RB 2017 RI
Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar
Notice of Re-investigation

Ottawa, May 1, 2017

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a re-investigation to update the normal values and export prices respecting certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China), the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey, and the amount of subsidy of certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from China, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

The subject goods are described 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 People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey.”


“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).”

The subject goods are usually classified under the following 10-digit Harmonized System classification numbers:

The re-investigation is part of the ongoing enforcement of the threat of injury finding issued on January 9, 2015 by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

It is anticipated that this re-investigation will be concluded by September 1, 2017.

A re-investigation schedule is available at: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/ri-re/menu-eng.html.

As part of this re-investigation, the CBSA will also be conducting an inquiry pursuant to section 20 of SIMA respecting the steel industry in China. The CBSA has conducted several recent section 20 inquiries on the Chinese steel industry and information available to the CBSA indicated that the domestic prices are substantially determined by the Government of China (GOC) and there is sufficient reason to believe that they are not substantially the same as they would be if they were determined in a competitive market. During this re-investigation, the CBSA will once again examine the long products steel industry sector in China as, based on currently available information, there is continued reason to believe that the conditions of section 20 remain.

All interested parties are welcome to provide facts and supporting information to the CBSA if they wish to comment on the application of section 20 of SIMA.

Normal values and amounts of subsidy established during this re-investigation will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the re-investigation. Normal values and amounts of subsidy currently in place will expire on that date. In addition, the normal values and amounts of subsidy determined on the basis of the re-investigation will be applied to any entries of subject goods under appeal that have yet to be re determined at the time of the conclusion of this re-investigation.

Exporters that wish to participate in this re-investigation are required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s Request for Information (RFI) by June 7, 2017. An exporter will be considered co-operative if the requested information is submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data.

Where an exporter of subject goods does not provide sufficient information to determine specific normal values or does not permit verification of information submitted, anti-dumping duties will be assessed at the rate of 41% of the export price of the subject goods imported into Canada, in accordance with a ministerial specification pursuant to section 29 of SIMA.

Similarly, in cases where the GOC or exporters in China fail to provide complete and accurate submissions enabling the determination of specific amounts of subsidy, countervailing duties will be assessed at the rate of 469 Renminbi per metric tonne in accordance with a ministerial specification pursuant to subsection 30.4(2) of SIMA.

Exporters that are not the manufacturer of the subject goods (e.g. trading companies, vendors, etc.) will receive normal values only to the extent that their suppliers/manufacturers provide sufficient information to permit the determination of normal values and export prices.

Please note that, for the current re-investigation, the CBSA is contacting all known and potential exporters. However, any importers or exporters who have not received a letter from the CBSA with the accompanying RFIs, and who wish to provide a response to the RFI are advised to contact one of the officers identified below. Similarly, it is suggested that importers contact their exporter(s) to determine if the exporter(s) has received the exporter RFI and whether they intend to cooperate with the CBSA in this re-investigation.

Responses to the Importer RFI are due by May 23, 2017. Importers are cautioned that new normal values or amounts of subsidy, when issued, may be higher than those currently in effect and that this could result in additional assessments of anti-dumping and/or countervailing duty. Importers are also cautioned that unless an exporter co-operates in this re-investigation and receives specific normal values or amounts of subsidy at its conclusion, subsequent imports of subject goods from that exporter will be assessed anti-dumping and countervailing duties based on the ministerial specifications indicated above.

The closing of the record for parties will be at noon on August 4, 2017. Case arguments and reply submissions from parties shall be filed by noon, on August 14, 2017 and August 21, 2017, respectively.

In addition, in cases where changes occur in domestic prices, market conditions or costs associated with the production and sales of the subject goods, or amounts of subsidy received, the concerned parties are responsible for informing the CBSA of such changes in writing and in a timely manner. If the concerned parties do not or did not properly notify the CBSA of substantial changes, or if they do not provide the information required to make any necessary adjustments to values, retroactive assessments of anti-dumping or countervailing duty may be warranted.

The CBSA has indications that substantial changes may have occurred during the period of investigation (October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017) and that the CBSA was not advised by the exporters of these changes. If these substantial changes are confirmed during the re-investigation, retroactive assessments will be applied and impacted parties will be notified of such a decision.

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit
Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate
Canada Border Services Agency
100 Metcalfe Street, 11th floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0L8

Officers' names and contact information:

  • Robert Wright 613-954-1643
  • Valerie Ngai 613-954-7410


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