COR2 2019 IN: Certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet
Final determination

Ottawa, October 16, 2020

On October 16, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency terminated the dumping investigation with respect to certain corrosion‑resistant steel sheet originating in or exported from Turkey by Borçelik Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş (Borçelik), and originating in or exported from the United Arab Emirates by Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC (AGIS), as they did not have margins of dumping.

The CBSA also terminated the subsidy investigation with respect to certain corrosion‑resistant steel sheet originating in or exported from Turkey by Atakaş Çelik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş (Atakaş), Borçelik and Tatmetal Çelik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.Ş. (Tatmetal), and originating in or exported from the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam by all exporters, as there was no subsidizing or the amounts of subsidy were insignificant.

On the same day, the CBSA has made a final determination of dumping concerning certain corrosion‑resistant steel sheet originating in or exported from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, and a final determination of subsidizing with respect to certain corrosion‑resistant steel sheet originating in or exported from Turkey.

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

Note that the tariff classification numbers are 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 an order or finding by November 16, 2020.

The legislated deadlines for the final decisions respecting certain corrosion‑resistant steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, were extended by 3 months in order to alleviate pressures brought on by the COVID‑19 pandemic to interested parties, under the authority of Bill C20 and the Ministerial Order Respecting Time Limits Under the Special Import Measures Act (COVID‑19) that was signed on September 30, 2020.

Additional information about these investigations is contained in a Statement of Reasons, which will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s website.

For additional information regarding the application of provisional duties on subject goods imported into Canada, please refer to the Measures in force.

Officers’ name and contact information:

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

Margins of dumping and amounts of subsidy by exporter
Exporter Margins of dumping (expressed as a percentage of export price) Amount of subsidy (expressed as a percentage of export price) Amounts of subsidy per metric tonne
Turkey
Atakaş Çelik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş 26.1% 0.4%footnote 1 25.06 Turkish Lira
Borçelik Çelik Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş 0.0% 0.6%footnote 1 32.34 Turkish Lira
Tatmetal Celik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.Ş. 9.7% 0.5%footnote 1 20.17 Turkish Lira
All other exporters 26.1% 3.6% 200.46 Turkish Lira
United Arab Emirates
Al Ghurair Iron & Steel LLC 0.0% 0.0% -
United Iron and Steel Company LLC 11.2% 0.0% -
All other exporters 41.5% 0.0% -
Vietnam
China Steel and Nippon Steel Vietnam Joint Stock Company 4.7% 0.0% 15.62 Vietnamese Dong
Hoa Sen Group Joint Stock Company 11.0% 0.0% 78.01 Vietnamese Dong
Nam Kim Steel Joint Stock Company 2.3% 0.0% 716.10 Vietnamese Dong
Southern Steel Sheet Co., Ltd. 71.1% 0.1%footnote 1 18,528.60 Vietnamese Dong
Ton Dong A Corporation 16.2% 0.0% 8,078.07 Vietnamese Dong
All other exporters 71.1% 0.2%footnote 1 30,409.18 Vietnamese Dong
  1. Footnote 1 Pursuant to section 2(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), an amount of subsidy of less than 1% of the export price of the goods is insignificant for a developed country and of less than 2% of the export price of the goods for a developing country.

Note: The margins of dumping reported in the table above 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 anti‑dumping duty to be levied on future importations of dumped goods. In the event of an injury finding by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, normal values have been provided to the exporters which provided sufficient information for future shipments to Canada and these normal values would come into effect the day after the injury finding. Information regarding normal values of the subject goods should be obtained from the exporter. Imports of subject goods from exporters/producers that did not provide sufficient information to the CBSA during the dumping investigation and who are not listed in the table above will be subject to the All Other Exporters anti‑dumping duty rate pursuant to a ministerial specification.

As reported in the table above, the amounts of subsidy (as a percentage of export price) are the amounts determined by the CBSA for purposes of the final determination of subsidizing. These amounts do not reflect the countervailing duty to be levied on future importations of subsidized goods originating in or exported from Turkey, which will be based on the specific amounts of subsidy, per metric tonne, converted into Canadian dollars.

Normally, normal values will not be applied retroactively. However, this measure may be applied retroactively in cases where the parties have not advised the CBSA in a timely manner of substantial changes that affect values for SIMA purposes. Therefore, where substantial changes occur in prices, market conditions, costs associated with production and sales of the goods, the onus is on the concerned parties to advise the CBSA.

Please consult the SIMA self‑assessment guide for more detailed information explaining how to determine the amount of SIMA duties owing.

Appendix 1

Product definition

For the purpose of the dumping and subsidy investigations, the subject goods are defined as:

Corrosion‑resistant flat‑rolled steel sheet products of carbon steel including products alloyed with the following elements:

in coils or cut lengths, in thicknesses up to 0.168 in. (4.267 mm) and widths up to 72 inch (1,828.8 mm) with all dimensions being plus or minus allowable tolerances contained in the applicable standards, with or without passivation and/or anti‑fingerprint treatments, originating in or exported from the Republic of Turkey, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates, and excluding:

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