PLA3 2017 ER
Certain Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate
Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation

Ottawa, October 4, 2017

On October 3, 2017, 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 January 8, 2013, in Expiry review No. RR 2012 001, concerning the dumping of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today initiated an expiry review 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 of the subject goods. The CBSA will make a determination no later than March 2, 2018, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by March 16, 2018.

The subject goods are hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy plate not further manufactured than hot-rolled, heat-treated or not, in cut lengths, in widths from 24 inches (+/- 610 mm) to 152 inches (+/- 3,860 mm) inclusive, and thicknesses from 0.187 inches (+/ 4.75 mm) to 4.0 inches (+/- 101.6 mm) inclusive, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, but excluding plate for use in the manufacture of pipe and tube (also known as skelp); plate in coil form; plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface (also known as floor plate); and plate produced to ASTM specifications A515 and A516M/A516, grade 70, in thicknesses greater than 3.125 inches (+/- 79.3 mm) originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

The subject goods are normally imported into Canada under the following Harmonized System (HS) tariff classification numbers:

From January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016

As of January 1, 2017

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 China. 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 November 9, 2017.

A detailed schedule for the investigation is available at:

Questions relating to the expiry review should be addressed to:

  • Marie-Josée Charette: 613-954-7399


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