On December 9, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) rules, initiated an expiry review of its finding from a Jan 9, 2015, inquiry of dumping of hot-rolled deformed steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar). This included rebars in straight lengths or coils, in various diameters up to and including 56.4 millimeters, in various finishes, excluding plain round bar and fabricated rebar products, originating or exported from China, South Korea, and Turkey, and the subsidizing of these goods originating or exported from China.
As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated an expiry review investigation to determine, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of SIMA, whether the expiry of the 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 7, 2020, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by May 22, 2020.
The subject goods are defined as:
“Certain hot-rolled deformed steel concrete reinforcing bar in straight lengths or coils, commonly identified as rebar, in various diameters up to and including 56.4 millimeters, in various finishes, excluding plain round bar and fabricated rebar products, originating or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey”.
The subject goods are usually classified under the following 10-digit tariff classification numbers:
These classification numbers may apply to goods which are not subject to SIMA measures, may change because of amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, or the subject goods may be imported under classification numbers that are not listed. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.
As part of its investigation, the CBSA forwarded questionnaires to Canadian producers, importers, exporters/foreign producers and to the Government of China. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters/foreign producers who have not received a letter from the CBSA who wish to provide a response to the questionnaire are advised to contact the officers identified below. Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA’s office in Ottawa by January 16, 2020.
A detailed schedule for the investigation is available at: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/er-rre/menu-eng.html.