RB4 2020 IN: Certain concrete reinforcing bar
Notice of preliminary determination

Ottawa, March 4, 2021

On March 4, 2021, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made a preliminary determination of dumping respecting certain concrete reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia.

As of February 4, 2021, the subject goods are usually imported under the following tariff classification numbers:

The tariff classification numbers are for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition, contained in Appendix 1, for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Provisional duties will now be payable on the subject goods from Oman and Russia that are released from the CBSA on or after March 4, 2021. The estimated margins of dumping and provisional duties payable by exporter are found in Appendix 2.

Additional information about this investigation 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 the subject goods imported into Canada, please refer to the contact information of CBSA Enforcement officers.

Officers’ names and contact information:

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

Appendix 1: 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 Sultanate of Oman and the Russian Federation.

Also excluded is “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 is 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.

Appendix 2: Estimated margins of dumping and provisional duties

Country of origin or export Estimated margins of dumping
(as % of export price)
Provisional duties payable
(as a % of export price)
Oman
All exporters 8.0% 8.0%
Russia
All exporters 45.0% 45.0%
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