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Cold-rolled steel: Measures in force

Dumping and subsidizing (China, South Korea, Vietnam)

Measure in force code (MIF code)


Product information

Product definition

Cold-reduced flat-rolled sheet products of carbon steel (alloy and non-alloy), in coils or cut lengths, in thicknesses up to 0.142 inches (3.61 mm) and widths up to 73 inches (1854 mm) inclusive, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and excluding:

  1. organic coated (including pre-paint and laminate) and metallic coated steel;
  2. steel products for use in the manufacture of passenger automobiles, buses, trucks, ambulances or hearses or chassis therefor, or parts thereof, or accessories or parts thereof;
  3. steel products for use in the manufacture of aeronautic products;
  4. perforated steel;
  5. stainless steel;
  6. silicon electrical steel; and
  7. tool steel.

Investigations Information

The dates of the investigative proceedings and finding concerning this case are:

Action Date
Initiation of Investigations May 25, 2018
Preliminary Determinations August 23, 2018
Final Determinations October 31, 2018
Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s Finding December 21, 2018
Expiry Review Determination

Tariff classification numbers

Beginning January 1, 2022, under the revised customs tariff schedule, subject goods are normally classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

  • 7209.15.00.00
  • 7209.16.00.40
  • 7209.16.00.90
  • 7209.17.00.40
  • 7209.17.00.90
  • 7209.18.00.00
  • 7209.25.00.00
  • 7209.26.00.00
  • 7209.27.00.00
  • 7209.28.00.00
  • 7209.90.00.00
  • 7211.23.00.00
  • 7211.29.00.00
  • 7211.90.00.00
  • 7225.50.00.10
  • 7225.50.00.20
  • 7225.50.00.30
  • 7225.50.00.40

Please note that these classification numbers may apply to goods which are not subject to SIMA measures, may change because of amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, or the subject goods may be imported under HS classification numbers that are not listed. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Duty liability (Anti-dumping duties and countervailing Duties)

Country of origin or export: China, South Korea, Vietnam

Effective on imports of subject goods released by the CBSA on or after December 22, 2018.

No exporters in China, South Korea or Vietnam received normal values or a specific amount of subsidy following the conclusion of the investigation. For further information please consult the CBSA Notice of Final Determinations.

The liability for anti-dumping and countervailing duty results from the proceedings conducted under SIMA and from the CITT finding. Given that no exporters or producers provided a response to the CBSA’s RFIs, normal values and amount of subsidy will therefore be determined by a ministerial specification under SIMA.

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from China, South Korea or Vietnam, the anti-dumping duty is listed in the table below:

Country of origin or export Anti-dumping Duty*
China - All Exporters 91.9%
South Korea - All Exporters 53.0%
Vietnam - All Exporters 99.2%

*As a percentage of export price.

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from China, South Korea or Vietnam, the countervailing duty is listed in the table below:

Country of origin or export Amount of Subsidy per Metric Tonne
China - All Exporters 506 Chinese Renminbi
South Korea - All Exporters 86,733 South Korean Won
Vietnam - All Exporters 2,607,988 Vietnamese Dong

For information on duty assessment, refer to the Guide for self-assessing SIMA duties.

Information Required on Customs Documents

The import documentation should include the information listed below. Failure to provide this information may result in the application of penalties to the importer, pursuant to the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).

The import documentation should clearly indicate the following:

  • Confirmation whether the product is subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties
  • Exporter ID
  • Name and address of producer/manufacturer
  • Location of plant/mill of production
  • Place from which direct shipment to Canada began
  • Name and address of vendor (if different from the producer)
  • Country of origin
  • Country of export
  • Canadian customer's name and address
  • Canadian importer's name and address (if different from the customer)
  • Full product description of the goods, including:
    • Model ID
    • Model description
    • Product quality (primes, seconds, etc.)
    • Product form (coils, sheet, etc.)
    • Steel grade
    • Width
    • Nominal thickness
    • Minimum thickness
    • Annealing
    • Surface (standard, semi-critical, critical, surface exposed, etc.)
    • Finishing (rough matte, regular matte, light matte, etc.)
    • Packaging
    • Tolerance requirement (width and flatness requirements)
    • For automotive use (is product designed specifically for automotive manufacturing?)
  • Date of sale, date of shipment
  • Quantity (state unit of measure, e.g. kilograms, pounds, metric tonnes, etc.)
  • Unit selling price and total selling price to importer in Canada
  • Currency of settlement used (e.g. US$, CDN$, etc.)
  • Terms and conditions of sale (e.g. FOB, CIF, etc.)
  • All costs, expenses, and charges incurred by the exporter and vendor in the shipment of the subject goods to Canada (includes inland and ocean freight, insurance, duties, port and handling charges, etc.) and
  • The amount of any export taxes applicable to the goods

Appeal decisions relating to subjectivity

Summaries of appeal decisions made by the CBSA respecting whether an imported good is subject to this measure in force can be found on the President-level re-determinations page.

Email for subjectivity opinions and duty assessment questions

Important Prior to submitting a subjectivity opinion request, please review the “detailed product information”. Each request must be supported with essential information including, but not limited to, pictures, mill certificates, measurements, origin of the goods, etc. in relation to the specific product in question.

Failure to provide sufficient information will result in a rejection of the request by the CBSA.

CITT reference number(s)

  • PI-2018-002
  • NQ-2018-002
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