further opportunity to provide their views. Proposed regulations will be published in Part I of the Canada Gazette for open consultation later this year. Further updates will be added to the steel website as they become available. Stakeholders are encouraged to participate by reviewing and commenting on the proposed regulations when they are available.

Public reports containing aggregate data on COM will be published on the steel import monitoring reports webpage after the full implementation of COM collection.

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