Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation

RR-2015-002: Hot-rolled carbon steel sheet

On December 8, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), initiated an expiry review of its order made on August 15, 2011, in Expiry Review No. RR-2010-001, continuing its order made on August 16, 2006, in Expiry Review No. RR-2005-002, continuing its finding made on August 17, 2001, in Inquiry No. NQ‑2001-001, concerning the dumping of flat hot-rolled carbon and alloy steel sheet and strip, originating in or exported from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China (China), Chinese Taipei, India and Ukraine, and the subsidizing of such products originating in or exported from India.

As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today initiated an investigation to determine, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of SIMA, whether the expiry of the order 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 April 6, 2016, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by April 21, 2016.

The subject goods are described as flat hot-rolled carbon and alloy steel sheet and strip, including secondary or non‑prime material, in various widths from 0.75 in. (19 mm) and wider, and (a) for product in coil form, in thicknesses from 0.054 in. to 0.625 in. (1.37 mm to 15.875 mm) inclusive, and (b) for product that is cut to length, in thicknesses from 0.054 in. up to but not including 0.187 in. (1.37 mm up to but not including 4.75 mm), excluding (i) flat-rolled stainless steel sheet and strip and (ii) flat hot-rolled, cut‑to‑length alloy steel products containing no less than 11.5 percent manganese, in thicknesses from 0.12 in. to 0.19 in. (3 mm to 4.75 mm), originating in or exported from Brazil, China, Chinese Taipei, India and Ukraine.

The goods subject to this product definition are normally imported into Canada under the following harmonized system classification numbers:

  • 7208.25.00.10
  • 7208.26.00.10
  • 7208.27.00.10
  • 7208.36.00.10
  • 7208.37.00.10
  • 7208.38.00.10
  • 7208.52.00.10
  • 7208.39.00.10
  • 7208.53.00.10
  • 7208.54.00.10
  • 7208.90.00.00
  • 7211.19.00.90
  • 7226.91.00.10
  • 7208.26.00.20
  • 7208.27.00.20
  • 7208.36.00.20
  • 7208.37.00.20
  • 7208.38.00.20
  • 7208.39.00.20
  • 7208.53.00.20
  • 7208.54.00.20
  • 7211.13.00.00
  • 7211.90.00.90
  • 7226.91.00.90
  • 7208.25.00.30
  • 7208.26.00.30
  • 7208.27.00.30
  • 7208.36.00.30
  • 7208.37.00.30
  • 7208.38.00.30
  • 7208.39.00.30
  • 7208.53.00.30
  • 7208.54.00.30
  • 7211.14.00.90
  • 7225.99.00.00
  • 7208.25.00.40
  • 7208.26.00.40
  • 7208.27.00.40
  • 7208.36.00.40
  • 7208.37.00.40
  • 7208.38.00.40
  • 7208.39.00.40
  • 7208.53.00.40
  • 7208.54.00.40
  • 7211.19.00.10
  • 7226.20.00.00

This listing of HS codes is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

As part of its expiry review investigation, the CBSA forwarded questionnaires to Canadian producers, importers, exporters and to the Government of India. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters who have not received a letter from the CBSA who wish to provide a response to the questionnaire are advised to contact the officer identified below. Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA's office in Ottawa by January 15, 2016.

Detailed schedule for the investigation

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

  • Mail:

    • SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit
      Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate
      Canada Border Services Agency
      100 Metcalfe Street, 11th Floor
      Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L8
      CANADA
  • Officers' names and contact information:

    • Andrew Manera
      613-946-2052
  • Fax:

    • 613-948-4844
  • E-mail:

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