Certain Cold-rolled Steel
Dumping & Subsidizing (China, South Korea, Vietnam)

Product Information

Product Definition

The subject goods are defined as:

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.
Investigation Information

The dates of the investigative proceedings and findings 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
Tariff Classification Numbers

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

  • 7209.15.00.00
  • 7209.16.00.00
  • 7209.17.00.00
  • 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
  • 7225.50.00.00

Please note that these tariff classification numbers may apply to goods which are not subject to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) measures, may change because of amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, or the subject goods may be imported under tariff classification numbers that are not listed.

Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods. For more information on the tariff classification numbers, please refer to the CBSA's website.

Duty Liability
(Anti-dumping Duties)

Country of Origin or Export: China, South Korea, Vietnam

Effective on imports of subject goods released by the CBSA on or after 2018-12-22:

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.

Duty Liability
(Countervailing Duties)

Country of Origin or Export: China, South Korea, Vietnam

Effective on imports of subject goods released by the CBSA on or after 2018-12-22:

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
Disclosure of Normal Values and Amounts of Subsidy

The liability for anti-dumping and countervailing duty results from the proceedings conducted under SIMA and from the finding of the CITT. Information regarding the normal value and amount of subsidy of the subject goods in question and the amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty payable should be obtained from the exporter. Related information may be made available to importers on a need-to-know basis in accordance with the provisions of Memorandum D14-1-2, Disclosure of Normal Values, Export Prices, and Amounts of Subsidy Established Under the Special Import Measures Act to Importers.

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

Information Required on Customs Documents

The import documentation should clearly indicate the following:

  • Confirmation whether the product is subject to provisional duties
  • 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:
    • 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?)

Other Relevant Characteristics:

  • Date of sale, date of shipment
  • Quantity (state unit of measure – e.g. kg, metric tonne)
  • 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.) and,
  • 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 SIMA Appeals page.

Email for Duty Assessment Questions


CBSA Reference Number(s)
  • CRS 2018 IN
CITT Reference Number(s)
  • PI-2018-002
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