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Notice of initiation of investigation: Certain concrete reinforcing bar 5 (RB5 2024 IN)


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation on May 3, 2024, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from Bulgaria, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. The investigation follows a complaint filed by ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada, G.P., Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, and AltaSteel Inc.

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

  1. 7213.10.00.11
  2. 7213.10.00.12
  3. 7213.10.00.13
  4. 7213.10.00.90
  5. 7214.20.00.11
  6. 7214.20.00.12
  7. 7214.20.00.13
  8. 7214.20.00.14
  9. 7214.20.00.21
  10. 7214.20.00.22
  11. 7214.20.00.23
  12. 7214.20.00.24
  13. 7214.20.00.31
  14. 7214.20.00.32
  15. 7214.20.00.33
  16. 7214.20.00.34
  17. 7214.20.00.90
  18. 7215.90.00.20
  19. 7215.90.00.30
  20. 7227.90.00.50
  21. 7228.30.00.51
  22. 7228.30.00.52
  23. 7228.30.00.53

These tariff classification numbers may include non-subject goods, and subject goods may also fall under additional tariff classification numbers.

The product definition as well as additional product information are contained in Appendix 1.

The CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being dumped and will make a preliminary decision within 90 days, at which time provisional duties may apply.

Additional information about the investigation will be provided in a Statement of Reasons that will be accessible within 15 days.

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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 Republic of Bulgaria, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

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 (“CAD”) 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.

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