PLA6 2019 UP 01
Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate
Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review

Ottawa, October 11, 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a normal value review to update the normal values and export prices applicable to certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate exported to Canada from Ukraine by MetInvest International S.A. (MetInvest).

The normal value review is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) order issued on January 30, 2015, in Expiry Review No. RR-2014-002, respecting the dumping of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate from Ukraine, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

The product definition and the applicable tariff classification numbers of the goods subject to the CITT order are contained in Appendix 1 (subject goods).

Should the exporter decide to participate in this normal value review, it is required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s Request for Information (RFI) by November 18, 2019. The exporter will be considered co-operative if the requested information is complete, submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data.

If the exporter does not provide a complete response to the RFI by the deadline date, any previous normal values issued to the exporter will be immediately revoked and normal values applicable to subject goods exported by MetInvest will be determined by advancing the export price of the goods by 21.3% pursuant to a ministerial specification.

The schedule for this normal value review is available at: The CBSA will close the record for this normal value review once it has been determined that sufficient information has been received to make a decision. The CBSA will update the website to announce that the record has been closed. Interested parties will have seven days from the close of the record to file case arguments concerning the normal value review and 14 days from the close of the record to file reply submissions in respect of the case arguments.

Normal values established during this review will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the normal value review. Normal values currently in place for the named exporter will expire on that date. The normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review may be applied to any requests for re-determination of importations of subject goods that have not been processed prior to the conclusion of normal value review, regardless of the date that the requests were received. The normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review may be applied retroactively where the conditions described below are met.

Please note that exporters with normal values are required to promptly inform the CBSA in writing of changes to domestic prices, costs, market conditions or terms of sale associated with the production and sales of the goods. All parties are cautioned that where there are increases in domestic prices, and/or costs as noted above, the export price for sales to Canada should be increased accordingly to ensure that any sale made to Canada is not only above the normal value but at or above selling prices and full costs and profit of the goods in the exporter’s domestic market. If exporters did not properly notify the CBSA of any such changes, did not adjust export prices accordingly, or did not provide the information required to make any necessary adjustments to normal values and export prices, retroactive assessments of anti-dumping or countervailing duties may be warranted.

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

  • Matthew Lerette: 613-954-7398


Appendix 1 - Product Definition

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) up to and including 3.0 inches (76.0 mm) inclusive (with all dimensions being plus or minus allowable tolerances contained in the applicable standards e.g. ASTM standards A6/A6M and A20/A20M), originating in/or exported from Ukraine; excluding 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)."

Classification of Imports

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

  1. 7208.51.00.10
  2. 7208.51.00.91
  3. 7208.51.00.92
  4. 7208.51.00.93
  5. 7208.51.00.94
  6. 7208.51.00.95
  7. 7208.52.00.10
  8. 7208.52.00.91
  9. 7208.52.00.92
  10. 7208.52.00.93
  11. 7208.52.00.96

This listing of tariff classification numbers is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

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