SIMA –Final Decisions Respecting Certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate

On December 7, 2015, pursuant to paragraph 41(1)(a) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made a final determination of dumping in respect of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from the Republic of India (India) and the Russian Federation (Russia) and made a final determination of subsidizing in respect of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from India.

On the same date, pursuant to paragraph 41(1)(b) of SIMA, the CBSA terminated the subsidy investigation in respect of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Russia.

The goods in question are usually classified under the following Harmonized System (HS) classification numbers:

  • 7208.51.00.10
  • 7208.51.00.94
  • 7208.52.00.92
  • 7208.51.00.91
  • 7208.51.00.95
  • 7208.52.00.93
  • 7208.51.00.92
  • 7208.52.00.10
  • 7208.52.00.94
  • 7208.51.00.93
  • 7208.52.00.91
  • 7208.52.00.95

Note that this listing of HS classification numbers is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) is continuing its inquiry into the question of injury to the domestic industry and will make a finding by January 6, 2016.

Provisional duties related to the subsidization of goods from Russia will no longer apply, and the provisional duty paid or security posted will be returned. All other provisional duties will continue to apply on imports of subject goods from India and Russia until the date of the CITT's order or finding.

Additional information about these investigations is contained in a Statement of Reasons, which will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s Web site: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi.

Investigations Contact:

Robert Wright
613-954-1643

Matthew Lerette
613-954-7398

Paul Pomnikow
613-948-7809

Email: simaregistry-depotlmsi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

MARGINS OF DUMPING AND AMOUNTS OF SUBSIDY
BY EXPORTER
Exporter Margin of Dumping (% of export price) Amount of Subsidy
India    
Steel Authority of India Limited 98.1% 7,844*
Jindal Steel and Power Limited 98.1% 7,844*
All Other Exporters 98.1% 7,844*
Russia    
Severstal 15.3% N/A
All Other Exporters 98.1% N/A

* Amount in Indian rupees

NOTE:

The margins of dumping reported in the above table are the margins determined by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for purposes of the final determination of dumping. These margins do not reflect the amount of anti-dumping duty to be levied on future importations of dumped goods. In the event of an injury finding by the CITT, normal values and amounts of subsidy have been provided to the exporters that provided sufficient information for future shipments to Canada and these normal values and amounts of subsidy would come into effect the day after an injury finding. Information regarding normal values and amounts of subsidy should be obtained from the exporter. Imports from exporters that did not provide complete information to the CBSA during the dumping investigation and who are not listed in the above table will be subject to the all other exporters anti-dumping duty rate of 98.1%, expressed as a percentage of the export price, pursuant to a ministerial specification.

Imports from exporters located in India that did not provide complete information to the CBSA during the subsidy investigation and who are not listed in the above table will also be subject to a countervailing duty rate of 7,844 Indian rupees per metric tonne, pursuant to a ministerial specification.

Please check the SIMA Self-Assessment Guide for more detailed information explaining how to determine the amount of SIMA duties owing.

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