Certain Steel Plate 5
Dumping (Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania)

Product Information

Product Definition

The subject goods are defined as:

"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 from 24 inches (+/- 610 mm) to 152 inches (+/- 3,860 mm) inclusive and in thicknesses from 0.187 inches (+/- 4.75 mm) to 4 inches (+/-101.6 mm) inclusive, originating in/or exported from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania, excluding plate produced to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A515 and A516M/A516 Grade 70 in thickness greater than 3.125 inches (+/- 79.3 mm), universal mill plate, plate for use in the manufacture of pipe and plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface (also known as floor plate)."

ASTM standards, such as A6/A6M and A20/A20M, recognize permissible variations for dimensions.

It should be noted that the metric equivalent dimensions in the definition of the subject goods are rounded numbers as indicated the "+/-" symbols.

Plate is manufactured to Canadian Standards Association (CSA), ASTM or other recognized specifications with the result that the products of any manufacturer, whether domestic or foreign, are interchangeable in any application. Therefore, price is the most significant factor in choosing a source of supply. The most common specification for plate in Canada is CSA G40.21 300W/44W.

Investigation Information

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

Action Date
Initiation of Investigation June 13, 2003
Preliminary Determination September 11, 2003
Final Determination December 9, 2003
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Finding January 9, 2004
Re-Investigation February 3, 2006
Re-Investigation February 27, 2008
Expiry Review Determination September 5, 2008
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Order January 8, 2009
Re-Investigation July 16, 2010
Expiry Review Determination August 22, 2013
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Order January 7, 2014
Tariff Classification Numbers

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

  • 7208.51.00.10
  • 7208.51.00.91
  • 7208.51.00.92
  • 7208.51.00.93
  • 7208.51.00.94
  • 7208.51.00.95
  • 7208.52.00.10
  • 7208.52.00.91
  • 7208.52.00.92
  • 7208.52.00.93
  • 7208.52.00.96

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)

Country of Origin or Export: Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania

Effective on imports of subject goods released by the CBSA on or after 2010-07-16:

No exporters in Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania received normal values in the most recent re-investigation. CBSA Notice of Conclusion of Re-investigation.

For importations of subject goods from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania, the anti-dumping duty is equal to 74.6% of the export price.

Disclosure of Normal Values and Amounts of Subsidy

The liability for anti-dumping duty results from the proceedings conducted under SIMA and from the finding of the CITT. 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 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 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 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 (e.g. carbon steel plate, high strength low alloy plate, pressure vessel quality plate)
    • Product specification (e.g. ASTM A516, CSA-G40.21)
    • Product grade (e.g. Grade 50, 230G)
    • Product quality (e.g. prime, secondary)
    • Heat treatment (e.g. normalized, none)
    • Dimensions/size (e.g. thickness, width)
    • Whether coil or cut-to-length (specify length)
  • 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.).
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

Trade_Programs-Programmes_commerciaux@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

CBSA Reference Number(s)
  • Dumping file #: 4258-121
  • Dumping case #: AD1304
CITT Reference Number(s)
  • NQ-2003-002
  • RR-2008-002
  • RR-2013-002
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