RB1 2019 ER
Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar
Notice of Expiry Review Determinations

Ottawa, May 7, 2020

On December 9, 2019, 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 finding made on January 9, 2015, in Inquiry No. NQ-2014-001, concerning the dumping of 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 in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China), the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), and the subsidizing of the aforementioned goods originating in or exported from China (subject goods).

As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, on December 10, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry review investigation (investigation) to determine 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 period of review for the CBSA’s expiry review investigation is from January 1, 2016 to September 30, 2019.

The investigation has now been completed and today the CBSA has determined, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of SIMA, that the expiry of the finding:

  1. is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China, South Korea and Turkey; and
  2. is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of subsidizing of certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China.

A Statement of Reasons that contains additional details concerning the determinations made by the CBSA will be issued within 15 days and will be posted on the CBSA’s website at: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/er-rre/menu-eng.html.

The CITT will now conduct an expiry review to determine whether the expiry of its finding is likely to result in injury to the domestic industry. The CITT has announced that it will issue its order by October 14, 2020. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties will continue to apply to the subject goods until that date.

The product definition of the subject goods is found in the attached Appendix.

Questions relating to the CBSA’s determinations should be addressed to the following officer:

  • Rob Wright: 613-954-1643

E-mail:

Annex

Product Definition

The subject goods are defined as:

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 in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey.

Exclusion:

“10-mm-diameter (10M) rebar produced to meet the requirements of CSA G30 18.09 (or equivalent standards) and coated to meet the requirements of epoxy standard ASTM A775/A 775M 04a (or equivalent standards) in lengths from 1 foot (30.48 cm) up to and including 8 feet (243.84 cm).”

Additional Product Information

For further clarity, the subject goods include all hot-rolled deformed bar, rolled from billet steel, rail steel, axle steel, low alloy-steel and other alloy steel that does not comply with the definition of stainless steel.

Uncoated rebar, sometimes referred to as black rebar, is generally used for projects in non-corrosive environments where anti-corrosion coatings are not required. On the other hand, anti-corrosion coated rebar are used in concrete projects that are subjected to corrosive environments, such as road salt. Examples of anti-corrosion coated rebar are epoxy or hot-dip galvanized rebar. The subject goods include uncoated rebar and rebar that has a coating or finish applied.

Fabricated rebar products are generally engineered using Computer Automated Design programs, and are made to the customer’s unique project requirements. The fabricated rebar products are normally finished with either a protective or corrosion-resistant coating. Rebar that is simply cut-to-length is not considered to be a fabricated rebar product excluded from the definition of subject goods.

Classification of Imports

The subject goods are usually classified under the following 10-digit tariff classification numbers:

This listing of tariff classification numbers is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

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