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Heavy plate: Measures in force

Dumping (Chinese Taipei and Germany)

Measure in force code (MIF code)


Product information

Product definition

Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate not further manufactured than hot-rolled, heat-treated or not, in cut lengths, in widths greater than 72 inches (+/- 1829 mm) to 152 inches (+/- 3,860 mm) inclusive, and thicknesses from 0.375 inches (+/- 9.525 mm) up to and including 4.5 inches (+/- 114.3 mm) (with all dimensions being plus or minus allowable tolerances contained in the applicable standards), but excluding:

  • plate in coil form, and
  • plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface (also known as floor plate).

For greater certainty, the subject goods include steel plate which contains alloys greater than required by recognized industry standards, provided the steel does not meet recognized industry standards for an alloy-grade steel plate.


The Canadian International Trade Tribunal excludes the following products from its finding:

  1. Hot-rolled carbon steel plate manufactured to the following specifications and grades:
    • ASME SA-285/SA-285M or ASTM A-285/A-285M
    • ASME SA-299/SA-299M or ASTM A-299/A-299M
    • ASME SA-515/SA-515M or ASTM A-515/A-515M
    • ASME SA-516/SA-516M or ASTM A-516/A-516M (including, but not limited to, SA/A516 Grade 70)
    • ASME SA-537/SA-537M or ASTM A-537/A-537M or
    • ASME SA-841/SA-841M or ASTM A-841/A-841M
    which is normalized (heat treated) and vacuum degassed (including while molten) with a sulphur content less than or equal to 0.003 percent and a phosphorus content less than or equal to 0.017 percent, imported exclusively for use in the manufacture of pressure vessels for the oil and gas sector for use in sour service and hydrogen-induced cracking applications
  2. Hot-rolled carbon steel plate in grade ASME SA-516 Grade 70 or ASTM A-516 Grade 70 normalized (heat treated) with a thickness greater than 3.28 inches
  3. Hot-rolled carbon steel plate produced to the following specifications and grades:
    • ASME SA-516/SA-516M or ASTM A-516/A-516M, normalized
    • ASME SA-299/SA-299M or ASTM A-299/A-299M, normalized and
    • ASME SA-537/SA-537M or ASTM A-537/A-537M, normalized
    in the following dimensions:
    • 2.5 inches thick, greater than or equal to 151 inches wide and of any length
    • greater than or equal to 3 inches thick, greater than or equal to 121 inches wide and of any length
    • greater than 3.28 inches thick of any width and length
  4. Heavy plate imported by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. for use in the Arctic and Offshore Patrols Ships shipbuilding project

Investigation information

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

Action Date
Initiation of investigation May 27, 2020
Preliminary decisions October 9, 2020
Final determination January 7, 2021
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's finding February 5, 2021

Tariff classification numbers

Subject goods are normally classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

  • 7208.51.00.11
  • 7208.51.00.12
  • 7208.51.00.19
  • 7208.51.00.22
  • 7208.51.00.23
  • 7208.51.00.24
  • 7208.51.00.25
  • 7208.51.00.32
  • 7208.51.00.33
  • 7208.51.00.34
  • 7208.51.00.35
  • 7208.51.00.42
  • 7208.51.00.43
  • 7208.51.00.44
  • 7208.51.00.45
  • 7208.51.00.52
  • 7208.51.00.53
  • 7208.51.00.54
  • 7208.51.00.55
  • 7208.51.00.62
  • 7208.51.00.63
  • 7208.51.00.64
  • 7208.51.00.65
  • 7208.51.00.72
  • 7208.51.00.73
  • 7208.51.00.74
  • 7208.51.00.75
  • 7208.52.00.11
  • 7208.52.00.12
  • 7208.52.00.19
  • 7208.52.00.82
  • 7208.52.00.83
  • 7208.52.00.84
  • 7208.52.00.85

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.

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 Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Harmonized commodity description and coding system.

Duty liability (anti-dumping duties)

Country of origin or export: Chinese Taipei and Germany

The following table identifies the exporter(s) who currently have been issued normal values. Please refer to the Normal value model ID table for information relating to model IDs, model descriptions and units of measure. Information regarding specific normal values of subject goods should be obtained from the exporter. Please note that model information is posted only for exporters who have successfully enrolled in an exporter ID.

Source Exporter Exporter ID Cooperative since Last revised
Chinese Taipei China Steel Corporation 783779606RM0001
Germany AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke 779637404RM0001

Pursuant to paragraph 41(1)(a) of the Special Import Measures Act, the Canada Border Services Agency terminated the dumping investigation in respect of certain heavy plate exported to Canada by:

Source Exporter Exporter ID
Turkey Ereğli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikaları T.A.Ş. (Erdemir). Exporter has not applied

For importations of subject goods originating in/or exported from Chinese Taipei and Germany for which the exporter has not been issued normal values, the anti-dumping duty is listed in the table below:

Source of origin or export Margin of dumping rate for all other exportersfootnote 1
Chinese Taipei 80.6%
Germany 68.6%
Footnote 1As a percentage of export price

Disclosure of normal values

The liability for anti-dumping duty results from the proceeding conducted under SIMA. Information regarding the normal value of the subject goods in question and the amount of anti-dumping 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.

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 SIMA duties
  • Exporter ID
  • Name and address of producer/manufacturer
  • Name and 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 number – Indicate product number assigned to the exporter in the investigation
    • Specification – Identify the specification of the product exported to Canada
    • Grade – Identify the grade of the product exported to Canada
    • Heat treatment - Indicate whether or not the product exported to Canada was heat treated
    • Vacuum degassed – Indicate if the product is vacuum degassed (yes/no)
    • Product quality – Indicate if the product is prime or secondary product
    • Thickness – Indicate the thickness of the product exported to Canada
    • Width – Indicate the width of the product exported to Canada
    • Length – Indicate the length of the product exported to Canada

Other relevant characteristics

  • 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)

  • NQ-2020-001
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